Oct 12, 2016


I have news!!!!! If you are an Astro customer like me......you can now have free access to Astro Fiesta (CH 996/ HD CH 998) while customers who have connected their boxes can watch on demand entertainment on OD Fiesta, for free from today till end of the year. 

This is in conjunction with Astro’s 20th anniversary. You got it right... Astro celebrates their 20th birthday and we are the ones getting spoiled...

Be sure to check out the free preview of Astro Fiesta (CH 996 / HD CH 998) starting 10 October 2016 until 31 December 2016 which brings the best international and local concerts such as:
  • ·         Katy Perry – The Prismatic World
  • ·         Inkigayo Music Specials 
  • ·         Konsert Mega Gegar Vaganza di Istana Budaya
  • ·         Mayday Nowhere Concert
  • ·         International Superstar 2015
  • ·         I AM – SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden
  • ·         Queen – A Night at the Odeon
  • ·         5 Seconds of Summer – How Did We End Up Here?
  • ·         Billboard’s Women in Music 2015
  •         MTV World Stage specials

The OD Fiesta is available to all Astro customers starting 10 October 2016 until 31 December 2016. Simply connect your Personal Video Recorder (PVR) to your home Wi-Fi to watch OD Fiesta. Customers can access the latest series from across the globe such as:

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  • ·         Scarlet Heart
  • ·         Love in the Moonlight
  • ·         The Hiddens
  • ·         Brother’s Keeper
  • ·         My Sister
  • ·         The Walking Dead
  • ·         Outcast
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  • ·         Suri Hati Mr Pilot
  • ·         Seethaiyin Raman

They can also enjoy A-List movies, more than 150 Tamil movies, Movies from Celestial Movies and Citra... yup, whatever language you want.. English, Tamil, Chinese or Malay!!!!
And if you have not downloaded the Astro on the Go app, now is the best time to do so too, because, you can now also enjoy Astro Awani, Astro Arena, Go Shop 1, Go Shop 2 and eGG channel as well as selected On Demand content for free anytime anywhere.

Thanks to Tian Chad for taking this pic for me....

Yours truly was over at Astro All Asia Broadcast Centre in Technology Park Malaysia, Seri Kembangan and had a whole load of fun there with the various channels having game booths or photograph booths around the public area of the Astro HQ. 

Then we headed over to the main "celebration" at Studio 1 hosted by Adam C....

Starting with giggling and laughing at Harith Iskander's talk show with two sets of guests, Vince and Datuk Aznil plus Nabil, Zizan and Johan. This really left everyone in stitches....

Dato’ Rohana Rozhan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Astro said “2016 marks our 20th year in the business, during which we are honoured to be Malaysians’ preferred choice of entertainment, sports, news and learning content across Malaysia. As we enter into this third decade, we do so recognising that the competition for consumers’ time and share of wallet will be even more vigorous, particularly as digital proliferates deeper into the ever-evolving media industry, impacting consumer behavior, consumer choice, traditional business models and the competitive landscape. While admittedly a threat, we believe, our singularity will ensure an even greater opportunity.

Key to this is our ability to know our customers better than anyone else, identify our strengths, address our gaps and align our resources to meet our challenges ahead. In Malaysia, we remain focused on continuing to grow our customer reach be that in terms of households, individuals, businesses or advertisers. Through our dual approach of pay and free business models, we are confident of reaching 90% penetration or approximately 7 million households in 5 years. This in turn, will provide us access to address approximately 30 million individuals within these households, at home and on the go. We have launched Tribe in Indonesia and soon the Philippines and other markets across the region. Tribe will anchor a new mobile first, millennial and communal customer base, complementing Astro’s scale and scope.

Our customers continue to be at the heart of everything we do and they will continue to challenge and inspire us to introduce new content, products, services and experiences of relevance and value.  To be a worthy market leader we need to continuously revolutionize, disrupt and grow as an organisation. With the consumer and media landscape shifting rapidly, we will need to combine our creative capabilities with technological innovation, analytical skills and our strong ability to execute with entrepreneurialism and ingenuity.  Our promise and commitment to our customers remain that we will continue to strive to be better and to be a worthy brand of choice.”

Astro also presented its customer, Erni Chan with a trip for 2 to New York City’s Biggest Food Festival with the opportunity to meet popular celebrity chefs, Bobby Flay, Rachael Ray, Giada De Laurentiis, and Michael Symon. So lucky right... Got me all envious there...

Then there was a special appearance by none other then Korean heartthrob; Kim Rae-Won of Doctors fame over OneTV!!! Which got everyone in the hall thrilled and excited... Yours truly here nearly swooned (ok, ok, too much drama) .....

Joining the 20th Anniversary celebrations were National Geographic host; Harry Yuan, popular Malaysian celebrities; Zizan, Johan, Nabil, Datuk Aznil Nawawi, Harith Iskander, Alex Yoong, Aaron Aziz, Lisa Surihani, Hafiz, Adira, Nicole, Geraldine, Adam C, Adi, Radin, Jentzen Lim, Jay, Yaashini; well-loved characters like Mickey Mouse, The Minions, Homer Simpson, Power Puff Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants & Patrick Star, OO-Kun and many more.

And yes.... the birthday cake.... definitely grabbed attention... now how could it not when it was a gorgeous piece of artwork created by Buddy Valastro of the Cake Boss.... Everyone who were earlier at awe at Kim Rae Won's appearance were now all mesmerized by the sight of the magnificent cake..

Free Astro Fiesta and OD Fiesta
All Astro customers can enjoy Astro Fiesta (CH 996 / HD CH 998) for free from 10 October until 31 December 2016. Astro Fiesta showcases the best international and local concerts such as Katy Perry – The Prismatic World, Konsert Mega Gegar Vaganza, Mayday Nowhere Concert, International Superstar 2015, I AM – SMTOWN Live World Tour in Madison Square Garden; Queen – A Night at the Odeon; MTV World Stage specials and more.

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Customers who have connected their boxes can enjoy OD Fiesta, a specially curated selection of the latest series from across the globe e.g. The Walking Dead, Outcast; Korean series, Love in the Moonlight, Doctors, Jealousy Incarnate; Cantonese and Hokkien series, The Hiddens, Brother’s Keeper and My Sister; top Tamil shows, Seethaiyin Raman; local favorites, Akademi Fantasia, Lara Oh Lara, Suri Hati Mr. Pilot and Superstar 2016 – all on demand, for free. Simply connect your Personal Video Recorder (PVR) to your home Wi-Fi to start watching OD Fiesta.

20 Exclusive ‘Once-In-A-Lifetime’ experiences
All Astro customers can participate to win one of 20 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime adventures, which include the following: -

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·         A trip to North Ireland for a Game of Thrones tour experience, or a baking class at Buddy Valastro Cooking School in New Jersey to bake like a Cake Boss!
·         A trip to key sporting events like the Barcelona vs Real Madrid match in Spain or WWE Wrestlemania 33 match at Florida or a Premier League match in England.

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·         A trip to South Korea to attend either the 2016 MBC Entertainment and Drama Awards or the 2016 KBS Awards ceremony or the 2016 SBS Awards.
·         A trip to Hong Kong to attend the TVB Gala 2016 Show or Celestial’s Movie Studio Gala Dinner.
·         A trip to Chennai, the heart of Tamil entertainment to visit the famous AVM studio and be part of the audience in a top show by Sun TV and Star Vijay TV.

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·         Hang out with popular Malaysian celebrities, Zizan or Johan and get a cameo appearance in one of their shows.
Please refer to the appendix or www.astro.com.my/celebrating-you for the full list of contests.

Free access to Astro Fest, a fun-filled carnival for 4 family members

Astro offers its customers the opportunity to attend Astro Fest carnival at the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park on Sunday, 20 November 2016. Customers can look forward to fun activities from Fox, Discovery, Food Network, Disney and Astro Ceria, LIVE concerts, celebrity appearances and amazing prizes.

Please log on to www.astro.com.my/celebrating-you for more information on how to redeem up to four passes per account to the Astro Fest carnival.


  1. Yay, I want to see these! Thanks for sharing, I will add this to my itinerary during my visit next month :D

  2. I don't have Astro subscription anymore. I never watched Astro and only got it for my parents. However, I have taught them to get their entertainment online. LOL

  3. thanks for sharing . looks like a great show

  4. OMG Kim Rae Won so handsome!!!! I wish to see him real life too.. :( Anyway thanks for update of this!

  5. Yeahhhh Kim Rae Won! Kim Rae Won xD Happy 20th years to Astro! I hope some day they could bring Park Bo Gum hahahah

  6. YAY free channels! I didn't know there's two FOC channel until I read this article, thank youuu brb watching drama lol

  7. It such a long time I did unsubscribe astro as not time to watch. now Astro has variety of show and will subscribe back.

  8. OMG I can watch all my korean dramas! But unfortunately i'm not back home so I don't have my astro :(

  9. This is something no one wants to miss the free channels.

  10. I terminate my astro like 3 years ago to cut our family budget. then now they giving free channels pulak haih

  11. Woohoo to Astro! Always surprising us in so many ways.

  12. We are Astro subscribers since it started. wow it is so many years already! But never been invited to Astro All Asia Broadcast Centre pun lol

  13. Oooh looks like Jom Heboh has a competitor! This carnival looks more fun!

  14. Waaa love that now we can watch Korean Drama now in Astro! And Kim Rae Won is so handsome and man =D

  15. Great to see more and more entertainment options coming up for us! The event looks fun and your photo is so nice.

  16. Didn't know about this I read your post, thanks for the info sharing :)

  17. Spotted my favorite series game of thrones there! Can't wait for season 7 on Astro


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