On our previous post, it shows that Astro Hitz plans to cease its channel on 16 May 2016, and it happened as mentioned.
Effective 16 May 2016 at 12.01am, Astro Hitz (Astro channel 705) will cease transmission. Which could means, Astro customers are no longer able to watch any English music videos channels for free. For customers would like to have English music video channels, MTV (Astro channel 713) is the only way to go and it is available on Variety pack. As of now, there are no replacement to other channels.
TVB and Astro is launching a new package, and it is called Jade Pack. It consists of the following TVB channels, of which three are new in Malaysian market – TVB Jade (Ch. 326), Asian Action Channel (Ch.327), Classic Movies (Ch. 328) – in addition to TVB E-News (Ch. 313), TVB Xing He (Ch. 314), TVBS Asia (Ch. 317) and TVB Classic (Ch. 305), some of which premiere on the same day as Hong Kong.
These channels will start its broadcast on Astro from 1st May 2016 onwards. Astro customers on B.yond set-top-boxes will be able to enjoy a free preview of the channels in Jade Pack from 1st to 15th May 2016.