18 Dec 2019 - Astro announces that both DIVA and E! channel will be ceased on 31 Dec 2019. This decision is due to the channel provider, NBC Universal, has decided to ceasing the 2 channels throughout all pay TV operators in Asia, hence Astro viewers will be affected in this cessation. At the same time, Astro also announced that they will be bringing a once Astro Go exclusive channel, Comedy Central channel, to be made available to Astro customers from 1 Jan 2020 at 6am. The channel will be CH 718 (HD) and it's available only to Variety Pack customers with HD subscription. As for DIVA, there is no channel replacement for that.
21-22 Nov 2019 - 5 new HD simulcast channels for kids launches.
Astro Xiao Tai Yang (304)
Astro Ceria (631)
Disney Channel (635)
Cartoon Network (636)
13 Nov 2019 - Astro announces the 4K UHD service, with the new Ultra Box.
On top of Astro UHD channel on CH 780, there is also 2 Astro Best UHD channels on CH 498 and CH 499.
15 Oct 2019 - New 8 simulcast HD channels launches.
- Animal Planet (576)
- Crime + Investigation (716)
- Discovery Channel (572)
- Discovery Science (574)
- DMAX (717)
- E! (718)
- AL Jazeera English (535)
- BBC World News (534)
28 Sep 2019 - All channels and On Demand content can be watched for free to all Astro customers and Astro Go users except Astro First, Astro Best and beIn Sports Rugby channel.
Astro was voted the Putra Brand of the Year and inducted into the Putra Hall of Fame for 10th consecutive win in Media Network category at the Putra Brand Awards 2019. To thank Malaysians, Astro is offering complimentary viewing of all shows on Astro and Astro Go from 12:01AM on Sunday, 29 September to 11:59PM on Sunday, 13 October 2019.
In addition, Astro is also offering a 10% discount on all TV products on Go Shop channels and three special channels from 12:01AM on Friday, 4 October 2019 to 11:59PM on Sunday,6 October 2019. Key in the promo code THANKS10 to enjoy 10% off, with no minimum spend required. Only one promo code can be used at one time.
*Excluding Astro First, Astro Best and Rugby World Cup CH825
30 Sep/1 Oct 2019 - Tara HD ceases on 12am, replaces with Colors Hindi HD as replacement. Colors Hindi HD starts on 1 Oct 6am.
Enjoy your favourite shows on the new Colors Hindi HD (CH 108) from 1 October at 6:00am, as a replacement for TARA HD (CH 108) which will no longer be available from 30 September at 11:59pm. Thank you for your support and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. https://www.facebook.com/Astro/posts/10157363540659627
30 Sept 2019 - Astro Go app on LG Smart TV will be decommissioned. https://www.lowyat.net/2019/193860/astro-to-discontinue-astro-go-app-on-lgtv-effective-30th-september-2019/
30 Sept 2019 - Njoi Now (OTT service) will no longer be available.
14 Sept 2019 - Astro announces that Payfy ewallet service will cease on 14 Sep 2019.
30 Aug ~ 17 Sep - MalaysiaKu HD channel, showcase over 40 local blockbuster movies in conjunction with National Day.
16 Aug 2019 - Astro for Broadband has announced, where Astro subscription can be bundled with Maxis Fibre (30Mbps for RM89/month and RM129/month for 100Mbps). https://www.lowyat.net/2019/191635/astro-broadband-maxis-price/
15 Aug 2019 - Sun TV HD (ch232) and Star VIjay HD (ch234) is now available.
14 Aug 2019 - Astro Beta Programme v1.2 - 4K UHD box and cloud recording appears on website for beta testers.
2 Aug 2019 - A-list (ch456) channel has ceased (channel was introduced back in 1 Oct 2013), content is now exclusively available on demand.
2 Aug 2019 - Astro Box Office Tayangan Hebat and Thangathirai has upgraded to HD, channel number remain ch130 and ch241. Legacy box users have to upgrade to HD box to continue watching this channel.
1 Aug 2019 - Astro announced new channel numbering for sports channels.
17 July 2019 iQiYi 爱奇艺 channel, is introduced. Channel number 300. Not available for Njoi users.
15 July - 1 Aug 2019 - Channel preview on Movies pack to all Astro customers, including HD.
8 July 2019 - Astro Go has updated to brand new user interface, similar to beta software. "Play from Start" feature is available and almost all live TV channels can be watched on Astro Go, except SD version of HD simulcast channels, English movies channels, free-to-air channels, and etc. https://www.lowyat.net/2019/189445/astro-go-now-comes-with-new-user-interface-and-features/
1 July 2019 12.01am - Astro Xi Yue HD has ceased.
15 June - 1 July 2019 - Channel preview on Kids pack to all Astro customers.
22-26 May 2019 - Sun News (ch204) temporary channel is made available to all Astro customers for free, in conjunction to India General Election.
1 Mar 2019 - Zee Tamil HD has been ceased.
Our channel partner, Zee TV, has informed us that Zee Tamil HD (CH 232) will no longer be available on Astro platforms effective 1 March 2019 at 12am (midnight). We regret any inconvenience caused and thank you for your support.