Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 3 is now available in HD on Astro, on channel 829 and 830 respectively. This channel quality upgrade was a surprise as Astro did not make any major announcement regarding the channels that is now being available in HD.
Astro also added that these 2 new HD channels are permanent, not a temporary HD channels.
Fox Sports 2 on ch813 | ch829 (HD) - Both Sports pack and HD+PVR service is required to watch this channel.
Fox Sports 3 on ch818 | ch830 (HD) - At least "Family HD pack" is required to watch this channel.
From 1 Sept 2016, customers can now enjoy Astro Arena in HD permanently, as well as Astro SuperSport 4 HD. The channel number are 802 and 836 respectively. Prior to this, Astro Arena HD is only available as a temporary HD version of Astro Arena channel on selected major sports events only, while Astro SuperSport 4 is available only in SD quality (4:3 aspect ratio).
The price for Astro Sports Pack will increase by RM 8.48 (incl. GST) per month starting 1 August 2016. This will affect to those who subscribed to Sports Pack including any bundle packs such as Value Pack, Super Pack or Super Pack Plus.
It is due to increasing costs of rights for the sports content as it gets more and more expensive, affecting TV broadcasters globally, including the English Premier League.