Astro and Maxis in high-speed broadband entertainment pact
By Digital News Asia May 1, 2013
- Astro TV, high speed broadband and home voice services via Astro B.yond IPTV
- Astro SuperPack customers will also enjoy complimentary access to Astro On-The-Go
ASTRO and Maxis have teamed up to offer packages that include Astro TV, high speed broadband and home voice services via Astro B.yond IPTV.
An existing Astro customer can choose broadband bandwidth of 10, 20 or 30Mbps and enjoy savings from RM53.30 per month or opt for one of the Astro B.yond IPTV-Maxis packages, choosing a ValuePack or SuperPack with their choice of broadband bandwidth, and enjoy savings of up to RM3,000 over two years, the companies said in a statement.
“Our partnership with Astro … will enable our customers to enjoy all their favourite Astro content from live sports action to movies, top rated documentaries and breaking news, across any device, anytime, anywhere, backed by our … network,” said Maxis chairman Arshad Uda (pic).
Astro B.yond IPTV-Maxis customers who subscribe to a Superpack, Multi-room or Astro On-the-Go (AOTG) services will also receive complimentary exclusive content via Astro Select valued at RM25 a month, the companies said.
Astro Select offers 10 brand new High Definition channels as well as access to over 700 hours of fresh Video On Demand content.
At launch, five channels from Astro Select will be available: Comedy Central (South-East Asia’s first 24-hour all-comedy entertainment channel), HBO Hits, HBO Signature and HBO Family and WeTV (a lifestyle channel for women). Five additional HD channels will be available by the next quarter.
Astro B.yond IPTV also comes with Personal Video Recording services – allowing customers to pause, rewind, instant replay, series link and perform remote recording – and broadband connectivity to an ever-expanding VOD library.
“Recognising our customers’ quest for increasing bandwidth and speed, we are committed to take our customers’ viewing experience to a whole new level by providing the widest choices in content and high speed broadband, as well as the best value propositions,” said Astro chief executive officer Rohana Rozhan (pic).
Additionally, Astro SuperPack customers will also enjoy complimentary access to the Astro On-The-Go (AOTG) service. AOTG gives customers the flexibility to stay up-to-date with Astro Select Video On Demand movies, breaking news, live sports as well as their favourite Astro programmes on a smartphone, tablet or PC anytime, anywhere – either via WiFi or Maxis’ 3G and 4G network.
With Astro and Maxis’ triple play offering, customers can also choose to add on the Home Voice service at just RM20 per month to enjoy RM30 worth of call credit to any local and international numbers as well as unlimited calls to Maxis fixed line numbers.
[RM1 = US$0.32]
Interested customers can visit the nearest Astro or Maxis Centres, authorised dealers/ resellers, or go to www.astro.com.my/iptv or www.maxis.com.my/astro.
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