Astro announced results for the first half of the financial year ending Jan 31, 2017, with year on year (YoY) modest growth in revenue and PATAMI, underpinned by better performance in e-commerce and Adex. EBITDA decreased 6% y-o-y primarily due to currency depreciation impacting content costs.
Malaysia’s largest pay-TV operator, Astro has big plans for the e-sports segment, and the launch of its 24/7 dedicated channel is only one component.
After three years of behind-the-scenes building, Malaysian company Ideate Media is ready to take the local creative content scene to the big stage of international markets, with a series to air on BBC America.
Astro recently reported its Q1 2016 results, and while its top- and bottom-line appear strong, Goh Thean Eu looks at the other aspects of its business.
Astro Malaysia and Globe Telecom have entered into an MoU to offer the former’s Tribe over-the-top video service to Filipino customers.
Astro will launch its first dedicated 24-hour e-sports channel in June, part of an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences.
Astro, Malaysia's top pay-TV operator, is looking at launching a permanent channel dedicated to electronic sports, citing increasing viewership and engagement.
An MDeC pilot to help Malaysian content creators maximise YouTube as a mainstream distribution platform has exceeded its revenue target, writes Karamjit Singh.
Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd may introduce new home shopping channels over the near- to medium-term, as it aims to capitalise on the country’s e-commerce boom.
The TV business is changing and Astro has upped its game by coming up with Astro OD Entertainment, providing Malaysians with a new way of consuming its content – as long as their Personal Video Recorders are connected to a WiFi network.