Astro

Astro’s e-commerce venture hits RM75mil revenue in 6mths
Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd said its e-commerce venture Go Shop, officially launched in February, reported RM75 million (US$17.4 million) in revenue in the first half of 2016 (H1 2016).
As VOD space heats up, Astro allows downloads
Malaysia’s satellite TV operator Astro announced that users of its Astro On-the-Go service will be able to download their TV series and movies for offline viewing.
Astro gets into e-sports, Dota 2 broadcast pulls in 1.5mil viewers
The live broadcast of The International 2015 Dota 2 Championship (TI5) videogame tournament by pay-TV operator Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd from Aug 4-9 attracted close to 1.5 million viewers in Malaysia.
Ralph Marshall quits as Maxis non-exec director
Augustus Ralph Marshall, under investigation in two countries, has tendered his resignation as independent non-executive director at Maxis Bhd, the company said in a filing with Bursa Malaysia.
WeChat’s Tencent enters music-streaming fray with Joox
The music streaming world just got a whole lot more competitive, especially in Malaysia, with a new player joining the ranks of Spotify, Deezer and Raku, reports Edwin Yapp.
Astro scores home run with home shopping e-commerce venture
Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd claimed it is seeing good momentum for its recently-launched home shopping and e-commerce business, Astro GS Shop Sdn Bhd.
Week in Review: Content wars heat up, on all fronts
It has been a busy week for the ecosystem, and for DNA! While MDeC works to strengthen the gaming ecosystem, DNA does the same by adding video reviews in both English and Bahasa Malaysia; and while Astro talks up its content in the face of OTT competition, DNA offers a free PDF download of its Telco Deep Dive 2015 special report, writes Karamjit Singh.
BFM and DNA get more social with Tech Talk
DNA cuts down its appearance on BFM Radio but gets more serious, along with BFM, about going social with its content on the business station.
Astro unfazed by emergence of new VOD and OTT rivals
Pay-TV operator Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd is confident that the emergence of new over-the-top video-on-demand players will not hurt its market dominance or have an impact on its revenue.
TM unfazed by increasing VOD competition
Despite the increasing competition in the video-on-demand (VOD) space, fixed-line operator Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) believes that it has what it takes to stay competitive with its HyppTV Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) service.
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