New Channels on ASTRO

Looking for BBC Entertainment? It is no longer on Channel 731. Replacing it is the Biography Channel. bio. is the 3rd channel under AETN banner after History Channel (555) and Crime & Investigation Network (732) to be available in Malaysia through ASTRO. Like its Ci counterpart,it sits on the Metro package.

Another channel is ASTRO SuperSport2 (816). It complements the parent channel ASTRO SuperSport (811). Previously, it was reserved for special sporting events which Channel 811 didn’t fit. British-based Granada TV [GTV] comes to Malaysia on Channel 735. Among its programmes is Ballroom Bootcamp, previously aired on TLC (707). GTV is definitely THE [‘duh’] channel you will not want to miss out!

For local sport fans like us, we shall be looking forward to a brand new channel called ASTRO Arena [801]. It will be broadcast in BM and will have all things local as well as foreign ones.

FOX [Channel 710] is another channel on the list. It contains programmes previously aired on STAR World, such as The Simpsons as well as those broadcast on its US parent channel. Apparently, since the inclusion of FOX , Channel [V] [Channel 714] ceased to air after it enjoyed a nice run since ASTRO was born in 1996. I wonder why and what the 3825.

Another new channel is National Geographic Wild (550). It rivals Discovery’s Animal Planet (556). Two new radio channels have been added to ASTRO’s channel stable as well. They are Bayu (869) and Kenyalang (870). Apart from rebranding of Discovery Travel and Living as TLC, Hallmark Channel is now called DiVA Universal.

With the aforementioned channels, shall [NOT will] we see more channels, such as Singapore’s Mediacorp TVs 5, 8, Okto, Suria, U, and Vasantham join the ASTRO channel lineup in the near future?

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New Channels on ASTRO

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