Astro And Maxis Offer Over 1 Million Households The Best Value In Entertainment And High Speed Broadband

Astro B.yond IPTV enables customers to enjoy the best value in entertainment on Maxis’ high speed fibre and wireless network – anytime, anywhere, on any device
Astro Select  offers more content choices with additional 10 HD channels and 700+ hours of Video On Demand for Astro B.yond IPTV with Maxis customers

KUALA LUMPUR, 30 April 2013 – Malaysians can now enjoy the best of Astro TV, high speed broadband and home voice services via Astro B.yond IPTV with Maxis.

YM Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Chairman of Maxis Berhad said, “As Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider, we are committed to the nation’s broadband agenda and our vision to enrich our customers’ lives.  Maxis’ track record of innovation and partnership has opened up a world of digital possibilities for our customers. Our partnership with Astro in particular will enable our customers to enjoy all their favourite Astro content from live sports action to favourite movies, top rated documentaries, and breaking news, across any device, anytime, anywhere, backed by our widest and fastest network in the country. We look forward to continue offering our customers more variety when it comes to things that matter to them.”

Dato’ Rohana Rozhan, Chief Executive Officer of Astro said, “Recognizing 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".

In addition to Astro TV packages, Astro and Maxis are able to offer customers the widest broadband services in the country at double the speed and double the value so that customers can enjoy faster downloads, enhanced online shopping experiences, smoother online streaming and lag-free gaming, among others.   
An existing Astro customer can choose broadband bandwidth of 10, 20 or 30Mbps and enjoy savings from RM53.30/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 a savings of up to RM3,000 over 2 years. 

Astro B.yond IPTV-Maxis customers who subscribe to a Superpack, Multi-room or Astro On-the-Go (AOTG) service will also receive complimentary exclusive content via Astro Select valued at RM25/month. 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 (three new channels perfect for movie buffs) 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. 

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’ high speed 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. 
Interested customers can visit the nearest Astro or Maxis Centres, or authorised dealers / resellers. To find out more about these ‘must-have’ packages and to check if the service is available in their area, customers can log on to www.astro.com.my/iptv or www.maxis.com.my/astro

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About Astro Malaysia Holdings
Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad is a leading integrated consumer media entertainment group in Malaysia and Southeast Asia with operations in 4 key areas of business, namely Pay-TV, Radio, Publications and Digital Media. With a customer base of over 3.5 million residential customers or approximately 52% penetration of Malaysian TV households, Astro offers more than 170 TV channels, including 34 HD channels, delivered via Direct-To-Home satellite TV, IPTV and OTT platforms. Astro provides HD, 3D, PVR, VOD and IPTV services through Astro B.yond and Astro On-The-Go. Fulfilling its promise to bridge the digital divide for all of Malaysia, Astro introduced NJOI as an entry-level DTH satellite TV service and is the country’s first non-subscription based satellite TV, offering 19 TV and 20 radio channels.
Astro Radio includes Malaysia’s highest rated stations across key languages and is available on both terrestrial and digital channels, reaching approximately 13 million weekly listeners and capturing a 52% share of listenership in Malaysia in April 2012. Its digital arm is involved in digital publishing, applications and platforms as well as publication of entertainment and lifestyle magazines locally.

The People’s Choice, Astro was awarded the “Gold award in the media and entertainment category as well as Putra Brand Icon at Malaysia’s Putra Brand Awards 2013”. The award is in recognition of Astro’s efforts to exemplify innovation, quality and strong corporate social responsibilities. For details, log on to www.astro.com.my.
About Maxis Berhad
Maxis Berhad is Malaysia’s only integrated communications service provider with RM8.9 billion revenue in 2012 and over 14 million subscribers. As one of Malaysia’s most admired home-grown brands, Maxis has evolved from being a premier mobile operator to one that offers an extensive suite of services to enrich its customers' lives whether at home, at work or on-the-go: mobile and fixed voice, messaging, mobile internet, wireless and wired high speed broadband, and multi-screen content and applications - be it entertainment, education, security or cloud computing - through mobile, fixed and satellite networks. Maxis launched the first high-speed networks in Malaysia including 3G, 3.5G, 3.5G+ and was the first to launch 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) early this year. Maxis’ high-speed network footprint is the largest in the country with 95% 2G and 82% high-speed 3G coverage. 

As a key supporter of the Malaysian application development ecosystem, Maxis partners with local developers to bring innovative applications to its customers while also making available the widest range of localised content in the market, with a selection of free Apps that appeal to different segments across various smart devices. Maxis’ efforts in innovation, excellent customer service and providing value to stakeholders have earned the Company numerous awards including the historic win of 20 awards at the 13th Customer Relationship Management and Contact Centre Association of Malaysia (CCAM) Annual Awards in 2012, Best Managed Company, Asia’s Best Employer, Putra Brand of the Year Awards in 2011 and Top 5 Best Global Operator Award by World Communication Awards in 2012 and 2010. Committed to contributing to the communities it operates in, Maxis’ Corporate Responsibility efforts focus on making a ‘Positive Impact’, harnessing leading-edge technology to create value for the economy, society and the environment. For more information, please visit: maxis.com.my

For media enquiries, please contact:
Maxis Berhad:
Yogeswari Thangavelu
Corporate Affairs
Maxis Berhad
Tel: +603 2330 7370
Fax: +603 2330 0008
Email: TYOGESW@maxis.com.my 

Astro: 
Tammy Toh
Communication
MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd (MBNS) Tel: +603 9543 6688 Ext. 2046 Email: tammy_toh@astro.com.my

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