Photo - (From left) Mark Dioguardi, Joint Chief Operating Officer, Maxis Berhad, YM Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Chairman, Maxis Berhad, Dato' Rohana Rozhan, Chief Executive Officer, Astro Malaysia; and Liew Swee Lin, Chief Commercial Officer, Astro Malaysia.
More than one million Malaysian households have been offered enhanced high speed broadband, home voice services and IPTV packages, which include the addition of 10 HD channels, said local satellite provider Astro and telco Maxis.
Maxis chairman YM Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, said the Astro B.yond IPTV [Internet protocol TV] service is carried on Maxis's high speed fibre and wireless network.
"Our partnership with Astro 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," he said.
"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," said Astro chief executive officer, Dato' Rohana Rozhan.
Rohana said an existing Astro customer could now choose broadband bandwidth of 10, 20 or 30Mbps (megabits per second) and realise savings from RM53.30 (US$17.91) 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 a savings of up to RM3,000 (US$1,008) over two years.
Astro Select offers 10 brand new High Definition channels as well as access to more than 700 hours of fresh Video on Demand content, she said. 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) 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.
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