Thursday, May 23, 2013

ASTRO & MAXIS Teams Up for B.yond IPTV


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 in the country, 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.”

YM Raja Tan Sri Arshad Raja Tun Uda

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".

Dato’ Rohana Rozhan

Mark Dioguardi, Joint Chief Operating Officer, Maxis Berhad

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. 

Liew Swee Lin, Chief Commercial Officer, Astro Malaysia

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. 

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 Operating Officer, Astro Malaysia and Liew Swee Lin, Chief Commercial Officer, Astro Malaysia

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 or



Lan said...

Just want to share my experience with Astro IPTV/Maxis fiber so that it will not happen to others..

In my home area all fiber infrastructure belongs to TM, up to the BTU box dalam rumah customer. When we change to IPTV, Maxis will be using the same BTU box for their channel. Once you moved to IPTV, your Astro decoder no longer accept signal from dish, it will come from fiber.

Imagine if the TM BTU box rosak, who do you want to call? Kalau you call TM, diaorg akan cakap you are not their customer and they are not responsible to change the device. Kalau you call Astro, diaorg akan cakap BTU box tu belongs to TM and the cannot replace it for you. What they will do is to log a request to TM to come to your house and swap the device. Then boleh agak sendiri la macamana response time dari TM since we are not their client..

That is what happen to me.. from saturday last week until today TM tak come back to Astro yet on the date (only date, bukan utk datang tukar device) when they are available to come.

I am now literally fighting back with Astro to convert my decoder back to dish.. so still menunggu sampai bila Astro boleh solve my issue..

Anonymous said...

I heard there's a dual mode whereby the dish is maintained and the switch is auto to fibre when there is no reception during rain. Is it true?