Sunday, December 8, 2013


In line with the tagline Nadi Sukan Malaysia, Astro Arena (Ch 801) brings you LIVE and comprehensive coverage of the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar, which starts from  8th – 22nd December 2013.

Malaysian sports fans can catch the excitement all the way from Myanmar, as Astro Arena is the one and only sports channel that will provide comprehensive live coverage of our national athletes at the 2013 SEA Games, with the latest updates up to 12 hours every day – providing fans with the best viewing experience.

Azmy Abdul Rahman, Channel Manager of Astro Arena said, “I am sure many Malaysians Sports fans will look forward to the upcoming SEA Games this year. Astro Arena remains committed in providing comprehensive coverage of the 27th Edition of the SEA Games Myanmar, which brings the theme of Green, Clean & Friendship. The previous 2011 SEA Games in Palembang recorded a high viewership of 1.6 mil for the final football match between Malaysia and Indonesia, which truly reflects the fans support for the Malaysian team.  

We are committed in ensuring that all our customers nationwide can experience together the thrill and excitements, of the many sporting events that our national athletes are taking part-in this year. At Astro Arena, we strive to provide fans with accurate and concise information with the latest development of the Malaysian team. Our dedication is evident as Astro Arena has the biggest media contingent from Malaysia with 40 crews departing for Myanmar to cover the SEA Games.

In order to provide the latest information and LIVE reviews, Astro Arena Sports anchors, Akbar Sahari, Hafizal Hamad and Shaukei Kahar will be stationed in Myanmar to bring fans the latest coverage from 25 dedicated sporting locations, which include Wunna Theikdi Stadium, Zeyar Thiri Stadium, Aung San Stadium, Theinphyu Stadium, Mandalar Thiri Football Stadium, Thuwana National Sport Complex and Myanmar Convention Centre.

In conjunction with the 2013 SEA Games, Malaysian fans can also catch more of the SEA Games on the temporary dedicated channel on Astro channel 802 as well. Malaysian true sports fans can catch all 11 contingents which include Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Brunei and Timor-Leste as they compete for the 460 gold medals over 34 respective sports categories via our program entitled ‘Bingkisan Sukan SEA 2013’.

That’s not all. As an added value for customers, the 2013 SEA Games will be available on the TV screens at home as well as on lap top, tablets and smartphones anytime, anywhere via Astro On-The-Go.

The football 1st kick-off from group A which include our beloved Malaysian team is also the opening of the 27th Edition of SEA Games. Be sure to catch the full LIVE coverage of all football matches exclusively om Astro Arena, starting from 8th December and show your support to Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s team, ‘Harimau Muda’.

Besides football, fans can catch other major SEA Games Sporting events including athletics, aquatic, sepak takraw, body building and more. Astro Arena will continue to update the latest information and results of the various sporting categories through the news coverage network that will be aired daily at 1 pm (15 minutes), 7.30 pm (30 minutes) and 11 pm (30 minutes). Also, Nadi Arena will bring you the latest updates hourly everyday daily, as well as the full daily report highlights live at 11.30 pm.

For the fastest, latest, concise and precise coverage of the 2013 SEA Games Myanmar, be sure to tune in to Astro Arena (Ch 801) starting from 8th December 2013 and show your support towards our Malaysian team.

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