|Language(s)||English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil|
|Sister channels|| Astro Ria |
Astro Hua Hee Dai
Astro Shuang Xing
Astro Wah Lai Toi
Astro Xiao Tai Yang
Astro Box Office Movies
|Launched||31 August 2006|
|Closed||18 May 2009|
|Replaced by|| Astro Citra |
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The Malaysian National News Agency, is a news agency of the government of Malaysia. It is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia. Bernama is an abbreviation of Berita Nasional Malaysia ; it also means named or titled in the Malay language. It was created by an Act of Parliament in 1967 and began operating on 20 May 1968.
Astro Malaysia Holdings is a Malaysian media and entertainment holding company that began as a paid digital satellite radio and television service, Astro. The company is owned by Astro Holdings Sendirian Berhad, which also owns Astro Overseas Limited. It serves 5.7 million homes or 72% of Malaysian TV households, 7,500 enterprises, 17.2 million weekly radio listeners, 14.7 million digital monthly unique visitors and 3.1 million shoppers across its TV, radio, digital and commerce platforms.
Kristal Astro was a sole operator of Brunei's multi-channel pay-TV service. It was officially launched on January 24, 2000. The company is a joint-venture between Kristal Sdn Bhd and Malaysia's MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad.
Astro Ria is a 24-hour Southeast Asia Bahasa Malaysia television channel exclusive to the Astro satellite television provider. It was one of the first 22 channels to be launched on Astro in 1996. Astro Ria offers a variety of shows including news, local and Indonesian dramas, movies, reality shows, sports, talk shows, cartoons, concerts, sitcoms, documentaries, cooking shows, quizzes and more.
Astro Vaanavil is a Malaysian pay television channel that broadcasts programming in Tamil, targeting the Indian community in Malaysia. It was launched on 1 June 1996. It was created by Astro. Starting 1 June 2020, Astro Vaanavil has been officially upgraded to SD/HD and is known as Astro Vaanavil HD.
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