|Headquarters||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV (1080i)|
|Sister channels|| Astro Prima |
|Launched||1 June 1996 (SD)|
29 May 2015 (HD)
|Closed||1 June 2019 (SD) (Singtel TV)|
12 April 2021 (SD) (Astro & NJOI)
1 April 2022 (HD) (Kristal-Astro)
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.
Channel changes were made from October 1, 2007, after Astro introduced a 3-digit channel. The channel is under the Astro Family package with other Malay channels like Astro Prima, Astro Oasis and channel Indonesian and Bahasa Malaysia, Astro Aruna.
In 2003, Astro Ria launched a show based from Mexican TV series La Academia , called Akademi Fantasia . The contest pits 12 singers in a bid to become the winner. The show became so popular in Malaysia and Brunei that spin-off versions were made in Indonesia and Thailand. A second season was made, which enabled Brunei viewers to vote as well. In its third season, 14 contestants instead of the original 12 were competing for the competition and the winner, Mawi became an instant music celebrity. A fourth season started in May 2006.
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