Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Astro Arena - channel 801

For sports buffs who constantly surf the channels from 811 to 832 (for those fortunate enough to have Astro on HD), add 801 to your list of favourites.

Astro Arena: Nadi Sukan Malaysia, Malaysia's first and only 24-hour local sports channel in Bahasa Malaysia, is finally set to launch tomorrow at the Wisma OCM.

Contrary to a TV3 report recently, selected Super League matches will be broadcast over Astro Arena.

9 comments:

Azmi said...

Dear Rizal,

Would the live telecasts further reduce the gate receipts of local teams?

I hope not. TV1 telecasts live Super League games as well. Would Astro Arena's live telecast take Malaysian football off free TV?

I hope you can clarify this matter.

Thank you.

rizal hashim said...

Dear Azmi, thank you for your comments.

Yes of course we hope the live telecast would not affect the gate receipts but as it is very few teams command a huge following like kelantan

i guess what needs to be done is to promote the M-League more aggressively and market the league in a smarter way.

what i understand is RTM is the rights holder for free tv while astro holds the rights for cable tv.

regards

Vincent Ho said...

Hope with the inclusion of Astro Arena in cable tv...all our local sports will get their overdue lights on the same screen.

I do hope that all NSAs take this opportunity to highlight their sports here.

All the best at the launch and Kudos to OCM & Astro for bring our local sports to light.

rizal hashim said...

Yes Vincent, I forgot to add that sports considered minor may be given the due attention...

Hakim Amir said...

Congrats to Astro Arena! As an astrolite, I am proud.

Yes, would love to see more local sports, minnows, would-be minnows etc given their due space on national TV.. example: where is Malaysian Handball at the moment? Ping Pong? We all rave about Asean Basketball League..can we also have a proper National Basketball League?

Cheers

Azmi said...

Thanks Rizal.

I agree that only a few teams get crowds like Kelantan (in actual fact i can only name Kelantan, Perlis and Kedah).

I hope the sports fraternity can work something out (this includes Astro and the other sponsors as well) in order to better market the league.

It's really sad Rizal. When I have kids, I want to bring them to a full stadium cheering on our favourite team, just as my father did when I was a child (and he made sure we got home just in time for the English FA Cup live telecasts... road to wembley - this was the pre astro days)...

Sigh... sekarang the youngsters would rather be in front of the tv at 8.45 pm on a saturday to watch Spurs v Pompey...

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