Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The new service is named NJOI (pronounced as 'enjoy') and is provided by Astro. Astro is currently the country's sole provider of (paid) satellite television service. The free service will have 18 TV channels and 19 radio stations. No details of these channels as yet.
It will be available by the first quarter of next year. A decoder and a dish is needed which have to be purchased. However, there is no monthly subscription fee.
The television channels featured include TV1, TV2, TVi, iView, i130, CCT 4, Bernama TV, and Astro's home-grown channels such as Awani, AEC, Prima, and Vaanavil.
From July, a prepaid system will be in place for customers to enable a menu of add-on programmes.
Source: The Star..PM launches country's first free satellite TV service