YTL's YES Official Broadcast Partner of ASTRO Bringing Full Coverage of EURO 2016 To Malaysian Screens

Kuala Lumpur, April 7, 2016

Will France rise to the occasion with home advantage? Can Spain stop Germany, the current World Cup champion, to achieve a remarkable third straight European Championship? Malaysians are set to get the best front row seats to all the thrill and drama of UEFA EURO 2016TM with the most comprehensive coverage on Astro – TV, online, mobile and radio. As the official and exclusive broadcaster of UEFA  EURO 2016TM in Malaysia, Astro offers all 51 matches LIVE in HD on Astro TV and Astro on the GO via two dedicated Astro SuperSport Channels (HD: Channel 841 & 842 and SD: Channel 821 & 822).

Go to Stadium Astro website and app for the official match statistics, match highlights in multi camera angles and get push notifications on the latest news, videos and results. Also play the EURO edition of Stadium Astro Fantasy and even activate remote recording of your favourite sports programme via Stadium Astro.

All Sports Pack subscribers will get the full coverage of UEFA EURO 2016TM. Other Astro Customers can get the complimentary ‘Sports Pass’ at RM104.95*. Selected matches will be broadcast live on Astro Arena which will be available to all Astro and NJOI customers during the UEFA EURO 2016TM. Astro Radio will provide live simulcast of the matches.

For those who only want to watch selected matches we are making available for the first time a pay-per-view offering at RM6* per match.

Henry Tan, Astro Chief Operating Officer said, “We understand sports fans and with them in mind, we are offering a comprehensive experience with all matches live in HD and across all screens complimented by stats and highlights across Astro, Astro on the Go and Stadium Astro. With each live event we aim to enhance our sports offering based on fans’ feedback. The UEFA EURO 2016TM is the football event of the year and Astro will deliver unmatched coverage, as 24 European nations battle for football supremacy.”

Wing K. Lee, CEO of YTL Communications, said, “The collaboration with ASTRO as the official Broadcast Partner for the coverage of UEFA EURO 2016TM in Malaysia is fitting as it provides yet another avenue for Yes to connect with Malaysians and their passion for football. We are excited to partner with ASTRO to bring live televised football match experience to millions of football fans nationwide. The united passion and excitement that come with football resonate with the positive change that Yes stands for. This highly-anticipated international football event gives us a wonderful opportunity to engage with our consumers, many of whom are avid football fans.”

He added, “We will also be offering special perks to our customers during this football season, as well as exciting 4G packages and contests. Our on-ground team will be running a series of roadshows in Klang Valley throughout the month of April, and we encourage visitors to check out our booths for limited-time phone bundle offers, Internet packages as well as numerous chances to win exciting prizes from playing games at the roadshows.”

The UEFA EURO 2016TM will kick off with the opening match between France and Romania at 3am, 11 June 2016 (Malaysia Time). Astro customers can watch special pre-tournament programmes such as ‘Road to UEFA EURO 2016TM’, ‘UEFA EURO 50 Classic Matches’, ‘Great Goals of European Football – Decade by Decade’ and many more.

As always Astro will play host to international sports pundits and Adam C to provide in-depth analysis of player performances, match strategies and results. Astro Arena will broadcast full commentary in Bahasa Malaysia.

2016 is a great year for sports fans. Besides UEFA EURO 2016TM, Astro will be broadcasting other major sports events such as Thomas and Uber Cup 2016 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Astro has also recently secured the broadcast rights for the English Premier League in Malaysia for another 3 seasons until 2019.

*Price inclusive of GST