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Astro Arena
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CountryMalaysia
Broadcast areaMalaysia
Brunei
HeadquartersKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Programming
Language(s)Malay
English
Picture format16:9 (SDTV) & (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerRadio Televisyen Malaysia
Astro
Sister channelsRadio Televisyen Malaysia:
TV1
TV2
TV Okey
Berita RTM
Sukan RTM
TV6
Astro:
Astro SuperSport
Astro Cricket
History
Launched26 March 2010 (SD)
5 June 2015 (HD)
18 August 2018 (Astro Arena Radio)
1 October 2021 (Astro Arena 2 HD)
Closed12 April 2021 (SD) (Astro only)
1 October 2021 (Astro Arena Radio)
Links
Websitewww.arena.my
Availability
Terrestrial
myFreeviewChannel 155 (HD) (available on 21 November 2022)

Astro Arena is a Malaysian television station owned and operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia and Astro. It is the first 24/7 Malay language sports channel in Malaysia. This channel can be viewed on channel 801 through Astro's Family Pack. Launched on 26 March 2010, it was the idea from the former Malaysian Minister of Youth and Sports YB. Dato' Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, together with the Olympic Council of Malaysia and Astro, to have a sports channel dedicated solely to the development of Malaysian sports.

Astro Arena is a 4-in-one channel featuring live local sports, a comprehensive 7-day-a-week coverage of local and international sports news, informative magazine and information programming and interactive viewer involvement.[1]

The channel delivers 700 hours of live, local sports a year, with an additional 2000 hours of replays greatly expanding the amount of local sports available in the country. It also provides coverage of up to 56 hours a week of Malaysians competing at international levels or the best in world sports of a particular interest to the Malaysian audience.[1]

Astro Arena is currently available for free-to-view on Astro customers and on NJOI customers in Malaysia on Channel 831 in Standard Definition (SD) format (for current NJOI customers only) and channel 801 in High Definition (HD) format (Astro customers & NJOI Prepaid).

Channels

Astro Arena 2

Astro Arena 2 is the first sister channel of Astro Arena. Launched on 1 October 2021, it is broadcast in Channel 802 in HD. It airing localised coverage of international sports and sports news updates for Malaysian sport fans.

Coverage

Current

Broadcasting rights

Football

Soccer

Badminton

Hockey

Netball

Sepak takraw

Motorsport

Multi-sport events

Former

Football

Soccer

Hockey

Motorsport

Shows

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Astro Arena Channel 801". Retrieved 7 February 2013.