|Broadcast area||Malaysia |
|Headquarters||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Picture format||16:9 (SDTV) & (HDTV)|
|Owner||Radio Televisyen Malaysia|
|Sister channels||Radio Televisyen Malaysia:|
|Launched||26 March 2010 (SD)|
5 June 2015 (HD)
18 August 2018 (Astro Arena Radio)
1 October 2021 (Astro Arena 2 HD)
|Closed||12 April 2021 (SD) (Astro only)|
1 October 2021 (Astro Arena Radio)
|myFreeview||Channel 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.
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.
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).
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.