Astro Awani
Country Malaysia
Broadcast area Malaysia
HeadquartersBukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Picture formatHDTV (1080i 16:9)
SDTV (480i 16:9)
Launched15 June 2006 (Indonesia)
6 September 2007 (SD) (Malaysia)
29 March 2021 (HD)
ReplacedAstro News
Closed20 October 2008 (Indonesia)
1 August 2016 (HyppTV)
29 March 2021 (SD) (Astro only)
1 April 2022 (Kristal-Astro only; Brunei, HD)
Former namesAstro News
Streaming media
Malaysia Astro AwaniWatch live
YouTubeWatch live
Malaysia AstroAstro GO / On Demand / Sooka / SYOK (Astro Awani Radio)
Google News
Google Podcast

Astro Awani is a Malaysian news channel, founded by and currently broadcast through streaming service and pay TV provider Astro. It broadcasts an array of programmes including bulletins, business & current affairs shows, special interviews, investigative reports, variety programmes, as well as selected magazine shows.

Its signature programmes include Awani 7:45, its primetime news programme; Agenda Awani, which discusses current affairs; and Buletin Awani, which provides rolling news bulletins on an hourly basis.


In 2002, the channel was launched as The News Channel (Astro News). During that time, it carried programming from Al Jazeera (broadcast in Arabic with live Malaysian dubbing), BBC World, CCTV-9, Eurosport News, the Australia Network and Deutsche Welle. It also aired Astro News, a half-hour locally produced news program.

The five networks carried on that channel were since available separately. Until February 2007, Astro News was co-produced with the national news agency Bernama. The news is also translated into Mandarin Chinese on Astro AEC, Malaysian on Astro Ria and Tamil on Astro Vaanavil. English news was also aired on Astro Prima.

Astro Awani was first launched on 15 June 2006 in Indonesia by a joint venture between Astro[1][2] and India-based NDTV. However, due to continued differences between the JV partners, the Indonesian version went off-air in October 2008.

On 6 September 2007, Astro Awani was launched in Malaysia, at the Palace of the Golden Horses.[3]

On 26 February 2008, the channel was renumbered to channel 501, and has kept this designation ever since.

See also


  1. ^ Smith, John (10 September 2007). "NDTV – Astro channels launched in Malaysia". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011.
  2. ^ Correspondent (16 June 2006). "NDTV, Astro launch 'Astro Awani' channel in Indonesia". Archived from the original on 19 November 2006.
  3. ^ "Pelancaran saluran baru: ASTRO AWANI". 4 September 2007. Retrieved 1 January 2009.