Astro Awani launched on May 15, 2006 (test transmission) is a Malaysian news channel owned by Astro All Asia Networks and NDTV. Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Measat Broadcast Network Systems) is the original owner and parent of the Astro Awani broadcasting on Saluran 501 from the heart of Kuala Lumpur. 24×7 news service with a strong chain of journalists spread across Malaysia, went on air on national Independence Day of Malaysia on Sep 6, 2007.
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Headquartering at Bangunan Bursa Malaysia, Persiaran Maybank, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the channel first signed on air in 2002 as Astro News. It during its initial days offered the programming originally produced by Al Jazeera (dubbed in Malaysian and Arabic) Eurosport News, Deutsche Welle, Australia Network, BBC World and Chinese service CCTV-9. All five networks’ rebroadcasts were separately managed by the service. It until 2007 was producing Astro News with state-owned Bernama agency. Astro Awani would also translate the news into Mandarin Chinese, Malaysian and Tamil for Astro AEC, Astro Ria and Astro Vaanavil audiences. It would host English language newscasts on Astro Prima.
On June 15, 2006, NDTV (New Delhi Television Limited), an Indian Media company together with Astro launched Astro Awani. The joint venture failed for Indonesian version in Oct 2008 due to the difference between partners over management. On Sep 6, 2007, Astro premiered in Malaysia at the Palace of Golden Horses. The station was named as most trusted Malaysian news service by Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018. Berita Segenap Dimensi is the slogan of the top ranked Malay news service available in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and other parts of the region. Ibrahim Sani, Kamarul Bahrin Haron, Asyraf Hasnan, Ashwad Ismail, Rizal Zulkapli, Khairunnisa Kasnoon, Luqman Hariz, Shafizan Johari, Cynthia Ng and Marlina Manaf are among the notable personalities of the channel.
Watch the latest Malay News, top stories of the hour and news form around the World on Astro Awani. Talk About ASEAN, politics and business news updates, Sports, Technology, Lifestyle and entertainment programming is offered through the livestream on official web-portal. Audiences can connect with the Malaysia-based service via its official Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram pages.
Official Website: www.astroawani.com
Telephone: +60 3-9543 6688