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Astro launches free satellite service in Malaysia

Astro has rolled out Njoi, Malaysia’s first subscription-free television service that offers access to 37 TV and radio channels.

According to Astro, Njoi, which was launched in December 2010, has now entered phase two of implementation, allowing viewers access to its channels at a one-time payment of RM388— RM288($US128-$US95) for a set-top box, satellite dish, smartcard and remote control unit, and RM100 for installation.

Among the channels included in Njoi are Astro Tutor TV UPSR, PMR and SPM as well as entertainment and information channels like Astro Prima, Astro Oasis, Astro Awani, Astro AEC, Astro Vaanavil, Jia Yu, Makkal TV, CCTV4, Bernama TV, iView, iMus, TVi, TV1, TV2, Astro Xiao Tai Yang and 19 radio stations.