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mio TV launches Astro Prima

The best and latest Malay drama and movies from Malaysia and the region

Singapore, 13 September, 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Ltd (Singtel) today announced the launch of Astro Prima on mio TV Channel 602. Astro Prima is the network leader for quality Malay programming, airing the latest top-rated shows from around the region.

The channel will air from 1 October and it will feature the latest drama series, telemovies and movies. The well-recognised Astro Prima will provide a much enhanced variety of programmes from the channel it replaces – Astro Aruna.

Together with Astro Ria and Astro World, mio TV offers viewers an incomparable array of Malay programming. Astro Ria offers the best reality shows, lifestyle programmes, comedy series and other magazine shows from Malaysia, many of them simulcast. The on-demand channel, Astro World, will have enriched offerings with a wider selection of current top titles from Astro Ria and Astro Prima for customers who missed the original telecast of their favourite programmes.

Mr Goh Seow Eng, Singtel’s Managing Director of Television, said: “We have listened to the feedback from our customers and are delighted to further enhance our comprehensive Malay line-up on mio TV with Astro Prima. Our customers can now catch their favorite artistes like Aliff Aziz, Adira, Randy Pangalila and Elfira Loy on screen at the same time as their overseas counterparts.” 

Headlining the programme line-up for Astro Prima will be the eagerly anticipated drama series, ‘Dalam Hati Ada Taman’. Starring Randy Pangalila and Elfira Loy, it tells the story of the daughter of a failed businesswoman who is forced by her mother to make a decision on who she wants to marry. Catch ‘Dalam Hati Ada Taman’ on Astro Prima every Tuesday at 11pm from 30 October.

Another fan favorite for the month of October will be the drama series ‘Tiara’. Starring Adira, the runner-up of Astro’s Akademi Fantasia, the series tells of the tragic love story between Tiara and Kamal. Fans of Singapore-born actor Aliff Aziz can also catch him in action on the show. ‘Tiara’ airs on Mondays to Thursdays at 9pm from 22 October.

Rounding out the entertainment offering, Astro Prima will also feature well-received series from around the region such as the Tagalog drama, “Destined Hearts”. This will be the first time the Emmy and 2010 Asian TV Award-nominated series will be aired in Singapore with Malay subtitles and viewers can catch it every weekday at 6pm.

How to subscribe

mio TV customers can now enjoy Astro Prima together with other exciting branded channels like Astro Ria, Astro World, KBS World, ONE HD and Nat Geo Wild HD for just $16.90 per month with the Inspirasi+ pack. With this package, subscribers can look forward to the return of the mega-hit comedy competition, Maharaja Lawak Mega 2 on Astro Ria.

Customers who take up any Inspirasi content packs before 23 September will enjoy a waiver and only start paying from their November bill. All subscribers also stand a chance to win an exclusive money-can’t-buy experience to catch Anugerah Blokbuster LIVE in Malaysia (see below for more information).

Current mio TV customers can subscribe to the new channel at any Singtel shop or by contacting the Singtel sales hotline at 1609 (9am – 9pm daily). For new subscribers, sign-up for mio TV services at any Singtel shop or Singtel Exclusive Retailer. For full information about the new channels and packages, please visit

Anugerah Blokbuster LIVE

42 films that were produced in 2011 will compete for 14 categories in this prestigious award show. Among the films that will be competing are Khurafat, Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa, Karak, Kongsi, Hantu Bonceng, Nur Kasih The Movie, KL Gangster, Ombak Rindu, Songlap and many more. Organised by the Persatuan Penerbit Filem Malaysia  (PFM), Anugerah Blokbuster will be held on 6 October 2012 at Stadium Melawati, Kuala Lumpur, and telecast LIVE on Astro Ria (Ch 608), mio TV at 9pm. For more information on the show, please visit