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Business 16 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Astro may face stiff competition from TM

PETALING JAYA: Astro All Asia Networks Plc, the country's sole pay-TV operator, is expected to face stiff competition from Telekom Malaysia Bhd's (TM) upcoming Internet Protocol television service (IPTV), but will likely remain dominant in the short term, analysts said.

Business 18 Jul 2009 | 12:00 AM

Stretching the ad dollar

DESPITE the current global economic situation, savvy marketers realise the effectiveness of sports marketing in weathering the slowdown in sales and financial storm.

Business 01 Aug 2009 | 12:00 AM

Higher subscription fees to ease pressure on Astro

PETALING JAYA: Astro All Asia Networks plc's plan to raise its subscription price is expected to mitigate the pressure from the escalating content cost and on earnings going forward.

Business 05 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Pros and cons of using icons

USING a celebrity as a spokesperson is highly effective but it depends on the target audience, says Celcom (M) Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Seri Shazalli Ramly.

Business 26 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM

Your 10 questions

Westports executive chairman Tan Sri G. Gnanalingam fields the 10 questions posed to him by our readers.

Business 02 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

TM-Astro fight for English Premier League football rights costing RM500m

KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and Astro All Asia Networks plc may be getting into a bidding war to secure the rights for broadcasting the English Premier League (EPL) for the next three seasons, with the price likely to be more than RM500mil, reliable sources told i>StarBiz./i>

Business 03 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

The big bucks around football

A VERY expensive bidding war for rights to broadcast the Barclays Premier League (BPL) in Malaysia is poised to have a big impact on the local pay-TV market. The fight, very likely involving Astro, Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) and ESPN STAR Sports, also highlights how UK-based Football Association Premier League (FAPL) is seeking to milk the most out of the situation.

Business 06 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

SingTel 2, StarHub 0: How the mighty fall

SINGAPORE: The announcement last week that ESPN Star Sports (ESS) had jumped ship to SingTel came almost as an afterthought, overshadowed as it was by news that the telco had won the broadcast rights to the English Premier League (EPL) in Singapore.

Business 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Astro pays higher price for exclusive football league rights

KUALA LUMPUR: Astro All Asia Networks plc has to pay a higher price than anticipated for a new three-year agreement with FA Premier League for the exclusive rights to broadcast Barclays Premier League (BPL)matches in Malaysia, said its Chief Operating Officer Henry Tan.

Business 07 Oct 2009 | 12:00 AM

Astro wins football league broadcast rights

KUALA LUMPUR: Astro All Asia Networks plc has won the bid for the rights to broadcast the Barclays Premier League (BPL) for the next three seasons for about RM800mil, sources told i>StarBiz/i>.