PETALING JAYA: Football fans need not worry about missing any FIFA World Cup matches this year.
Not with Astro, the official local broadcaster since 1998, offering matches on multiple platforms.
Fans can look forward to the most comprehensive and complete coverage of the biggest show on earth, which is being hosted by Brazil from June 12-July 13.
Astro is offering a suite of options via its “Watch, Play, Read and Listen” platforms which ensure every angle, highlight and match will not be missed.
“We at Astro want all Malaysians to be part of the FIFA World Cup excitement,” said Astro head of sports Lee Choong Khay at the launch.
Fans can try out Astro’s football predictor app, fantasy football app, digital content curator and there will even be a World Cup-themed radio station which can be downloaded for free at stadiumastro.com from June 4.
For smartphone users, there will be multi-angle feeds, instant replays, multi-angle reviews, statistics and live predictions on the iOS and Android mobile platforms.
Astro SuperPack customers as at May 31 can enjoy a complimentary “Football Pass” to watch all 64 matches live over five high definition and five standard definition channels.
Holders of the “Football Pass” will also be able to follow the matches on their mobile devices and personal computers with Astro’s Go application, which is also available to non-Astro subscribers via the Astro On The Go application.
Other Astro and NJOI customers may purchase the pass for RM100 from Thursday.
Customers without the pass will still be able to watch 30 live matches on Astro Arena.
For those who want a cheaper option, matches are available on a pay-per-view basis for the first time at a fee of RM6 per match.
Present at Tuesday’s launch was former England international and Liverpool striker Emile Heskey, who was singing praises for technology.
“You will never miss a game with all the mobile applications available on the market,” he said.
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