Astro extends Premier League deal for three more seasons until 2025


Liverpool FC keeping up the pressure on Manchester City with their 2-0 win against Everton on Sunday. Football fans can look forward to at least three more seasons of EPL action, thanks to Astro.

KUALA LUMPUR: Football fans in Malaysia received some exciting news when Astro announced that it will be extending the deal with the English Premier League (EPL) to continue showing all the matches live for three more seasons until 2025.

Astro Group COO and CEO of TV, Euan Smith, made the announcement in a special live match viewing event between Arsenal and Manchester United at Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.

“It is a three-year renewal whereby Astro will continue to provide exclusive coverage of all 380 matches live. All the matches will be in HD while 20% of the matches will be in 4K UHD.

“Our customers can also look out for our exclusive live match screening events, signed jersey giveaways, and other treats on Astro Rewards.

“There will also be exclusive interviews with Premier League stars, commentary by pundits, pre-match and post-match coverage and analysis, competitions for fans with attractive prizes,” said Smith.

Adam Carruthers who usually hosts the pre-match and post-match analysis was also the host for the event on Saturday along with Reem Shahwa.

During the event, Adam and Reem staged a question and answer sessions with fans and gave out club shirts to those who answered correctly.

A lucky draw was also conducted and one of the fans took home an Astro Rewards’ signed jersey by Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford worth RM4,000.

National athletes such as footballer Brendan Gan, badminton star Goh Liu Ying and former gymnast Farah Ann Abdul Hadi also made appearances.

Euan Smith flanked by Adam Carruthers and Reem Shahwa at the Arsenal-Man Utd viewing event at Auto Bavaria on Saturday, where he gave the good news that Astro will be broadcasting EPL live action till 2025.Euan Smith flanked by Adam Carruthers and Reem Shahwa at the Arsenal-Man Utd viewing event at Auto Bavaria on Saturday, where he gave the good news that Astro will be broadcasting EPL live action till 2025.

2022 is going to be a very exciting year for sports fans where all Astro Sports Pack customers can stream full coverage of all the biggest sporting events.

Besides the Premier League, Astro will also be broadcasting the SEA Games (May 12-23), Asian Games (Sept 10-25) and ending the year with the most exciting event of them all, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar (Nov 21- Dec 18).

Football fans get to keep enjoying the Champions League, English FA Cup, Spanish La Liga, Italian Seria A, German Bundlesliga and more matches.

Astro will continue to broadcast smashing performances from local shuttlers at Badminton World Federation (BWF) tournaments, nail-biting MotoGP races, Formula 1 in 4K HDR on the Ultra Box, high adrenaline UFC fights and fantastic ace serves at the ATP Tour and Grand Slams.

Arsenal and Man Utd fans having their buka puasa meal before the match at the live viewing event at Auto Bavaria, KL, on Saturday.Arsenal and Man Utd fans having their buka puasa meal before the match at the live viewing event at Auto Bavaria, KL, on Saturday.

On the challenges faced by Astro in an evolving landscape, Smith said: “One of our biggest challenges is piracy. For a long time, people are streaming football illegally and watching unauthorized streams. This is hurting the content industry, and we need to have better enforcement to stop those who distribute content illegally on streaming sites and social media.”

Smith said that those who watch football illegally are actually missing out a lot as they can’t enjoy the other benefits provided by Astro such as pre-match, post-match coverage, games in HD and in 4K, along with Interactive Mode on Astro GO.

The Premier League is coming to an exciting finale as Manchester City leads Liverpool by just 1 point with 5 games left in the 2021/22 season.

Catch Premier League action and much more on the Astro Sports Pack, sign up by 31 May to enjoy 60 days free. Learn more at https://promotions.astro.com.my

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