Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro) is Malaysia’s leading content and entertainment company, serving 5.5 million homes or 69% of Malaysian TV households, 8,900 enterprises, 17.7 million weekly listeners across FM radio and online, 8.4 million digital monthly unique visitors and 3.3 million shoppers across its TV, radio, digital and commerce platforms.
We are Malaysia’s biggest content creator, in a market where viewing share is dominated by local content. Our three distinct video services, namely Astro Pay-TV, NJOI and sooka, our own OTT for millennials, are designed to serve Malaysians across all segments.
To broaden our reach to digital natives and strengthen our content slate, our new TV packs are bundled with streaming services, so customers can stream all their favourite content, including our popular local signatures, flagship Astro Originals, live sports and the best global shows from Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, HBO GO, iQIYI, TVBAnywhere+, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, BBC Player, Viu and ZEE5 all in one place, at great value. Over 800,000 homes are already streaming the best of home entertainment via our hybrid 4K UHD Ultra and HD Ulti Boxes which come with more than 110,000 On Demand titles and streaming services integrated as well for a seamless big screen experience.
Astro Fibre, our own broadband service, provides connectivity to customers while unlocking the full functionality of our Ultra and Ulti Boxes for a premium Pay-TV viewing experience. Likewise, Astro BIZFibre serves enterprise customers with high-speed broadband featuring industry leading WiFi-6 routers bundled with our winning content.
We expanded our advertising solutions through the introduction of Addressable Advertising to offer marketers digital-style TV advertising that merges the best of TV’s emotional persuasive power with the targeted precision of digital. Astro Radio is home to the country’s highest-rated audio brands across all key languages across FM radio and online through our entertainment app SYOK. Our digital brands including AWANI, Gempak, XUAN, Astro Ulagam, Pa&Ma, Keluarga and Mingguan Wanita connect Malaysians to content and stories that matter. We are humbled that AWANI was recognised as Malaysia’s Most Trusted News Brand for the fifth consecutive year by Reuters Digital News Report in 2022. Go Shop, our home shopping and commerce business, offers a fun and entertaining home and online shopping experience.
The Group adopts an holistic and comprehensive approach to sustainability to drive long-term growth by leveraging on our multiplatform reach and content, creating both tangible and intangible value for stakeholders. Astro is guided by our five ESG Pillars namely Responsible Business, Caring for our Environment, Voice for Good, Education for All and Community Development. We are committed to achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2040 and are developing a Climate Roadmap to get there.
In recognition of our ESG initiatives, Astro was awarded the Overall Excellence in CSR by a Media Company at the Sustainability and CSR Malaysia Awards 2022. Astro is a founding constituent of the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index. The Group was also recognised, once again, by global ESG rating agency, Sustainalytics, as an ESG Regional Top Performer in 2023, ranking among the Top 10% of all companies globally.
We are honoured to be ranked No.1 in the Telecommunications & Media category at the Industry Excellence Award for Corporate Governance Disclosure and No.11 overall in the list of Top 100 Companies for CG Disclosure 2022 at the MSWG-ASEAN Corporate Governance Award 2022. Regionally, Astro was recognised in the ASEAN Asset Class PLCs category at the 2021 ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard Award.
It was our privilege to also be awarded the Platinum winner in the Media Networks category for the 13th year running at the Putra Brand Awards 2022.
As we stride forward in our transformation journey to be Malaysia’s No.1 Entertainment Destination, we will continue to grow and evolve to serve customers better, inspiring and bringing Malaysians together along the way.