"Report Card" on Astro's journey to 100 HD channels by 1 Jan 2020https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopi...post&p=94178038
As of 12 Dec 2019, how's Astro's progress of offering 100 HD channels so far? Let's look at the latest list of all HD channels on Astro now:
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So, Astro is currently having a total of 92 HD channels
*If you want to include the 3 Astro First/Best pay-per-view movie channel in HD quality (CH495, 496, 497), then it will be 95 HD channels in total.Of course, those temporary HD channels (that will cease broadcast after the event ends) like Astro SuperSport on CH826, Astro Box Office CH825 all those, are not counted.
It appear that CNBC channel did not manage to become available in HD? Or they've changed their mind?
Cuz apparently CCTV 4 is joining the HD bandwagon.
For those CCTV 4 fans out there, happy for u la.
Ok back to the topic, there's about 3 weeks left before 1 Jan 2020. So out of these 15-16 channels below that are available in HD elsewhere:
Which of these above would Astro simulcast it in HD by 1 Jan 2020? Cuz if exclude the 3 PPV HD channels, Astro still have 8 remaining HD channel slots to make it to the 100 HD channels mark.
And don't forget, DIVA and E! is leaving this coming 31 Dec 2019, so that number could make up to 10 remaining HD channels, or 7 HD channels if include PPV HD channels..? For me, I definitely wish to see MTV and Animax to be available in HD.
Yet, I've been waiting that to happen for years.
Or would they make Astro Go exclusive channels to be "no longer exclusive" and makes it part of linear TV channel lineup too?
Or, would Astro plan to upgrade its existing in-house SD channels, as below? :
Out of all these, I find that Astro Awani very likely the one. But that is if they upgrade and supply news content/package in HD format instead of using SD quality broadcast cameras.
Another one is Astro Vaanavil and Vellithirai. There's a possibility there. Other than that, it's very likely that those will remain as SD as now.
What you guys think?
Don't forget RTM, Media Prima, TV Alhijrah and Bernama will make decision to bring their channels in HD on Astro.