ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS (ASTRO) is Malaysia's leading cross-media group with significant presence in DTH (Direct-To-Home) TV services, commercial radio and TV programming. Astro, the subscription TV service began operations in 1996 with 22 channels and currently broadcasts over 125 pay-TV channels in four major languages including 8 channels in High Definition across Malaysia and Brunei to more than 2.93 million households. Its state-of the-art digital broadcast facilities at the All Asia Broadcast Centre and at the Cyberjaya multiplex are capable of handling digital TV, radio and data services on satellite and terrestrial broadcast networks, wireless telephony and the Internet. ASTRO’s subsidiary, MEASAT Broadcast Network Systems, enjoys an exclusive licence till 2017 for satellite DTH transmission in Malaysia. The Group is actively involved in origination, aggregation and distribution of TV programming in Malay, Chinese, English and Indian languages, in addition to third-party content. With over 38,000 first-run hours of original multi-language content, the Astro Entertainment Network (AEN) encompasses 33 television channels across various genres, with plans to increase these in the near future to serve an ever-evolving customer profile. Reflecting ASTRO's commitment to Bahasa Malaysia content, the ASTRO broadcasted 6,062 hours in first-run original Bahasa Malaysia content in FY10.