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Astro extends free access until 12 May, now with additional channels for existing customers

Because of the prolonged Movement Control Order (MCO), Astro had previously offered free channel viewing for certain channels each time the order had been extended. With another extension announced by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin until the 12th May, Astro is extending their complimentary access again, and this time with additional learning channels.

The new learning channels that are free to view for all Astro customers until the 12th May include:

  • National Geographic Channel
  • Discovery Channel
  • Discovery Science
  • HISTORY
  • Animal Planet
  • Discovery Asia
  • Nat Geo WILD

These new additions are great for educational purposes, since all schools, including kindergartens, government and private schools have been closed since 18th March. Immersive shows like ‘Underworld Inc.’ and ‘Michael Palin’s Journey’ can be viewed on the National Geographic channel, and fun science-y shows like ‘Man vs. Bear’ and ‘How It’s Made’ can be seen on the Discovery Channel.

As for the free channels offered previously, they’re also extended. You can keep viewing these until 12th May as well, as long as you’re an Astro customer:

  • BOO
  • tvN Movies
  • Thangathirai
  • BollyOne
  • HITS Movies
  • Celestial Movies HD
  • Astro Citra
  • Tayangan Hebat
  • Celestial Classic Movies
  • Astro Vellithirai
  • Astro Awani
  • Bernama News Channel
  • CGTN
  • CNN
  • BBC World News
  • Al Jazeera English
  • Sky News
  • Channel News Asia
  • CNBC Asia
  • Bloomberg Television
  • ABC Australia
  • Phoenix InfoNews
  • Cartoon Network
  • HITS

For NJOI customers, you can continue to enjoy free viewing of these channels until 11.59pm, 12th May:

  • KIX
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • Cartoon Network
  • Celestial Movies

If you’re not an Astro customer, you can watch these channels for free on Astro Go:

  • Astro Prima
  • Astro Oasis
  • Go Shop HD RUUMA
  • Go Shop HD GAAYA
  • Astro Vaanavil
  • Makkal TV
  • Astro AEC
  • GO SHOP Chinese
  • TV Alhijrah
  • Celestial Movies
  • Celestial Classic Movies
  • CCTV4
  • Astro Xiao Tai Yang
  • Astro Awani
  • Bernama TV
  • Astro Tutor TV UPSR
  • Astro Tutor TV PT3
  • Astro Tutor TV SPM
  • Astro Arena
  • eGG
  • HELLO
  • Cartoon Network

For more information on the free viewings, click here.

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