The decision was the latest in a series of actions Astro took to support customers during the Movement Control Order (MCO), including the provision of additional channels and content on a complimentary basis.
During the current Conditional MCO, Sports Pack customers continue to enjoy complimentary viewing of all channels, while other customers enjoy complimentary viewing of News, Learning, Asian Movies and Stay Home Concert channels.
"The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted many events globally including live sports.
"In view that there have been no live sports in the past 2 months, we believe offering this additional one-off rebate is the right thing to do.
"Active Sports Pack customers as at May 31st will have the rebate reflected in their next two bills in June and July," said Lee Choong Khay, Head of Sports at Astro.
We are extending our complimentary viewing of Learning, News, Stay Home Concert and selected Movie channels till June 9. Continue to #staysafestayhome and enjoy our entertainment with your family. #stayentertained #stayhomewatchastro #keepcalm #hapusCOVID19 pic.twitter.com/JpVJmLvjB3— Astro (@astroonline) May 12, 2020
Lee continued: "We are pleased to see live sports making a comeback. Apart from curating best of moments and other sports content, Astro went live with the Bundesliga, K-League and UFC last weekend and will broadcast more live sports events and leagues as and when they resume.
"We are proactively in conversation on the return of live sports with the rights holders."
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BUNDESLIGA FEVER ? pic.twitter.com/LCwv9s21cw— Stadium Astro (@stadiumastro) May 22, 2020