Astro preps on-demand exclusives, box-sets

Scripted-logo-460_2game of thrones 6Malaysian pay TV operator Astro has beefed up its on-demand line-up, with several upcoming offerings being made available at the same time as their US broadcast.

It will make the hugely anticipated sixth season of Game of Thrones available on-demand at the same time it is shown on HBO in the US.

The roster of same day exclusives also includes season five of HBO’s Veep and season three of Silicon Valley. Previous seasons of the HBO shows will also now be available on the on-demand service.

Regional on-demand offerings include Monster and rom-com The Entertainer. There is also drama from Hong Kong’s TVB, shown at the same time as in Hong Kong, including Blue Veins and The Last Healer in Forbidden City.

Agnes Rozario, vice president, content group, Astro said: “Our on demand offering is becoming an increasingly popular way for customers to watch what they want anytime, anywhere by offering volumes of amazing TV series, movies and entertainment.”