Movie connoisseurs can look forward to a brand new and exciting experience with the launch of A-List, Astro’s latest HD channel to showcase the best award-winning and critically-acclaimed international and regional films.

A-List will be available on Astro channel 456 from October 1st, 2013.

A-List titles will be presented in its original language with multi-language subtitle options available.

Every month, A-List will premiere 8 critically-acclaimed titles from film international festivals such as the Busan International Film Festival, Berlinale Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival.

How Astro’s A-List titles are curated

Award winning and nominated titles are carefully curated to be on A-List based on the following criteria:

  • Themes, relevance, whimsical and unique take on issues, ability to provoke thoughts and discussions
  • To showcase the works of new and exciting film makers
  • To premiere the most talk-about international titles in Malaysia and the region
  • Real life stories and relevant social-economic and political landscape of the world and the region.

Astro customers can expect more new and exciting contemporary titles to be added on the A-List channel in the coming months like Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Joss Whedon of The Avenger’s fame and which won the 13th Belfast Film Festival Audience Award and A Monkey on my shoulder, starring Juliette Binoche who won numerous awards.

Customers can access the A- List channel via a monthly subscription of RM 15 for 8 titles for Astro Byond pay-TV subscribers in Malaysia and Brunei as well as ala carte purchase of titles at RM8 per title via Astro Byond VOD.

For more details on how to subscribe to A-List, please log on to or go to Channel 200 or contact 1300 82 3838.

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