Digital Five Sdn Bhd, (formerly known as Multimedia Interactive Technologies Sdn. Bhd.) the digital arm of ASTRO haa introduced www.stadiumastro.com and m.stadiumastro.com, Malaysia’s first premium sports portal delivering International and local sports news to Malaysians via the Internet and Wireless Application Protocol (WAP).
Stadiumastro.com focuses on an array of sports covering English and European football, motor sports, badminton, squash, basketball, tennis, golf, and more - offering live scores, latest news, fixtures and results. Sports fans on the move can now keep in touch with their favourite sports via m.stadiumastro.com (SMS stadiumastro to 32888) allows fans to subscribe to their favorite sports news and scores which is delivered directly to their mobile phones. A forum section is among the other user-centric feature on Stadiumastro.com which aims to cultivate a sports community within the country.
Victor William, Head of Sports, Digital Five shares, “We are extremely proud and excited to be Malaysia’s first premium sports offering web and WAP giving Malaysian’s sports fans their very own homegrown platform covering all their favourite sports. Stadiumastro.com intention is to provide content as well as to create a sports community platform to enable sports fans to interact online, on mobile and on ground. This is in line with Astro’s aim to be the No.1 choice for sports content.”
The online and mobile sports offering complement Astro’s provision of top-flight international, Asian and local sporting events. The key products on Astro include English Premier League, Formula 1, Wimbledon/US Open Tennis, Augusta Masters, Rugby World Cup and many others.
In conjunction with the new English Premier League (EPL) season 2009/10, Stadiumastro.com is introducing Stadiumastro Fantasy. Stadiumastro Fantasy is a football game based on the English Premier League. Users can select and manage a team of EPL players throughout the season and earn points based on their performance on the EPL.
A total of up to RM 50,000 is up for grabs on the Stadiumastro Fantasy game. Open to Malaysians residing in Malaysia, users must first register at www.stadiumastro.com. After registering online, users can also play the game via their mobile phones.