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Astro Ceria is a 24-hour Malay-language television channel that is broadcast on the Astro satellite television service. This channel is dedicated to toddlers and children. It was launched on 31 August 2006, making it Malaysia's first-ever television channel dedicated to kids.
|Headquarters||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|Picture format||16:9 HDTV (1080i)|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Sister channels||Astro Xiao Tai Yang|
|Launched||2 May 2006 (Indonesia)|
31 August 2006 (Malaysia, SD)
22 November 2019 (HD)
|Closed||20 October 2008 (Indonesia)|
12 April 2021 (SD) (Astro & NJOI)
1 April 2022 (HD) (Kristal-Astro)
Some of Astro Ceria's programmes are taken from various countries that broadcast their cartoons in English, Malay, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese and Mandarin. Astro Ceria's lineup also consists of in-house programmes produced by Astro. Viewers can watch the cartoons on Astro Ceria in six languages; in Malay, which is the default language for all the shows on Astro Ceria, or in the original broadcast language unless the show was originally produced in July 2020 Malay. Subtitles are available in Astro Ceria at this time.
Astro Ceria has organised several activities for children of all ages to increase its popularity. A Run for Fun marathon was started in 2008 and is held between February and April. Berani Jadi Bos?, a competition searching for children who can portray a boss's role, was held in 2007. In 2009, it also organised a creative fun carnival, Sukaria Ceria, where kids created outstanding outfits using all-natural resources.
Astro Ceria is currently available for free-to-view on Astro customers and paid-per-view on NJOI customers in Malaysia on Channel 611.
Since 22 November 2019, Astro Ceria HD started broadcasting on channel number 631 and joined Astro Xiao Tai Yang HD on channel number 304. Astro Ceria has a new program in collaboration with Pinkfong (originally from South Korea) titled "Hello Pinkfong!".