Astro TVIQ (formerly known as TVIQ) was an English-language (formerly both hybrid language Malay-language and English-language) channel. This channel was free as it was grouped under the Astro Family package. The viewership target was for children between the age of 4 to 15.

Astro TVIQ
Malay (selected programs only, formerly including promo this channel)
Mandarin (selected programs only)
Sister channelsAstro Ceria
Astro Tutor TV
Astro Xiao Tai Yang
Launched1 February 2002; 21 years ago (2002-02-01)
Closed1 February 2022; 19 months ago (2022-02-01)

Up until its closure, it was on Astro channel 610. It was available in 3 audio languages such as English, Malay and Chinese, and provided subtitles in Malay and English. In Indonesia, it was formerly available on channel 20 via Astro Nusantara.

Programmes on this network was all based on education, exploration, arts, handicraft, science, learning, English, motivation, and mathematics.

The programmes that were shown on this channel are taken from a few of the popular international television stations such as from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Okto (YouTube Only), and programmes from the United States and Australia. Astro TVIQ also broadcast some in-house programmes. For some time in March 2006, some G4 programmes were moved to this channel from TV Pendidikan.

Since January 2010, it has broadcast selected foreign programmes dubbed in Bahasa Malaysia and later added Chinese in February 2009.

From 25 May 2021, this channel was available in HD and their 3 programme blocks (CoolSchool (Sekolahku (Malay)), NightSchool and PlaySchool) were discontinued.

From 1 June 2021, Astro TVIQ only aired English promo of this channel but selected Malay programs still aired on this channel.

After 20 years of broadcasting, Astro TVIQ ceased transmission on 1 February 2022, with programming dispersed to Astro Ceria and TA-DAA!.[1]

Programme blocks (July 2009  – May 2021) Edit

  • CoolSchool [2] (Malay: Sekolahku) - for educational programs, cartoons and live-action series
  • NightSchool - For all-night educational shows
  • PlaySchool - For preschoolers

List of programmes Edit

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "Scrolling Ticker : Astro TVIQ will cease transmission on 1'st February 2022". AqFad TV channel. YouTube. 18 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  2. ^ "Astro TVIQ launches new look". Television Asia Plus. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2022.

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