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You know your colleagues are Euro 2012 junkies if they are zombies at work in this past couple weeks. Those 2:45 am matches are killers, but at the same time they are shaping up to be so awesomely exciting, with most teams still has a chance to go through.

Astro On The Go on iPad and web browser
Astro-On-The-Go on iPad and web browser

Since it’s already the 3rd and final group matches, many of them are played simultaneously. For those who only watches it on TV, there’s the special channel that shows both games on the same screen, but for those with Astro On-The-Go like me, we get to stream one on iPad or web, and the other on TV. Yesss!

If you watched the Portugal vs Holland game and missed the Germany vs Croatia game or vice versa, you will understand the pain of constantly flipping those two channels. Group games don’t get any more exciting than that. It made me wanna go out and play futsal the very next day.

If you haven’t check out Astro On-The-Go, you’re missing out big time :D

Astro-On-The-Go at The Pool Ampang

The Pool party:

Astro is kicking off the platform with a cool party for bloggers and blog readers alike too, this is a chance to meet like minded people and have loads of fun curtesy of Astro. Details are as follow:

Date: 23rd June 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: The Pool @ 347, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Dress code: Your favorite football jersey

You’ll get to experience Astro-On-The-Go at the event, and there are also fun & games where you stand a chance to win a new iPad. The best dress person to the party will walk away with another new iPad as well.

So what do you need to do to score a free invite to the party?

Simple, go to http://www.nuffnang.com.my/blog/2012/06/13/astro-on-the-go-party/ and complete the following sentence in 50 words or less. “The UEFA Euro Football Championships will be so much better with Astro On-The-Go because…” on the comment box at that page (and not this blog post!). The most creative and witty comment wins a pair of passes to the exclusive event.

There are 30 invites and contest ends 20th June 2012, 9.00am.

Belimbing watching Astro-On-The-Go on iPad
Belimbing watching Astro-On-The-Go on iPad

Where Do YOU Want Astro On-The-Go?

Other than the party, there’s also the rather interesting contest – Where Do YOU Want Astro-On-The-Go? Share a photo of YOURSELF (my example above is only valid if I am Belimbing the cat, and that it shows the “Astro-On-The-Go” logo) holding a laptop, smartphone or tablet showcasing the “Astro On-the-Go” logo at the most creative location of where you want to watch your favourite shows.

Where Do YOU Want Astro On-The-Go?
Where Do YOU Want Astro On-The-Go?

Astro wil form the longest advertisement in the world powered by YOU! The ad will grow featuring all your photo entries continuously from 23rd June to 31 August 2012. Find out more info during the pool party or, log on to wwww.astro.com.my/onthego from 23 June onwards for contest details!

To join the “Where Do YOU Want Astro On-The-Go?” contest all you need to do is follow the steps below :

  • 1: Go to http://www.astroonthego.com/contest/enter and read the instructions based on the device you are using
  • 2: Take your photo. Be creative! Tell the world where you want to watch your Astro On-The-Go! At the beach? At work when your boss isn’t looking? Look at the entry below as an example :
    • “I want my Astro On-The-Go at the playground!”
    • [insert attached picture]
  • 3: Upload your photo and get your friends to vote! Then watch as your photo joins in building the longest ad in the nation!

The most creative entries stand to be rewarded.

Good luck, and see you guys at The Pool!

What if I tell you that when EURO 2012 kicks off, you’ll be able to watch it just about anywhere? It won’t be just in your living room or that friendly mamak place, but really anywhere – in your bedroom, in the car, your office toilet even. Welcome to Astro On-The-Go!

astro on the go
at the launch of Astro On-The-Go

Astro On-The-Go is a mobile platform that delivers the following  TV channels, Video on Demand (VOD), Catch Up TV, and Live Events.

TV channels:
To start with, Astro is bringing 11 TV channels comprising news, learning, and entertainment to the platform and you get to view them based on your subscription. They are Astro AEC, TVIQ, Ria, Xia Tai Yang, Awani, Shuang Xing, Disney Junior, Disney channel, CNN, Astro Warna, and One HD.

Video on Demand:
The VOD service draws from a library of both local and international titles from Astro First movies, Sundance movies, and others from the region. The VOD library must be first downloaded via broadband connected PVR-enabled decorders before viewing on mobile devices.

Catch Up TV:
A feature that allows you to “catch up” to the TV programs that you missed via the mobile platform. This includes drama series, reality shows, sports highlights, news, etc.

Live Events:
To me, perhaps the most exciting of the four features. There are up to 4 live events channels and Astro is rolling this out by broadcasting all 31 EURO 2012 matches LIVE on Astro-On-The-Go. (they will also be available on VOD & Catch Up TV). With this, the action is not gonna be missed just because you aren’t in front of the TV at the right moment. Brilliant.

If you are an Astro subscriber, Astro On-The-Go is now available on preview from 30th May till 31st August 2012 with no additional charges (yes, we get all the EURO 2012 matches if you already subscribed to sports package).

Head to http://www.astro.com.my/onthego/ and get it now. You simply need to register and link your Astro account, then get the application for iPad and iPhone (This is very timely for EURO 2012 for iPhone users, I’m envy! All 31 matches live anywhere!) via App Store or use Astro On-The-Go on the web at http://onthego.astro.com.my

Astro On-The-Go iPhone app screenshots
Astro On-The-Go iPhone app screenshots

I’m gonna do that and have it on my iPad soon as I get back to KL. Applications for iPhone and Android devices are coming up next.

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