Fun family programmes on Astro this January

05 Jan 2021 / 11:44 H.

TO keep the whole family entertained throughout the month of January, Astro has lined up a slew of programmes from various genres ranging from animation, comedy, fantasy and edutainment from now until Jan 19 on Astro Ceria, Xiao Tai Yang, Vaanavil, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon!

In the spirit of the times, Astro is premiering a new series titled FamILY, which many Malaysians can identify with. The eight episodes programme which airs every Monday at 9pm from Jan 4, tells the story of Shahir, a contractor, his wife, Marissa, a housewife and their children Qalisha – a social media influencer wannabe and Iman, a kindergartener who find themselves under one roof with Shahir’s eccentric parents Fatimah and Rahman whose stay with the family is prolonged due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Norman Hakim, Fazlina Ahmad Daud, Razak Ahmad, Shakilla Khoriri, Qistina Raisah, and Ummar Dzariff star in this knee-slapper comedy series.

Also look out for more exclusive content from new members of the Kids Pack, Boomerang (channel 619) and Nick Jr. (channel 617) that was recently launched on Astro.

There’s also over 10,000 episodes of quality children’s entertainment and edutainment available via on demand and Astro GO including hits such as We Bare Bears, SpongeBob SquarePants, Beyblade, Upin & Ipin, Ejen Ali, Adventure Time, The Amazing World of Gumball, Ben 10, Peppa Pig, Lego Friends, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bandanamu Kids Songs, Molang, Oddbods, Thomas & Friends, SMK, Omar & Hana, Didi & Friends, The Five Elves, Happy Little Submarines, Motu Patlu, Bahubali, and more.

Head of Astro Ceria, Cecilia Wong says, “At a time when the world is hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, we at Astro understand the worries of parents whose ultimate goal is to keep their children safe and healthy, especially with the increasing rate of infection in their respective areas. Hence, as the pioneer of the country’s children’s entertainment channel, we have prepared a wonderful selection of content for the whole family to enjoy. We hope our customers will stay entertained with our programmes which are readily available on television, the Astro GO app and on demand!”

Astro Ceria (channel 611 HD and 631 SD) has launched a variety of new content such as Geng Gajet, featuring new young talents like Lion Chong and Alif Idham! Geng Gajet airs every Saturday at 9pm! Kids can also be immersed in the world of Ultraman Galaxy Fight: New Generation Chronicles, ‘transport’ to Japan with Tsurupika Hagemaru and Doraemon, ‘travel’ to Korea with The Tayo Movie: Mission Ace and enjoy excellent local animations like Didi & Friends, Robozeta and SMK Animasi.

On Astro Xiao Tai Yang (channel 304 HD and 344 SD), be entertained with programmes like Doo Doo Rhythm and Beat S2, Storytelling, Whee Wheels, Lucky Comes with Lion, Katuri Season 3, GG Bond: Racing, My Little Monkey King, Make Toys with Carton, and MOMO Paradise Season 12! On the weekends, enjoy The Five Elves: A New World, Happy Little Submarines: Rainbow Treasure, Adventure of Octopus, and Magic Box of Time, Gogobus Season 2, Happy Friends: Hero Returns, Super Wings Season 4 and Diary of Amos Lee!

Also available on Astro Vaanavil (channel 201) are Motu Patlu and Baahubali the Lost Legends at 6pm and 6.30pm respectively. Every Saturday and Sunday look out for Kalari Kids at 9.30am and Chota Bheem: Kungfu Dhamaka at 10.40am. These programmes can be streamed via the Astro GO app and on demand.

Have fun with We Bare Bears (4pm) and The Amazing World of Gumball (9pm) every Monday to Friday on Cartoon Network (channel 615 HD and 635 SD)! Also catch popular animation series Adventure Time, every day, at 10pm! For fans of Nickelodeon (channel 616 HD and 636 SD), watch SpongeBob SquarePants every Monday to Friday at 3pm, and Avatar: The Last Airbender at 4pm! For some weekend fun, Lego Friends airs every Saturday and Sunday, at 12.30pm.

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