Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) will be allowed to air 60% of the Barclays Premier League (BPL) live matches made available by Astro Malaysia Holdings Bhd, following a marriage of convenience between the two giants.

Under the Channel Supply Agreement, TM is allowed to air two Astro SuperSport channels on HyppTV, including selected BPL live matches for seasons 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16.

In addition to the two channels, both parties have also agreed to enter into an agreement for the airing of selected NJOI channels, subject to certain conditions spelled out in the Channel Supply Agreement.

Both TM and Astro however declined to indicate the amount involved in the partnership although it was mentioned that the three-year collaboration would help enhance its advertising value.

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