Astro 2014 FIFA World Cup Offerings - Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup Party

It was a night of fun and games as well as lots of information learnt from the recent Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup Party with fellow Nuffnang bloggers and Churpers. The party happened at the new SkyPark One City Mall, where not only did we have good food and fun, I found out Astro had launched a whole load of new applications on the android and iOS platform in conjunction with World Cup Brazil 2014.

Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup Party
Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup Party

Arriving at the venue just before dinner time, the sporty ambiance and football festivities can already be felt. It was all about the #OlaBola World Cup Party, with guests, bloggers and churpers all decked out in our favourite national team jersey. I came wearing Germany's 2014 World Cup jersey, as that's the team I will support until the end, with high hopes of them winning the World Cup!


Bloggers and Churpers registering themselves before the party started
Bloggers and Churpers registering themselves before the party started

As the Official Broadcaster of the 2014 FIFA World Cup with all 64 LIVE matches in HD, Astro brings the greatest show on earth beyond the television screen with an enhanced viewing experience and engagement for passionate sports fans. Helmed by StadiumAstro.com, Astro’s 2014 FIFA World Cup™ experience ignites passion for the greatest show on earth through 4 key pillars, Watch, Play, Read and Listen with a bevy of applications and touch points.


We got to test out and experience the various Astro applications on the spot during the event

StadiumAstro.com is the home of Astro’s 2014 FIFA World Cup experience, providing a comprehensive web and mobile offering dedicated in bringing you the latest happenings from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Be it events updates, fixtures, highlights/videos or games, there is something here for every fan regardless of your allegiances. The website is available in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.


StadiumAstro.com
StadiumAstro.com


More information will be further shared on the various Astro applications namely the Astro On The Go app, the Astro GO 2014 FIFA World Cup app, the Ola Bola Football Predictor and Go Listen. But first, check out some of the activities and fun we had that night over at One City Mall.


The bubbly MC and announcer during the Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup party
The bubbly MC and announcer during the Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup party
My team, together with Saimatkong and MC Reuben.
My team, together with Saimatkong and MC Reuben.

Part of the fun during the Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup Party were the station games, competitions which utilizes the Astro applications as well as the question and answer games. I had lots of fun going up on stage trying to answer these really tough past World Cup questions. Together with my team, Saimatkong and MC Reuben, we literally exhausted all our brain power answering the question, but it's all good. 
Astro GO 2014 FIFA World Cup app
A screenshot from the home screen of the Astro GO 2014 FIFA World Cup app

One of the very useful and 'must download' application would be the Astro GO 2014 FIFA World Cup app. Not only do we get to watch all 64 LIVE matches through 6 Multi-Camera feeds with Timeline and Event Markers for instant replay, Multi-Angle review, comprehensive info and statistics, we also get over 4,000 Video On Demand in this application. It is available now for free download on Apple App Store / Google Play Store and web player via StadiumAstro.com.


My favourite feature on the Astro GO 2014 FIFA World Cup app - The Match Cast with 6 Multi Camera Feeds & Event Markers

Downloading and opening the Astro GO 2014 FIFA World Cup app was done within a few taps, and I was on my way to enjoy all the features inside. One notable feature, which I love would be the Match Cast with 6 Multi Camera Feeds & Event Markers feature. I mean, where else can you have a replay feed with multiple camera angle of one single match. Catching that penalty, or the foul that resulted in a red card has never been easier!


Our prizes that night, with fellow bloggers Saimatkong, Eyriqazz and Kampunboy
Our prizes that night, with fellow bloggers Saimatkong, Eyriqazz and Kampungboy
Astro Ola Bola Football Predictor App
Astro Ola Bola Football Predictor App

Play it, it's really cool!
Play it, it's really cool!


Another one of the cool mobile applications, the OlaBola Football Predictor app was demo'ed to us during the party, where each of us got to try it out ourselves on the big screen. Ola Bola Football Predictor is a LIVE football prediction app – this means that you can make predictions on events (eg. free kicks, corners and penalty kicks) on the fly during an ongoing LIVE football match.

Using the app is really very interactive and cool. After downloading the app and logging in using my Astro ID, all I have to do is to click on “Enter match” from the main menu to access the schedule of upcoming matches. Of course, we can only join a LIVE match on the day of the match. Earn extra points with mini games when there are no live matches in play!



There are a few ways to score points in the app,

1. By answering the pre-match prediction on pre-match questions.
  • Team to first to score a goal (100 points)
  • Team to win the match (500 points)
  • Team to receive first yellow or red card (100 points)
  • Team to be given the first corner kick (100 points)
  • Team to be given the first penalty kick (100 points)
  • Final score of the match (500 points)
2. This is where the fun begins, During the match, various events such as free kicks, corner kicks, or penalty kicks may occur. You will then be prompted to make a decision on the outcome of the event. You will need to choose wisely and quickly - there is only 10 seconds to make a decision!


 
Score points when you make accurate predictions as you follow the matches throughout this World Cup, continue playing and accumulating points as you challenge your friends to emerge the Champion of Football Predictor. At the end of the World Cup the top scoring player will win and bring home a Foosball table! Available now for free download on Apple App Store / Google Play Store



Astro On The Go, the app to catch Astro's programmes, on the go!
Astro On The Go, the app to catch Astro's programmes, on the go!

Astro on the Go app will feature all 64 matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup for both Astro customers and non-Astro customers. 30 of the 64 LIVE matches will be FREE for all Malaysians while customers can purchase single game on pay-per-view basis sold at RM6 each. Available now for free download on Apple App Store / Google Play Store and via my.astroonthego.com

Stadium Astro Fantasy #OlaBola Edition
Stadium Astro Fantasy #OlaBola Edition

If you have a knack for managing football teams, and love to manage your winning fantasy squad for a chance to win big prizes, then do try out the Stadium Astro Fantasy #OlaBola Edition. Stadium Astro Fantasy #OlaBola Edition offers fans a chance to be a manager where you get to create your dream team, transfer players, join leagues, earn rewards and score points based on the real-life performances of the selected players. Win fantastic prizes with the Fantasy Football Olabola edition where you pick your players and manage your team at Fantasy.olabola.stadiumastro.com.


We could play with all the applications on the spot during the #OlaBola World Cup Party
We could play with all the applications on the spot during the #OlaBola World Cup Party

While playing around the various applications, I stumbled upon a very interesting app by Astro, one where I can literally paint my face digitally to be uploaded on Facebook instantly, to be part of the largest face painting drive in Malaysia. Just head on to olabola.my, follow the instructions, and voila! you have your face painted with the colours of your favourite World Cup team.

Which Side Will You Take?!
Which Side Will You Take?!
Go Germany !
Go Germany !
Germany Supporters at the Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup Party
Germany Supporters at the Stadium Astro #OlaBola World Cup Party

Overall it was a great night out with fellow friends. Thanks to Astro for organizing such a happening event. Do remember to check out the apps (Astro On The Go app, the Astro GO 2014 FIFA World Cup app, the Ola Bola Football Predictor and Go Listen) and download it from Apple app store, or Google Play Store today to fully enjoy the World Cup 2014!


5 comments :

  1. hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :D

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  2. So what did you win? You have my mailing address? Wink! Wink! :D

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  3. Nice catching up with you! :D

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  4. Great pictures, thanks for sharing this update of FIFA.

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