Astro Unveils Kix HD

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Kuala Lumpur (March 5, 2014) – KIX HD (Astro Channel 729), Malaysia’s No. 1 HD action entertainment channel, has officially started the “Are You Tough Enough?” Challenge to search for Malaysia’s Toughest with a magnificent showcase of toughness. Malaysia’s youngest strongman, Zarol ‘Baby Ox’ Alfiyan, took up the challenge of pulling two Hummers chained together, to ask Malaysians the big question: “Are You Tough Enough?”

Peter Davis, Yvonne Chew of Berocca, Zarol Alfiyan, Junaidah Khan of ASTRO, Andy Chang, Head of Marketing, KIX HD

Peter Davis, Yvonne Chew of Berocca, Zarol Alfiyan, Junaidah Khan of ASTRO, Andy Chang, Head of Marketing, KIX HD

The amazing spectacle marks the launch of a month-long recruitment to find ten of Malaysia’s toughest individuals by KIX HD and Astro, as the official platform. “KIX HD epitomizes toughness with the warriors from our MMA (mixed martial arts) fight events, the action babes from our movies and series, and the daredevils from our reality shows. So it is natural that we ask our audience ‘Are You Tough Enough?’ We want to see if we can find at least ten people from our Malaysian viewers who are just as tough, if not tougher, than the action heroes and heroines we show on our channel.

Let’s hope we can find some guys and ladies with the guts to challenge themselves and show everyone what they are made of,” said Andy Chang, Senior Vice President, Marketing of Celestial Tiger Entertainment, Hong Kong.

“KIX HD has been one of Astro’s most popular HD channels and we are excited to partner with KIX HD in search of Malaysia’s Toughest. “Are You Tough Enough?” is another example of the high energy action programmes we have come to expect from KIX HD and goes beyond the television screen,” said Junaidah Said Khan, Senior Assistant Vice President, English Customer Business, Content Group, Astro.

Zarol 'Baby Ox' Alfiyan pulls off an incredible feat of toughness as he pulls two Hummers full of girls, chained together

Zarol ‘Baby Ox’ Alfiyan pulls off an incredible feat of toughness as he pulls two Hummers full of girls, chained together

Following the spectacle, KIX HD will be deploying the KIX HD “Tough Troopers” across hotspots in Klang Valley to find Malaysia’s toughest individuals to compete in a final showdown. The month-long recruitment will see the “Tough Troopers” challenging Malaysians to a series of physically-demanding as well as mentally-challenging activities. Ten finalists will be chosen to compete in the “Are You Tough Enough?” Challenge for the title of “Malaysia’s Toughest” and a grand prize of RM30,000. The final showdown will be held on 26 April 2014, 2pm – 4pm, at the Orange Concourse of Sunway Pyramid.

“The finale event to be held in Sunway Pyramid will be an ultimate showdown of toughness, much like fighters who compete in a mixed martial arts cage. This is a feat that involves challenging one’s core strength and mental endurance, pushing one to their very limits and emerging stronger and tougher than ever before,” said Peter Davis, the Malaysian MMA champion, actor and model.

The Challenge is opened to all Malaysian residents. Anyone can apply by filling out an online application at www.KIX-TV.com/tough. For more information, please visit the website or like KIX HD’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WatchKIX. The “Are You Tough Enough?” Challenge is fueled by main sponsor Berocca, venue sponsor Sunway Pyramid and supporting sponsors Everlast, Fitness First and GNC.