08 November 2005

Additional idol drama time-belt to be launched on E City


Singapore, 8 November 2005 – Fancy catching the likes of Leon Jay Williams, Cyndi Wang, K ONE, Fukada Kyodo, Vic Zhou, Barbie Hsu, Chang Fei, Jacky Wu and 5566 at their best for free?  Customers of StarHub Digital Cable can now do so, thanks to StarHub’s free preview of its popular E City channel from 11 November to 14 November 2005!


E City, on StarHub Channel 56, offers non-stop Chinese Entertainment including popular Taiwanese and Japanese dramas, the latest variety shows, the hottest anime, and Chinese and foreign-language movies.


One of the highest-rated time-belts on E City is the Taiwanese idol drama slot at 7pm every Sunday.  Come 12 November, StarHub will introduce a new Taiwanese idol drama time-belt at 7pm every Saturday, so that Taiwanese drama fans will have more to look forward to on weekends!


“We are constantly keeping in tune with our customers’ preferences.  The popularity of our Taiwanese idol drama time-belt on Sundays has convinced us of the need to introduce a similar time-belt on Saturdays as well, so that our customers can enjoy more of their favourite types of programmes,” said Ms Sandie Lee, StarHub’s Senior Vice President, Cable TV Services.


The free preview of E City coincides with the debut of two Taiwanese idol dramas – Top Of The Forbidden City on 12 November, and Heaven’s Robe on 13 November.


As Top Of The Forbidden City revolves around a dance troupe, fans can expect to be entertained by K ONE and 5566 /183 Club’s Sam Wang Shao Wei’s nifty dance moves.  Heaven’s Robe is an extremely well-received production that shot Singapore-born model Leon Jay Williams to rapid fame in Taiwan. A heartwarming love story, Heaven’s Robe also stars Cyndi Wang and 183 Club’s Ming Dao.


Ms Lee added, “StarHub has specially arranged for this four-day free preview of E City so that all cable TV customers can sample the quality programmes that this channel has been offering. With the debut of the two new top-rated Taiwanese dramas, this will be an ideal time for viewers to add E City to their subscription packages!”


Other key programmes viewers can enjoy during the free preview period include:

·                     Millionaire Detective Keiji – a Japanese drama starring Fukada Kyodo as a talented rookie cop

·                     MARS – a Taiwanese drama starring F4’s Vic Zhou and Barbie Hsu

·                     The Young And Daring V – a variety show hosted by 5566

·                     Showbiz – an entertainment news programme hosted by Zhang Shan Wei and 5566’s Zax Wang and Jason Hsu

·                     Big Brother’s Return IV – a variety show hosted by Chang Fei

·                     Jacky Go Go Go IV - a variety show hosted by Jacky Wu

·                     Burst Angel – an A-list anime that blends sci-fi, action and comedy into a thrilling girls-with-guns confection

·                     Dark Water – a Japanese horror movie starring Kuroki Hitomi

·                     Break Out – a Korean action movie starring Kim Seung Woo


All StarHub’s cable TV customers will be able to enjoy the free preview of E City on StarHub’s Preview Channel, Channel 01.  Those who wish to subscribe to the channel can call 1633 or visit www.starhub.com/cabletv.