06 January 2006


Singapore, 6 January 2006 – All families subscribing to StarHub’s cable TV services can enjoy 60 hours of karaoke fun free-of-charge! StarHub will offer a free preview of Karaoke TV for all its cable TV customers on StarHub’s Preview Channel, Channel 01, from 6pm on 13 January to 6am on 16 January 2006.


StarHub’s Karaoke TV, consisting of 12 channels, was introduced on 28 September 2005. Each of the 12 Karaoke TV channels has a different theme such as "Latest Pop", "Pop Male Singers", "Evergreen Female Singers", “English” and "Kids", and carries a fixed playlist of 10 to 15 songs per hour.  The playlists are looped and can be accessed 24 hours a day on each channel. Karaoke TV customers can enjoy a bouquet of 120 to 180 songs daily, or at least 480 song titles each month as most titles are refreshed weekly.  Occasionally, songs on selected channels are chosen according to different themes such as “David Tao Specials” and ”Lunar New Year Specials”.


For the 60-hour free preview on Channel 01, songs will be selected from four Karaoke TV channels - namely Latest Pop (Channel 148), Evergreen Favourites 1 (Channel 153), English (Channel 158) and Kids (Channel 159).  Song titles viewers can look forward to during the free preview period include Michael Wong’s 童话 , JJ Lim’s 一千年以后, Fei Yuqing’s 何日君再来 , Whitney Houston’s The Greatest Love Of All, MLTR’s Breaking My Heart and 泥娃娃 .


"We decided to offer this free preview for two reasons. Firstly, we want to reward our existing customers by giving them another avenue to have fun together with their family members and friends in the comforts of their homes. Secondly, this is a good opportunity for our customers to sample the recently launched Karaoke TV, which will not only keep them updated on the latest and most popular karaoke videos but also enable them to hone their singing prowess in private before they impress their friends with polished renditions!” said Ms Tham Loke Kheng, StarHub’s Senior Vice President, Marketing.


Those interested to subscribe to Karaoke TV only need to take up a minimum of three StarHub Digital Cable Basic Groups for $20 ($21 with GST), before adding the 12 channels of Karaoke TV for a monthly fee of $12 ($12.60 with GST). Subscribers of Karaoke TV can enjoy a waiver of the monthly digital set-top box rental fee.


Ms Tham has another piece of good news for karaoke fans. “To give our customers an added incentive to take on Karaoke TV, we are offering a 50 per cent discount off the monthly charges for the 12 channels for three whole months!” she enthused. Those who sign up for Karaoke TV before 17 February can enjoy a special promotional price of $6 ($6.30 with GST) for the first three months.


The public can visit the website www.starhub.com/cabletv or dial 1633 to subscribe to the service, or to find out more about StarHub's cable TV offerings.