23 June 2009

Singapore, 23 June 2009 – The 1st Asian Youth Games (AYG) will be held in Singapore from 29 June to 7 July 2009. StarHub TV is proud to be the official broadcaster for the Asian Youth Games 2009 and will be offering extensive coverage of the events across its TV and mobile platforms for viewers in Singapore.

All StarHub TV customers [1]  can catch ‘live’ coverage of the AYG events with access to four dedicated AYG channels (Channel 118 to 121) at no additional cost, while non-subscribers of StarHub TV can catch “live” coverage of the AYG events, including aquatics and table tennis, free-of-charge via the Preview Channel (Channel 01). StarHub’s Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) customers can also catch the same programme feed on DTTV Channel 20.

Other exciting sports events that viewers can look forward to on the AYG channels include athletics, football, shooting, beach volleyball and FIBA 33 (basketball). The Opening Ceremony of the AYG 2009 will be aired ‘live’ on the Preview Channel and AYG 1 on 29 June, at 7.30pm.

To provide added convenience for sports fans to catch the events on the go, all StarHub Mobile post-paid 3G customers can watch all four AYG channels “live”, and for free, via StarHub TV on Mobile, without incurring additional charges for data usage. They can simply access StarHub TV on Mobile via the Gee! portal. Customers with smartphones can enjoy the added convenience of one-click instant access to select and watch any channel using the StarHub TV on Mobile application or widget.

StarHub’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Tan Tong Hai said, “The Asian Youth Games 2009 is a highly anticipated sports event with over 1000 athletes from 45 countries assembling in Singapore to compete. Being the leading sports content provider in Singapore, we are delighted to offer ‘live’ coverage of Asian Youth Games 2009 events free to all viewers here and share their passion for sports.”

"The 1st Asian Youth Games Singapore 2009 is a historic milestone for Singapore in more ways than one. It is, of course, a sporting milestone for the  nation, but, just as importantly, it is also a platform for the larger community  to  contribute  to  the  success  and  legacy  of  this landmark multi-sport, multi-nation event. Given that, we are happy that StarHub will be providing the community with ample opportunities to support the AYG by way of its dedicated, generous coverage of the event," said Mr Oon Jin Teik, Co-chair, Singapore Asian Youth Games Organising Committee.

Supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA), Dr Christopher Chia, Chief Executive Officer, MDA said, “The Asian Youth Games is a momentous occasion for Singapore and the participating athletes and we hope to share with viewers the region’s youth sporting talents and their journeys to the finishing line. We are also pleased to partner the Singapore Sports Council to grow the local sports media sector."

Existing subscribers of StarHub TV can enjoy the Preview Channel on Channel 01, while non-subscribers can tune their TV sets manually to UHF 527.25 Mhz. The manual tuning-in procedures will vary according to different TV set models, and viewers are advised to refer to their TV operating manuals for specific tuning instructions.

The generic tuning-in procedures are:

  • Select an unused channel on the TV unit.
  • Press the TUNNING button on the TV remote control or at the front panel of the TV unit, commonly labeled as [PRESET], [INSTALL], [SET], [P/C] or [MENU>TUNE>MANUAL]. If the TV unit does not have any of these buttons, please refer to the TV manual.
  • Start tuning by pressing or selecting the VOLUME +/- button or the CHANNEL UP/DOWN button on the TV remote control until the Free Preview channel appears on the screen.
  • Next, press the STORE or MEM button on the TV remote control to store the tuning.
  • Press the MENU or PRESET button to end or exit the tuning procedure.

For any technical clarifications, viewers may wish to call the public hotline at 68732828.

Viewers can refer to the On-screen TV Guide or StarHub’s Online Programme Guide at
www.starhub.com/tv for the updated telecast schedule of the Asian Youth Games 2009. Customers who wish to subscribe to StarHub TV can call 1630 or visit www.starhub.com/shop.

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[1] StarHub TV customers using analogue set-top boxes can catch ‘live’ coverage of Asian Youth Games only on Preview Channel (Channel 01).