11 September 2009

- Relish in two weeks of non-stop access to StarHub’s Malay and Indonesian channels -
- Enjoy 50% discount on Sensasi and MNC – The Indonesian Channel upgrades -
- Receive free hampers and a chance to meet the cast of top-rated TV series Nur Kasih -

Singapore , 11 September 2009 – StarHub celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri with a two-week islandwide free preview of two popular channels - Sensasi and MNC - The Indonesian Channel! StarHub’s Hari Raya free preview starts from 19 September, 5pm and ends on 2 October, 10.30pm. All viewers in Singapore with an active cable point, regardless of whether they are StarHub TV customers, can enjoy complimentary access to Sensasi from 19 September to 25 September, and MNC – The Indonesian Channel from 26 September to 2 October, via Preview Channel (StarHub TV Channel 01).

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.

“Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a festive season when families gather, bond with loved ones and enjoy each other’s company. Our Malay and Indonesian channels - Sensasi and MNC – The Indonesian Channel, carry some of the most compelling and popular programmes in the region. And since nothing beats quality entertainment in the comfort of home during a festive season, the free preview and promotions will surely delight many viewers and give them a taste of our exciting line-up of enticing programmes,” said Ms Ong Bee Lian, StarHub’s Vice President of Home Solutions. 

Free preview of Malay content through Sensasi
All viewers can enjoy a slew of exciting Hari Raya specials - first-run movies, telemovies, premieres of highly-rated TV series and entertainment programmes from the region. Some Sensasi programmes highlights to look out for include: 

  • Back-to-back first-run movies and telemovies: Kala, Antoo Fighter, Oh Baby, Ayat-Ayat Cinta , Sifu & Tongga , Ikhsan: I Love You Mama, Restu Syawal , Kuntilanak 3
  • Variety Specials such as Suci Lebaran 2009 & Syiok Habiss: Hari Raya Edition
  • Top-rated and favourite series such as Cinta Fitri S2, Sutera Maya, Ikan Di Laut Asam Di Darat, Nur Kasih, Jangan Tidur Lagi S2

Free preview of Indonesian content via MNC – The Indonesian Channel
Viewers can look forward to world class Indonesian documentaries, sitcoms, mega sinetrons (cinema electronic/ TV soap), and music and reality shows which include:

  • Latest sinetrons such as Cinta dan Anugerah, Rafika, Namaku Mentari, starring popular artistes.
  • Variety and reality shows such as Hits Musik, The Master, Masihkah Kau Mencintaiku, Bukan Sinetron.

Special discounts
In the spirit of Hari Raya, StarHub will roll out special promotions and discounts for viewers who wish to continue enjoying Sensasi and MNC – The Indonesian Channel after the free preview.  Details will be posted on-air on StarHub’s Preview Channel during the free preview period. StarHub promotions include a 50 percent discount off the first three months of Sensasi and MNC – The Indonesian Channels’ channel upgrades. StarHub’s Demand TV will also be offering a 50 percent discount off popular Malay and Indonesian movies, including the Malay TV series Sutera Maya.

Viewers can obtain more information on the special promotions at www.starhub.com/harirayafreepreview.

Receive a free Hari Raya hamper and grab a chance to meet the cast of Nur Kasih
Customers who sign up for any post-paid StarHub Mobile, Broadband and StarHub TV promotion with a minimum 12-month contract between 12 September and 25 September at StarHub Shops (VivoCity and Tampines Mall) and selected Exclusive Partners outlets are entitled to a free Hari Raya hamper worth $60, while stocks last. Purchases of MaxMobile Prepaid or StarHub Mobile pre-paid bundle during this period are also entitled to the offer.  

In addition, StarHub will be giving away 25 pairs of tickets to a meet-and-greet session with the main cast of Nur Kasih - Fizz Fairuz, Remy Ishak and Tiz Zaqyah Razak on 10 October 2009! All new StarHub customers will be entered into the lucky draw automatically. 

StarHub has also set aside another 25 pairs of tickets for its existing customers. To stand a chance to win a pair of tickets, existing StarHub customers can SMS <NurKasih> <space> <Name> <space> <NRIC> to 73800, from 12 September, 9am. The contest closes on 25 September, and all 50 lucky winners will be notified by phone on 5 October.

Existing StarHub customers who require assistance can contact StarHub at 1633, while new customers can call 1630 to sign up for any of StarHub’s services.