14 January 2010

Singapore, 14 January 2010 – Budding singers and karaoke fans will soon have reason to rejoice!  On 18 January 2010, StarHub will launch a new service, named KaraOK!, which allows customers to sing their hearts out! This service encompasses an extensive library of up to 30,000 music videos in various languages.

The introduction of KaraOK! underlines StarHub’s commitment to provide quality interactive services that are beneficial and relevant to local consumers’ lifestyles.  5,000 karaoke videos will be made available from launch with about 100 videos being added on a weekly basis. This volume will gradually increase to about six times more, with a database of up to 30,000 songs for customers to select from. 

From 18 January, KaraOK! will comprise more than 10 song categories such as ‘Latest Songs’ and ‘Cantonese Songs’ featuring original karaoke hits by leading singers like international stars Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift, Chinese artistes  A*Mei, Jacky Cheung and Emil Chau, as well as our own local talents Stefanie Sun and Tanya Chua. Six additional categories including Tamil/Hindi, Japanese, Thai and Filipino songs will be progressively introduced.

StarHub TV customers can choose to subscribe to KaraOK! either on a monthly or daily basis. For just $10 ($10.70 with GST) per month, StarHub TV customers can access a library of songs which include Mandarin and English latest hits, evergreens, kids as well as various ethnic group songs. Occasional singers can opt for the “Day Pass” option for just $4.50 ($4.82 with GST) to enjoy the entire library of songs over a 24-hour period.  They can simply tune in to Channel 888 to purchase either subscription options to gain instant access to KaraOK! via the remote control.

“We are really excited about bringing our new KaraOK! service with extensive songs selections which is only available at karaoke lounge to home.  Our customers will certainly be thrilled to know that they will soon be able to enjoy the comfort and greater convenience of a ‘karaoke at home’ experience. This translates to hours of karaoke fun with thousands of songs for the entire family, both young and old. Since we’ll be adding new songs regularly, our customers will also enjoy great conveniences at thief finger tips as they no longer have to deal with the hassle of purchasing karaoke videos of new song releases,” enthused Ms Ong Bee Lian, StarHub’s Vice President of Home Solutions.

StarHub’s KaraOK! will offer a unique feature that enables customers to repeat, forward or rewind their chosen songs. This will give them greater freedom and convenience to practice their favourite songs for as long as they desire.

Users can also set their own playlists easily with the use of the remote control, as well as toggle between audio and karaoke modes with just a simple press of a button to enjoy the option of singing with or without the original vocals.

StarHub TV customers must have either the HubStation or HubStation HD set top boxes, in order to enjoy the KaraOK! service. Those who wish to experience a more complete karaoke experience will require a simple set-up by connecting the set top box to either a mixer or a home theatre system.

Those interested to try out KaraOK! can visit StarHub’s roadshow at Plaza Singapura from 25 January to 28 January. Existing StarHub TV customers who wish to upgrade their set-top boxes to a HubStation or HubStation HD can bring their boxes to StarHub’s Customer Service Centres located at Plaza Singapura, Tampines Mall, UOB Centre and VivoCity or visit any of StarHub’s Exclusive Partners outlets.

To find out more about StarHub TV’s KaraOK!, visit www.starhub.com/karaok from 18 January.

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