09 November 2011
FOX International Channels (FIC) and StarHub announced today that the two entertainment and lifestyle channels will now be re-tiered to their respective Basic Groups. To further enhance the audience’s viewing experience, FIC will also launch two more channels in HD format—FOX Family Movies HD (StarHub TV Channel 663) and tvN HD (StarHub TV Channel 874)—from 28 November 2011.
FX, synonymous for its cutting-edge programming, brings about bolder and edgier content that pushes the boundaries of television. In the month of November,viewers can look forward to the exclusive premiere of dark comedy It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia , when the American television sitcom returns for its fifth season. Emmy-winning drama series Mad Men will also debut its third season on FX.
tvN,the number one Korean entertainment channel in Asia, is set to wow Korean enthusiasts in the region, especially Singapore, when the channel broadcasts Asia’s biggest music awards show—2011 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) LIVE—on 29 November 2011 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.Singapore will be the second overseas country outside of South Korea to present the major music awards show.
StarHub subscribers can also catch 2011 MAMA’s fantastic showcase of talented and popular artistes from South Korea and its visually spectacular pyrotechnics in full HD glory on the tvN HD channel. tvN HD, which is a simulcast channel to tvN in high definition format, is available for free preview to Chinese Entertainment Basic Group customers with the HubStation HD or HD Interactive set-top box from 28 November 2011 till 30 June 2012.
FOX Family Movies will follow suit with the introduction of its HD format in Fox Family Movies HD, under the STAR Movies Pack. Available across Asia in dual-language English and Mandarin, FOX Family Movies is home to the greatestand most beloved family films, such as Aladdin, Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert and Alice in Wonderland, from major Hollywood studios.
“FX and tvN’s being re-tiered to their respective basic groups is a testament to the high quality entertainment content offered by FOX International Channels and expanding availability to an even larger group of viewers in Singapore. As Asia’s leading pay TV network, FIC aims to entertain audiences across all demographics and on all platforms. In addition, with the launching of new high definition channels such as tvN HD and FOX Family Movies HD, FIC remains the leading provider of HD services to audiences across the region and in Singapore,” said Mr. Avinash Himatsinghani, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Southeast Asia of FOX International Channels.
“StarHub is pleased to offer greater value to our basic Lifestyle and Chinese Entertainment package subscribers through the addition of the FX and tvN channels at no extra cost,” said Ms. Iris Wee, StarHub’s Vice President of Home Solutions & Content. “Introducing the tvN HD and FOX Family Movies HD channels will also provide our customers with an enhanced HD viewing experience. This strengthens StarHub’s HD proposition in offering the most comprehensive content choices in standard definition as well as high definition,” she added. “StarHub is always exploring ways to bring more benefits to our customers, and we will continue working with our longstanding partner FIC to do just that.”
FX, tvN and FOX Family Movies are part of FIC’s portfolio of channels with multiple genres such as Channel [V] China, Channel [V] International, Channel [V]Taiwan, FOX, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Channel, Phoenix Chinese Channel, Sky News, STAR Movies, STAR Plus, STAR Vijay and STAR World.