14 August 2012

- 30 Trophies to be presented -

- Expect Sizzling Performances By Grasshopper, TVB Artistes, Local Talents and More! -

Singapore, 14 August 2012 - After a two-month long voting campaign, the StarHub TVB Awards 2012 is finally here! Currently in its third year, this prestigious awards aims to accord recognition to TVB productions and artistes for outstanding works over the past year. Winners will be announced on 18 August 2012 at the awards ceremony held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

Singapore viewers have given an overwhelming response to the 2012 awards, with public votes increasing three-fold, and near the 200,000-mark. Mr Chan Kin Hung, Head of Marketing and Products of StarHub said, "We are very glad to have the support of our viewers for TVB dramas through StarHub’s platform. Over the years, we have expanded from two to eleven channels currently, including On Demand and High Definition content, spanning across TV, and mobile. We will continue to present the best of TVB content within shorter windows, on multi-platforms, delivered in optimal quality for our viewers.”

There are 19 award categories this year, out of which nine are opened for public voting.  These include My Favourite TVB Male and Female Characters, My Favourite TVB Drama, My Favourite Onscreen Couple and the highly-coveted My Favourite Actor and Actress awards. Competition for the top accolades is so intense that for the first time, A-listers such as Moses Chan, Myolie Wu and Ruco Chan visited Singapore over the past two months to garner votes for themselves through media interviews and meet-and-greet sessions with fans.

Similar to last year, the 2012 awards ceremony will be hosted by Astrid Chan and King Kong. Top-notch TVB artistes expected to show up for this glamorous event are Chen Fala, Moses Chan, Ruco Chan, Sunny Chan, Kevin Cheng,  Linda Chong, Hu Feng, Wayne Lai, Selena Li, Kenneth Ma, Kate Tsui, Kenny Wong, Myolie Wu and Tavia Yeung. Legendary Cantopop band Grasshopper and finalist of The Voice competition, Auston Lam will be dazzling the audience with their performances as well. Local talent Cai Ai Jia and the top seven from StarHub’s very own reality singing competition, Sunsilk Academy Fantasia will also be showcasing their singing abilities at the awards show.

Beyond the glitz and glamour, three popular artistes, Hu Feng, Wayne Lai and Sunny Chan will be doing their bit for the less fortunate. They will be specially flying down to Singapore two days earlier to visit the Society for the Physically Disabled. The artistes will be spending an afternoon with the disabled, singing karaoke songs and interacting with them. StarHub’s Mr Chan added, "It's a fantastic opportunity to have the artistes be part of a meaningful cause. We hope to add some joy and laughter to the physically disabled by bringing the TVB artistes to them in an intimate setting."

Some of the exciting dramas that StarHub customers can look forward include Gloves Come Off which features Kevin Cheng and Raymond Wong as Muay Thai fighters, The Hippocractic Crush, a highly-rated drama in 2012 that follows the lives of young housemen, residents, and their mentors in a hospital setting, the highly-anticipated Ghetto Justice 2, sequel to the hit drama Ghetto Justice, Master Of Play starring Adam Zheng and Moses Chan , as well as Three Kingdoms RPG  where Raymond Lam and Kenneth Ma engage in a battle of wits against the era of the Three Kingdoms.

 For more information on StarHub TV, visit www.starhub.com/tv .

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