27 September 2012


StarHub TV to add two ABS-CBN channels, ANC and Cinema One Global

StarHub and ABS-CBN to present star-studded ASAP 2012 ‘live’ concert in Singapore


Singapore, 27 September 2012 – StarHub TV is broadening its Filipino content offering with the addition of two ABS-CBN channels, ANC (StarHub TV Channel 143) and Cinema One Global (StarHub TV Ch 145) to its platform. ABS-CBN is the largest media and entertainment company in the Philippines. In addition, StarHub is the Co-Presenter of ABS-CBN’s star-studded All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party (ASAP) 2012 ‘live’ concert at the MAX Pavilion on 14 October 2012.

ANC will be available from 28 September 2012 while launch details on Cinema One Global will be revealed at a later date.

ANC, also known as ABS-CBN News Channel, is an established English language news channel which provides 24/7 ‘live’ coverage with round-the-clock updates and in-depth analysis on key events from the Philippines. Key programme genres include ‘live’ local news, current affairs, business and money matters, talk shows, technology and lifestyle.

Cinema One Global is a 24-hour movie channel which will delight avid followers of Filipino films, teleseryes, celebrities and showbiz gossip. Key channel highlights include blockbusters, classics and indie films covering a range of genres such as romance/drama, comedy, horror, action, suspense/thriller and family.

Together with the existing The Filipino Channel (StarHub TV Channel 144), a non-stop infotainment channel presented in Tagalog, the two new channels will give Filipinos living in Singapore more avenues to check out the latest buzz and happenings in their home country.

“With ANC, Cinema One Global and The Filipino Channel, our Filipino offering comprehensively covers the news, entertainment and infotainment needs of our viewers. As the official Co-Presenter of the ASAP 2012 “Live” concert in Singapore, we are also delighted to give our mobile and cable TV customers the chance to meet the biggest Filipino celebrities. We pride ourselves in having a wide range of content for all our customers and will continue to work with ABS-CBN to bring a slice of home to the Filipino community in Singapore,” said Ms Iris Wee, Vice President of Home Solutions & Content, StarHub.

Mr Rocky Roxas, ABS-CBN Global Managing Director for Australia & Asia-Pacific, stated "News and entertainment are very important needs of all overseas Filipinos.  The Filipino Channel and Cinema One Global offer the best in Filipino entertainment. ANC offers the best in Filipino news. ABS-CBN Global is very happy to continue its charter of service to Filipinos in Singapore and worldwide."  

StarHub will be co-presenting ASAP 2012 “live” in Singapore on 14 October 2012 at the MAX Pavilion. ASAP 2012 is a highly-rated concert with a massive Filipino following, featuring close to 40 world-class Filipino talents. The star-studded cast include Piolo Pascual, Kim Chiu, Sam Milby, Gary Valenciano, Iza Calzado, Ann Curtis, and John Lloyd Cruz.

From 27 September to 7 October, customers who purchase StarHub mobile prepaid cards at the Happy Sunday roadshow at Lucky Plaza shopping mall will receive free concert tickets to catch their favourite Filipino artistes at the ‘live’ concert. Existing customers can stand a chance to win concert tickets worth $30 when they purchase selected top-up cards. New customers can purchase a SIM + Prepaid top-up card bundle to receive a complimentary $50 ticket. In addition, StarHub will be offering Meet and Greet passes, and VIP concert tickets to the top 12 customers who download the most songs and/or personalise their connecting tones to ASAP 2012 from the StarHub Music Store.

To add to the bonanza, there will be a free preview of ANC on StarHub TV for all StarHub TV customers from 28 September, 9am to 31 October 2012, 12 noon. A free preview of The Filipino Channel on StarHub TV on Mobile will be offered to all StarHub Mobile customers from 28 September, 10am to 31 October 2012, 11.59pm as well.

The Filipino Channel is available at a monthly subscription of $16.05 (w/GST). More details on the pricing of ANC and Cinema One Global will be announced at a later date.

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