01 June 2007

Dedicated to true crime, investigation and mystery, Crime & Investigation Network™ unravels the real stories behind the world’s most fascinating crimes

Singapore , 1 June 2007 – TV viewers in Singaporewill soon be able to witness the power and passion of history being brought to life, and get an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at criminal investigations via two brand new channels – The History Channel® and Crime & Investigation Network™ – that will debut exclusively on StarHub’s cable TV platform on 15 June 2007 at 7pm.

The History Channel (Channel 8) will be offered on StarHub Digital Cable’s Education Basic Group. The Education Basic Group is one of the most popular Groups on StarHub Digital Cable’s subscription plan, and is power-packed with other award-winning, international documentary and lifestyle channels such as Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery Travel and Living, and NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL. Subscribers of the Group with a digital set-top box, Digital Video Recorder or High Definition set-top box will be able to tune in to The History Channel.

Crime & Investigation Network (Channel 78) will be offered on StarHub Digital Cable’s ‘Family Plus’ tier. The addition of Crime & Investigation Network will make the tier a richer package for families, as it will now comprise 22 channels from a multitude of programme genres. At S$12 (before GST) monthly, it is also the most attractively priced tier among StarHub’s cable TV subscription offerings.

Both channels are operated by AETN All Asia Networks Pte. Ltd. (AAAN). Headquartered in Singapore, AAAN has just commenced operations to launch and operate branded channels and services across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Mr Thomas Ee, StarHub’s Senior Vice President of Cable, Fixed & IP Services enthused, “Our viewers are discerning in their tastes, and we are dedicated to satisfy their appetites by continually serving up top-notch quality content in an attractive, value-for-money package. We are glad to partner with AAAN to bring The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network to our customers here.”

Our digital platform has allowed us to expand our channel offerings like never before, and we want to invite those who have yet to join us to sample the rich pickings on StarHub Digital Cable,” he added.

Mr Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia Pacific of A&E Television Networks said, “We are pleased to offer The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network on StarHub Digital Cable. Singaporeis renowned for its commitment to delivering quality education, and we believe viewers here will appreciate the compelling and entertaining story-telling both channels have to offer.”

Reaching a global audience in over 130 countries, The History Channel is the only international television network devoted exclusively to historical programming, allowing viewers to experience history personally, and connect their own lives to the great lives and events of the past.

Crime & Investigation Network is carried in 59 countries, and opens the door to crime labs, police archives and courtrooms, probing unexplained mysteries and examining the lives of infamous murderers and villains. While police work to crack some of the world’s most fascinating crimes, viewers witness first-hand as law enforcement agencies utilize old fashioned detective techniques and the latest forensic investigation tools to solve cases – both new and cold.

Viewers can refer to the On-screen TV Guide or StarHub’s Online Programme Guide for the schedules of the new channels, and customers can call 1630 or 1633 to subscribe to StarHub Digital Cable, or add the Education Basic Group or ‘Family Plus’ tier to their cable TV subscription packages.