17 July 2009

Singapore, 17 July 2009 - StarHub today announced that from tomorrow, 18 July 2009, its mobile pre-paid customers will be able to tune in to four selected StarHub TV channels, namely CTI TV, MNC -The Indonesian Channel, Vannathirai Channel and Zee TV (See editor's notes for channel information) from their 3G mobile phones.

This is the first time mobile TV service is made available to Singapore's mobile pre-paid users who are mostly foreigners working here. StarHub TV on Mobile brings the exciting world of StarHub's cable TV entertainment to mobile pre-paid customers anywhere, anytime on their 3G handsets.

"We are pleased to extend StarHub's cable TV entertainment on selected ethnic language channels to delight our mobile pre-paid customers who speak Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi or Tamil. We believe they will welcome and enjoy this service offering and feel at home watching their favourite television programmes in their respective languages on 3G mobile handsets," said Mr Chan Kin Hung, StarHub's Head of Products and Solutions. "Moving forward, we are looking at adding more ethnic language channels to our mobile TV channel line-up to cater to our mobile pre-paid customers from other ethnic groups. Stay tuned!"

StarHub TV on Mobile channels are available on StarHub's Gee! portal from any supported 3G mobile devices with a StarHub Mobile pre-paid 3G SIM card.

Access to the line-up of channels is affordable. It is rated daily at only $2 for unlimited 24-hour viewing of all channels without additional charges for mobile data usage. This means customers can watch the channels freely without worrying about incurring hefty mobile data charges.

To celebrate the launch of the StarHub TV on Mobile service over its mobile pre-paid platform, customers can pick up an LG KT520 HSPA mobile phone and a StarHub Mobile 3G pre-paid SIM card (valued at $15) for only $158. This special offer starts tomorrow and will be available at all StarHub Shops and Exclusive Partners' outlets.

Editor's notes


CTI TV reaches out to Mandarin-speaking viewers around the world 24 hours a day. Focusing on excellent and unbiased news coverage, in-depth analyses on political, social, economic and lifestyle issues, the award-winning channel also offers the hottest entertainment programmes.

MNC - The Indonesian Channel

MNC is a 24-hour channel that brings the best Indonesian programmes by providing one-stop family entertainment with more than 80,000 hours from a wide variety of genres. Viewers will enjoy top-rated programmes from the most popular Indonesian’s terrestrial TV stations: RCTI, TPI and Global TV.

Vannathirai Channel

Vannathirai a 24-hour movie channel showcasing the best of Tamil blockbusters and exclusive premieres with local programmes. It is the most talked about Tamil Channel among Singaporean Indians.

Zee TV

18 countries, 4.5 million viewers, 90,000 hours of programming content, 6,000 movie titles across all genres, Zee Asia Pacific reigns supreme. Since its launch in 2004, Zee Asia Pacific treads the path to scale newer heights in the world of entertainment with its programming and extravagant events.