27 July 2010
Singapore, 27 July 2010 - StarHub TV will offer Racquet Channel (channel 211) from 8 August 2010, 6am. The channel will comprise racquet sports programming including tennis, badminton, table tennis and squash events, and will be available to all StarHub TV Sports Group customers. The launch of Racquet Channel is in line with StarHub’s intent to offer customers more simplicity and greater ease in accessing their favourite content.
Key events that viewers may look forward to on Racquet Channel in 2010 include:
- Tennis: US Open, all ATP Masters 1000 events and selected ATP 500 and 250 events, ATP World Tour Finals
- Badminton: All England Open Badminton, Asian Badminton Championship, European Badminton Championship, BWF Thomas & Uber Cup, BWF Super Series, BWF Super Series Grand Finals, BWF World Championships
- Table Tennis: World Team Table Tennis Championship, ATTU Table Tennis Championship, ITTF Pro Tour Table Tennis, ITTF Pro Tour Grand Finals
- Squash: PSA (Men’s Squash), PSA Super Series Final
StarHub TV will discontinue the carriage of Goal TV 1 and Goal TV 2 (channels 218 and 219) with effect from 1 August 2010, 12am. This is due to limited commercial viability of the channels. Goal TV 1 and Goal TV 2 were offered as part of the StarHub TV Sports Group and comprised programming from selected European football club channels.
Key 'live' football content on StarHub's in-house channels - Football Channel, SuperSports and SuperSports Plus will not be affected by the cessation of Goal TV 1 and Goal TV 2. ‘Live’ football content available on Football Channel, SuperSports and SuperSports Plus include the Spanish League La Liga, German Bundesliga, Brazilian League, J-League, S.League, Copa Libertadores, European World Cup Qualifiers and South American World Cup Qualifiers and CONCACAF Championship League.
From 8 August 2010, StarHub TV Sports Group will comprise the following channels:
- SuperSports (Ch 202)
- SuperSports Plus (Ch 203)
- Eurosport (Ch 205)
- Racquet Channel (Ch 211)
- Golf Channel (Ch 213)
- Football Channel (Ch 222)
- Sports HD (Ch 255)
- WWE Series On Demand
- PGA Tour On Demand
All StarHub TV customers are also able to receive the following free sports channels:
- SuperSports Arena (Ch 201)
- Eurosportnews (Ch 206)
Since 1 June 2010, StarHub TV customers have been able to enjoy the Sports Group at $12.84 per month (previously $26.75).
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