13 January 2012
StarHub to Launch Singapore's First HD News Channel
Sky News HD will be available on StarHub TV Channel 757
Singapore, 13 January 2012 – Sky News and StarHub TV announced plans to launch Singapore’s first High Definition (HD) news channel, Sky News HD. The channel will commence airing on StarHub TV Channel 757 on 17 January 2012, 6am.
Viewers will find Sky News HD on StarHub TV’s Channel 757. Here they will be able to access all the benefits of HD; live video feeds from developing stories, rich graphics that enhance Sky News coverage, and real-time text analysis from Sky News specialist correspondents during live speeches and events.
“We are proud to be the first in Singapore to debut a dedicated news channel in High Definition. As the country’s leading pay TV operator, we delight in exceeding our customers’ ever-increasing expectations for quality programming,” said Ms Sandie Lee, StarHub’s Vice President of Content. “To mark the occasion, we will be offering a free preview of the channel to our World News Basic Upsize Group customers until 30 June 2012.”
As part of a premium service, the new HD channel brings together Sky News’ world class journalism with sharp picture quality using a widescreen format to show more details about the key stories of the day. Sky News HD is supported by HD studios and field resources, while HD graphics create a striking on-air look to deliver a clear, crisp and compelling television experience for the Singaporean audience.
Mr John Ryley, Head of Sky News said, “Sky News HD has been a huge success and we are proud to be leading the way once more by launching Singapore’s first ever HD news channel. It is fantastic more and more viewers globally can experience the sharper picture and enhanced services Sky News HD provides.”
Ms Yvonne Tay, Vice President and Territory Head of FOX International Channels Singapore said, “FIC is a leader in the HD space in Singapore and we are proud to once again, set new benchmarks for the News channels with the launch of Sky News HD. We are pleased that Singaporeans will now be able to enjoy world-class news with better picture quality.”
Sky News HD’s addition to StarHub TV’s platform is available as part of Basic HD Upsize for just $8.56 (w/GST). World News Basic Upsize Group customers using HubStation HD, HD or HD Interactive set-top box can enjoy the free preview of Sky News HD till 30 June 2012. To subscribe, call 1630 or visit www.starhub.com/tv.