28 May 2013
StarHub and A+E Networks First in Singapore to Launch Lifetime® and H2®
- Year-long free preview of Lifetime®, top U.S. channel for women -
- HISTORY TM, HISTORY™ HD , bio., C&I and Lifetime® HD available on multiple screens via TV Anywhere-
Singapore, 28 May 2013 – StarHub TV and A+E Networks will commemorate six years of partnership with the Singapore premiere of top U.S. channel for women, Lifetime® (StarHub TV Ch 514), and a brand new education channel, H2® (StarHub TV Ch 402) on 14 June 2013. Customers can look forward to crystal-clear high-definition on Lifetime® HD (StarHub TV Ch 561) and H2® HD (StarHub TV Ch 456).
For increased viewing flexibility, Lifetime® HD (StarHub TV Ch 561) and four existing A+E Networks’ channels - HISTORYTM (StarHub TV Channel 401), HISTORY™ HD (StarHub TV Channel 455), The Biography Channel (bio.) (StarHub TV Channel 404) and Crime & Investigation Network (C&I) (StarHub TV Channel 403) will be available on TV Anywhere, StarHub’s multi-screen service. Lifetime® HD will be the first general entertainment channel for women offered on TV Anywhere.
Lifetime® /Lifetime® HD: top U.S. channel for women arrives in Singapore
A female-focused network that offers the highest-quality programming that are contemporary, bold, vibrant and relevant, Lifetime® has a heritage of high-profile and celebrated programmes that attract some of the top talents in Hollywood. The network brings viewers a diversified selection of critically-acclaimed original movies, dramas and reality series.
For the Asia launch, Lifetime® premieres include Liz & Dick, starring Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler; Ring of Fire, with singer/songwriter Jewel; Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story, starring Eric McCormack; and Sworn to Silence, featuring Neve Campbell.
Acclaimed dramas The Client List, starring and executive produced by Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Unforgettable, featuring Poppy Montgomery and former “Nip/ Tuck” star Dylan Walsh, also make their Asia premieres on the network. Lifetime’s reality offering includes the first and exclusive premiere of hit competitive cooking series MasterChef Australia (S4), and Dance Moms, a top-performing franchise that has inspired water-cooler talk across the U.S.
“Together with A+E Networks, we are excited to be the first in Singapore to bring Lifetime® and H2® to viewers’ screens," said Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Media Business Unit, StarHub. “Both channels represent quality additions to our line-up and will excite fans of Entertainment and Education content. In addition, by securing the broadcast rights for delivery over multiple platforms, we are affirming our commitment to provide customers with a best-in-class viewing experience, anytime, anywhere.”
“Lifetime offers a new destination for female-focused entertainment that still offers a co-viewing experience,” says Michele Schofield, Senior Vice President, Programming and Marketing, Asia Pacific, A+E Networks. “While knowledge-lovers can expect a deeper factual experience on H2.”
H2® /H2® HD: More 2 History
H2 digs deeper into the stories and events of History, providing audiences with more to explore, more to reveal and more to know. H2 presents information in innovative ways, while offering viewers a deeper connection to the world around them, covering military, ancient, modern and natural history, as well as science and technology.
Through its compelling mix of exclusive programming and original H2 commissions, the channel will cater to the upscale audience, the passionate military history fan, and knowledge seekers who want to know more. Series include Mankind Decoded, How Sex Changed the World, America’s Secret Slang and Stealing Lincoln’s Body.
Coming to TV screens on 14 June, 6pm, Lifetime® and Lifetime® HD will be available to all StarHub TV subscribers on a year-long free preview. As such, Anytime TV customers (a complimentary TV Plan for StarHub home broadband customers) will be able to access both Lifetime® and Lifetime® HD at no additional cost during this period. Thereafter, the channels will be on the Entertainment Basic Group and Entertainment HD Basic Group respectively, at no additional charge.
H2® and H2® HD will be added to the Education Basic Upsize Group and Education HD Basic Upsize Group respectively, at no additional charge. A two-week free preview of the two channels will be held from launch on 14 June, 9am to 1 July, 9am.
The five channels, HISTORYTM, HISTORYTM HD, bio., Crime & Investigation Network, and Lifetime® HD will be available on TV Anywhere, StarHub’s multi-screen service via starhubtvanywhere.com. TV Anywhere is a multi-screen solution which allows StarHub TV customers to watch their favourite TV channels on their subscription plan on their personal devices such as PCs, Macs, iPads or tablets.
For more information, please visit www.starhub.com/tv.