28 March 2016
StarHub Comes Onboard as Official Broadcaster of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens
‘Live’ match coverage on TVs, tablets and smartphones
Sevens rugby legend Waisale Serevi to conduct rugby clinic in April
Singapore, 28 March 2016 – StarHub today announced its appointment as the Official Broadcaster of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens. As part of the four-year partnership, StarHub will broadcast the Singapore Sevens ‘live’ on Singapore’s only free sports channel, SuperSports Arena (StarHub TV Channel 112/205; and 76.25MHz for non-StarHub TV customers). All other legs of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will be broadcast on StarHub’s in-house SuperSports channels. The channels can be accessed on multiple devices including TVs, laptops, tablets and phones.
Rugby fans will be able to keep up with the latest World Rugby Sevens news through StarHub’s daily sports news show SuperSports360, which is broadcast on SuperSports Arena. On-air trailers will also be shown across the various channels on StarHub’s pay TV network to further spread awareness of the Series.
“This is the first time that the World Rugby Sevens will be played in the Singapore Sports Hub and we are excited to bring it to the growing number of rugby fans here," enthused Mr Howie Lau, Chief Marketing Officer, StarHub. "As a committed partner of Rugby Singapore, it is our mission to make the game more accessible to all Singaporeans. Whether they choose to soak up the atmosphere in the stadium using our StarHub customer discount or watch it “live” on our free SuperSports Arena channel, rugby fans will be treated to a good show filled with world class rugby action of the highest order.”
“With StarHub showing the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens ‘live’, now all of Singapore can share in the excitement of a global rugby event happening on our doorstep,” said Mr Low Teo Ping, Chairman of Rugby Singapore Pte Ltd. “It’s great that StarHub is also doing their part to drive more fans to the Stadium and to promote rugby to our youths by inviting a legendary Sevens player to Singapore.”
Under the agreement, StarHub customers will enjoy a discount of 15% when they purchase tickets to the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens.
StarHub will also be teaming up with FOX Sports to bring in sevens rugby legend Waisale Serevi to conduct a clinic for youths. Widely regarded as the greatest ever sevens player, Serevi is a World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee, a two-time Rugby World Cup Sevens winner and coached Fiji to victory in the 2005-06 World Sevens Series. The clinic will be held in the week of the Singapore Sevens with more details to be revealed soon.
“Growing the game takes teamwork and we are delighted to join hands with like-minded partners such as Rugby Singapore and FOX Sports. Special players like Waisale Serevi do not come around often and we are certain that his wealth of experience will inspire the next generation of Singapore rugby players to reach greater heights,” added Mr Lau.
“We are glad to be able to bring to the community an event that aims to inspire both rugby fans and non-fans alike. Rugby has great values to impart, and we at FOX Sports are delighted to have a legend, such as Serevi, to work with us to spread these values. Team work is a key value, and we are proud to be working with StarHub to develop this into a sustainable effort year on year, in conjunction with the HSBC World Rugby Series,” noted Ms Fion Yeo, General Manager, FOX Networks Group Singapore.
StarHub’s coverage of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series begins with the Hong Kong leg on 8-10 April 2016.