25 April 2018
First-time collaboration to deliver complete coverage of the competition in Singapore
Singapore, 25 April 2018 – Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp are collaborating for the first time to bring the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ to football fans in Singapore. All three broadcasters will offer complete FIFA World Cup™ coverage at the à la carte price of S$94.16 until 22 May and S$112.35 thereafter, unchanged from FIFA World Cup™ rates four years ago.
“Having brought the FIFA World Cup™ to viewers since 2010, we know how important the tournament is to Singaporeans. We are pleased this year to work with our broadcast partners to give all Singaporeans front row seats to the Cup,” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Singapore at Singtel. “Football is for everyone and we are excited to bring the drama and suspense of all 64 games to viewers via Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO and our CAST app.”
The 21st FIFA World Cup™ will take place in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. Matches will be played in 12 venues across 11 cities, including the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, which will stage both the opening match and final of the tournament.
“Football unites people and nothing proves this more than the FIFA World Cup™ which turns even casual onlookers into diehard superfans overnight,” said Mr Tan Tong Hai, CEO of StarHub. “With matchday one quickly approaching, we are happy to put public interest first and take to the field together with Singtel and Mediacorp to enable all of Singapore to enjoy the beautiful game."
The broadcasters will bring this sporting spectacle to televisions and mobile screens, ensuring viewers can watch the 32 competing nations anytime and anywhere. Iceland and Panama will make their FIFA World Cup™ debuts, while 20 countries including powerhouses Brazil, Argentina, Spain and defending champions Germany are returning from the 2014 tournament.
“Mediacorp is truly excited about bringing all the action and stories of the FIFA World Cup™ to Singapore audiences,” said Ms Tham Loke Kheng, CEO of Mediacorp. “We’re making all 64 matches available on Toggle through subscription and broadcasting nine key matches free on okto in our extensive coverage. We’re also producing special programmes for Singtel, StarHub and Mediacorp that capture the highlights and deliver insights and commentary about the games on football's greatest stage."
Packages for all 64 matches will be made available on Singtel TV, Singtel TV GO, CAST, StarHub TV, StarHub Go, Mediacorp’s Toggle. Singaporeans will also be able to enjoy nine key matches on free-to-air television this time, five more than in previous years.