25 April 2020
Singapore, 25 April 2020 – With the extension of the circuit breaker period, StarHub is stepping up to do more for its customers by enhancing its free preview with additional channels, and extending access till 2 June, 12pm. The enhanced free preview will now feature a line-up of 39 top-tiered channels from an eclectic mix of content genres globally, tailored to entertain all in the family.
“These are challenging times and we understand that prolonged staying at home all day can be arduous. We have received uplifting feedback from customers thanking us and enjoying our free preview. Aligned with the government’s call for everyone to unite and fight this pandemic as one, we at StarHub want to use what we do best, to support our community and bring on the smiles with our suite of entertainment channels,” said Johan Buse, Chief of Consumer Business Group, StarHub. “Besides extending the duration of our free preview by an extra month, we are offering more exciting options with a wider smorgasbord of interesting programs for our customers. We hope our contribution can offer some comfort, laughter, warmth and support, as we ride out this storm as one nation.”
Starting from today, all StarHub customers will be able to enjoy a free preview of up to 39 world-class channels from live news, world-class documentaries, Asian dramas, animated series and Tamil hits. This line-up includes world acclaimed and highly popular content such as BBC World News, BBC Lifestyle, CuriosityStream, CNN, Hub E City, Hub Sensasi, Oh!K, Sun TV, Warner TV and more. Seven brand new channels including HITS Movies, Blue Ant Entertainment and CNBC have also been added to entertain StarHub customers.
With the June holidays pushed forward and just around the corner, StarHub has also specially curated a list of six leading Kids channels in the free preview, to tickle the imagination of its young customers. Come onboard an action-packed adventure with the Go Jetters on CBeebies; party on with the Trolls on DreamWorks; and journey under the sea with Spongebob Squarepants on Nickelodeon!
All StarHub customers can access the free preview through StarHub Go, anywhere, on any device; the seven additional channels will be added to StarHub Go on Monday, 27 April 2020. Existing StarHub Entertainment customers can also access the free preview through their set-top boxes. StarHub Mobile postpaid customers can also enjoy data-free streaming on StarHub Go.
To meet the growing appetite for more content, StarHub has also inked deals with major Hollywood studios to bring the latest movie releases and classical favourites to its customers, through video-on-demand. Customers can look forward to productions from Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures, The Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Studios and Warner Bros, all accessible through the ‘VOD’ button on their remote control.
StarHub stands firmly in solidarity with our community in Singapore. As part of its StarHub Cares initiative, the company has to date raised close to $1M to fund community help measures to cushion the impact of COVID-19. Collaborating with the Community Chest, Care Corner Singapore, Housing and Development Board, Ministry of Education and HealthServe, StarHub has provided financial and connectivity support for healthcare staff, lower-income households, lower-income seniors in rental flats, students on home-based learning, businesses and migrant workers in dormitories.