09 March 2020
#HelloChange: StarHub Bolsters Malay Entertainment Offering with Three New Indonesian Channels
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Singapore, 9 March 2020 – Fresh off the launch of Singapore’s first dedicated tennis channel, beIN SPORTS 2, StarHub is continuing the momentum by being the first to debut three brand new Indonesian channels in Singapore – Citra Entertainment, Karisma and Pawagam Indonesia. Going live on 12 March 2020, 9am, all existing Malay Entertainment Pass and Idaman Pack customers will have access to these three premium channels, in high-definition, at no additional cost.
Citra Entertainment, Karisma and Pawagam Indonesia join recently launched beIN SPORTS 2, NBA TV and Kalaignar TV in a line-up of over 40 unique channels only available on StarHub. With 200 world-class channels and leading content partners, StarHub customers can enjoy non-stop supply of the best entertainment programmes around the globe. Subscription to a StarHub Entertainment Pass also comes with the unrivalled flexibility to switch between passes, customers subscribed to other passes can simply switch to the Malay Entertainment Pass to have a taste of the exceptional array of Malay and Indonesian titles available.
“We are excited to be the first to launch these three channels in Singapore, offering our customers quality Indonesian programmes across different genres,” said Yann Courqueux, Vice President of Home Product, StarHub. “To deliver a better entertainment experience for our customers, we constantly refresh our content line-up to include what’s best in the market. Every month, we are adding over 20,000 hours of fresh content accessible from all screens, at any time. The Indonesian channels feature award-winning titles with stellar ratings, which we are confident, will be a hit with our customers.”
“We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with StarHub, offering the Singapore audience even greater access to our programmes through the three newly launched channels,” commented Hendy Lim, IEG’s Vice President of Content Business. “StarHub customers are no strangers to our content, with the regular broadcast on Hub Sensasi. We thank them for their support and look forward to bringing an even greater variety of popular Indonesian titles to Singapore.”
The three channels are specially curated and belong to the Indonesia Entertainment Group (IEG), a leading Indonesian content provider with proven success of releasing top Indonesian programming and channels. IEG is also part of the Surya Citra Media Group, home to SCTV and Indosiar, the two consistently highest rated TV channels in Indonesia.
Citra Entertainment is an Indonesian general entertainment channel featuring drama series, reality programmes, variety, music shows and more. Enjoying top ratings in Indonesia, the channel will have 50 hours of fresh content added every month. One programme to look out for is Golden Memories 1, the first ever music talent contest in Indonesia, in search of the contestant who can belt out the best rendition of classic songs.
Karisma will be making its world debut on StarHub Entertainment; the channel is home to top-rated and specially curated dramas and telemovies, with six hours of new content every day. Featuring popular titles like Love In Paris and Pangeran, Karisma is bound to be popular among Indonesian entertainment fanatics.
Pawagam Indonesia is a dedicated subscription video on demand (SVOD) channel for Indonesia telemovies; the channel boasts a catalogue of over 100 titles at any one point. With no fixed schedule of broadcast, customers have the freedom to watch at their own time and pace, selecting their favourite titles from the multiple genres available. Customers can also look forward to movies starring famous actors like Dude Harlino, Natasha Wilona, Alyssa Soebandono, Verrel Bramasta and many more.
A free preview of Citra Entertainment and Karisma is available from 12 March 2020, 9am to 31 March 2020, 12pm.
Pricing and packaging
New customers can sign up for the Malay Entertainment Pass at $29.90 per month with 24-month contract. The pass includes 16 Malay, Indonesian and Korean channels and StarHub Go subscription, allowing customers to watch on the go, anytime, anywhere. Existing StarHub Entertainment customers can also purchase an additional entertainment pass at $17.90 per month.
Customers with three basic groups subscription can simply add on the Idaman Pack for $19.90 per month, with a 12-month contract.
Upcoming programme highlights
Golden Memories 1 (Available on Citra Entertainment, Monday to Sunday, 11:15pm)
Contestants perform oldies tunes, evoking feelings of nostalgia which bring viewers on a journey back in time. Golden Memories 1 is the first ever talent search in Indonesia looking to crown the king or queen of classics.
Sisi Kehidupan (Available on Citra Entertainment, Monday to Friday, 8pm)
A series of thought-provoking movies with important life lessons to be learned. What is the best way we should behave as humans?
Love In Paris (Available on Karisma, Monday to Sunday, 9:40pm)
Photographer Yasmin flew to Paris at the invitation of the Cultural Center for a photography exhibition. In a sudden turn of events, two hoodlums appeared and snatched Yasmin’s camera. Luckily Reno lends a helping hand and the two quickly become friends with love awaiting to blossom.
Pangeran (Available on Karisma, Monday to Sunday, 5pm)
At boarding school, rebellious Pangeran entered a forbidden forest while out on task. To his surprise, Maung Bodas was in waiting and bestowed upon him a tiger-shaped necklace for protection. Panegran learns to a better man while battling Mahesa, an enemy of his ancestors.
Sheyengku Cuma Sama Miss Gincu (Available on Pawagam Indonesia)
The first time Rani met Kevin was when she crashed into his car and had to cough out a compensation of $5 million. Fired from her job, she starts anew as a salesperson in a mall owned by Kevin. Will sparks fly between the two? Or will the gap in social status be too much to overcome?
Cewek Matre Kasmaran (Available on Pawagam Indonesia)
Matre Kasmaran tells the story of Michelle, a gold digger on the lookout for rich men. After meeting Angga, who is richer than her current boyfriend, she begins to approach him. As time goes by, Angga develops feelings for Michelle but remains hesitant in mind of her materialistic goals.