29 April 2010

Free 15-day preview of Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand

Cast of popular Taiwanese drama <娘家> in town to meet and greet fans

50% off Ruyi Hokkien On Demand subscription for three months for new sign-ups in May

Singapore, 29 April 2010 – Mother’s Day is a special day to acknowledge mothers’ unconditional love, support and contribution to the family. This year, StarHub has lined up a special gift which promises to bring an enjoyable experience to all mothers and their families! 

To celebrate Mother’s Day, StarHub is offering a free preview of Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand from 7 May to 21 May 2010. Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand showcases the best and latest Hokkien dramas, variety and music programmes from Taiwan, in the original Hokkien language.

During this preview period, viewers can enjoy the first five episodes of three selected dramas and the first three episodes of eight selected variety and infotainment titles.  Programme highlights include blockbuster dramas such as <夜市人生> (Night Market Life), <神机妙算刘伯温> (Liu Bo Wen), <娘家> (A Place Called Home), infotainment programmes like <草地状元> (Taiwan’s Outstanding People), <欧吉桑游台湾> (Travelling Around Taiwan), <台湾尚青> (The Greenest Formosa) and <宝岛渔很大> (Fun Fishing).

Viewers can also look forward to the variety show <猪哥会社> (Zhu Ge’s Return), which set a record for its high ratings during its run in Taiwan. <猪哥会社> marked iconic host 猪哥亮 (Zhu Ge Liang)’s first show in many years since his return to the Hokkien entertainment industry, and engages viewers with a series of singing performances and special guests appearing in each episode.

The free preview is open to all StarHub TV customers using a HubStation or HubStation HD (High Definition) set-top box. To enjoy the preview, customers simply need to press Channel 852 and select “Free Preview”. Thereafter, they can select the complimentary programme of their choice.

"As a leading Asian content provider, StarHub celebrates Mother’s Day with our customers by offering the most up-to-date and premium Hokkien content on Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand. Mothers deserve and need recognition. StarHub is committed to providing choice entertainment and the ultimate viewing experience for mothers and their families by offering a 15-day free channel preview and 50% subscription discount for the first three months for sign-ups in May," said Ms Ong Bee Lian, StarHub’s Vice President of Home Solutions.

Viewers who are fans of the popular drama <娘家> (A Place Called Home), which received top ratings during its premiere run in Taiwan, will have double cause for joy as members of the cast such as 唐美雲 (Tang Mei Yun), 方馨 (Fang Xin) and 宋逸民 (Song Yi Min) will be in town to join in its Mothers’ Day celebratory activities. StarHub has arranged for the artistes to meet and greet their fans at roadshows to be held at Tiong Bahru Plaza at 4pm on 8 May and at 1pm on 9 May.

In addition to the free preview of Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand, StarHub has other goodies in store to delight its customers. StarHub TV customers who subscribe to Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand in May will enjoy a 50 percent discount on the monthly $6.42 (with GST) subscription fee for the first three months.