31 October 2012

Five new On-Demand channels to be launched on 9 November

KBS World HD to be launched on 1 November

Singapore, 31 October 2012 – This November, StarHub TV will be giving customers more control over their TV viewing with a bumper crop of six new channels, including five On-Demand channels.

To be launched on 9 November 2012, 9am, the five new On-Demand channels are National Geographic Play (StarHub TV Ch 410), STAR World Play (StarHub TV Ch 502), FOXCRIME Play (StarHub TV Ch 504), FOX Play (StarHub TV Ch 506), and FX Play (StarHub TV Ch 508). Each On-Demand channel will be assigned a channel number after its linear version. As a result, FX (an existing channel) will be renumbered StarHub TV Ch 507.

In addition, KBS World HD (StarHub TV Ch 875), a High Definition simulcast of KBS World, will be launched on 1 November 2012, 9am, bringing the number of HD channels on StarHub TV to 29 in total. KBS World HD will be available to all StarHub TV customers on free preview until 31 December 2012.

“We are always looking to broaden our viewers’ entertainment options through our offerings. The introduction of these five On-Demand channels will empower our customers to dictate their viewing schedules while the addition of KBS World HD offers viewers an additional option to catch their favourite Korean entertainment programming in crystal-clear picture clarity,” said Ms Iris Wee, Vice President of Home Solutions & Content, StarHub.

Five new On-Demand channels

The five On-Demand channels will allow viewers to catch their favourite education and entertainment content at their convenience. National Geographic Play will feature the best of National Geographic Channel’s signature edutainment programming from the previous month. Notable highlights include episodes of Mega Breakdown and Monster Fish of The Congo.

In addition, popular general entertainment channels STAR World Play, FOXCRIME Play, FOX Play and FX Play will each showcase selected highlights from their respective linear channels. These include selected episodes of Hell's Kitchen S10 on FOX Play, Dirt S2 on FX Play, 1000 Ways to Die S3 on FOXCRIME and Jane By Design on STAR World Play.

StarHub TV subscribers who currently receive National Geographic Channel, STAR World, FOXCRIME, FOX and/or FX will be able to enjoy the respective On-Demand channels for free. Viewers will require a HubStation, HubStation HD or HD Interactive set-top box to access the On-Demand channels.

KBS World HD

Boasting stunning HD picture quality, sharpness, vibrant colours and crisp contrast, KBS World HD will present fans of the Korean entertainment scene with hours of Korean dramas, variety shows and documentaries in a light that viewers have never seen before.

The channel is a 24-hour family entertainment channel provided by KBS, the flagship public service broadcaster in Korea.

Chinese Entertainment Basic Upsize subscribers will be able to enjoy KBS World HD by upgrading to the Basic HD Upsize group for an additional $8.56 (with GST) per month. A HubStation HD, HD Interactive or HD set-top box is required to view the channel.

Customers can subscribe by calling 1630.

For more information on StarHub TV, please visit www.starhub.com/tv.