22 May 2014

Catch even more first-run exclusive hit titles with shorter windows on two new HD channels

On-demand and StarHub TV Anywhere options to launch in 3Q2014

Singapore, 22 May 2014 – Entertainment fans and adrenaline junkies can look forward to fresher first-run exclusive hit titles with shorter windows on two new high definition (HD) channels, as StarHub TV and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network bring in RTL CBS Entertainment HD (StarHub TV Channel 509) and RTL CBS Extreme HD (StarHub TV Channel 428) on 26 May 2014. To give customers a taste of the channels, a free preview will be held from launch to 31 July 2014.

In addition, on-demand and StarHub TV Anywhere options are scheduled to be launched in the third quarter of 2014, truly giving StarHub TV customers the added flexibility of watching the channels anytime, anywhere. The on-demand channels will allow viewers to catch up on their favourite programmes at their own convenience while customers can watch the channels on their laptops, smartphones and tablets on StarHub TV Anywhere.

RTL CBS Entertainment HD is an exciting general entertainment channel which promises exclusive new seasons of top-rated international titles. Upcoming highlights include the Emmy Award and Golden Globe Awards-winning House of Cards (Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright), The Millers (Will Arnett, Jayma Mays), Elementary (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu), Under the Dome (Dean Norris, Rachelle Lefevre), All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, America’s Got Talent, Entertainment Tonight and the Late Show with David Letterman.

A brand new male-skewed action entertainment channel, RTL CBS Extreme HD is the destination for extreme and action packed content such as Cosentino International Magician of the Year 2013; , Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Criss Angel: BeLIEve, Red Bull Air Race World Championship, Cliptomaniacs and everyone’s favourites Fear Factor, Hawaii 5-0 and NCIS:  Los Angeles.

“We are confident that RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD will provide endless hours of engaging entertainment for our customers. We are always looking to work with like-minded partners to provide customers not just first class content, but first class content at broadcast times as close to original telecasts as possible,” said Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Media Business Unit, StarHub. “On top of that, we want to provide added value to customers so they can view the content at their convenience. Hence, we are committed to launching the channels on StarHub TV Anywhere as well as the on-demand versions of the channels on StarHub TV in the coming months.”

“We are delighted to bring RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD to a wider audience through StarHub,” says Jonas Engwall, Chief Executive Officer, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network. “With StarHub's reach, more Singapore viewers will now be able to watch the outstanding programmes on our channels.  Singapore is an important market where viewers demand high quality content and we're very happy to now have full coverage in the country.”

RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD will be available on the Entertainment Basic HD Upsize and Lifestyle Basic HD Upsize respectively. StarHub TV Basic HD Upsize subscribers will be able to enjoy the new HD channels at no additional charge, depending on their Basic Tier subscription. Customers who wish to view the channels can sign up for the HD Upsize for a monthly subscription of $8.56 (w/GST) on top of the respective Basic Tiers.

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