01 October 2014

- The Indonesia Channel and MNC Infotainment to debut on StarHub TV in October-  

Singapore, 1 October 2014 – Audiences across Singapore can soon look forward to two new exciting Indonesian Channels, The Indonesia Channel (StarHub TV Channel 171) and MNC Infotainment (StarHub TV Channel 170), when they debut on StarHub TV on 2 October and 17 October respectively. The Indonesia Channel, (StarHub TV Channel 171), Indonesia’s first and only English-language entertainment channel, will be offered free-of-charge to all StarHub TV customers. Customers of the existing MNC Indonesian Pack and Impian Pack can enjoy MNC Infotainment, an entertainment and lifestyle channel at no additional cost.

The Indonesia Channel (StarHub TV Channel 171)

A FreeView channel on StarHub TV, The Indonesia Channel (TIC), is an English entertainment channel designed to inform and entertain 24/7. It caters to the international audience while reflecting an Asian perspective.

From its exciting slate of programming which comprises of global and original local productions, the channel will offer audiences in Singapore, a window into the world’s fourth most populous country with signature original programmes such as The Best of Bali, the ultimate insider’s guide to the best of the island that is never before seen in other shows; ASEAN Today, which reports on the top stories affecting the 10-member countries in the ASEAN Association along with regular features on travel, personalities and travel; and Passion for Fashion, a weekly programme that shines its spotlights on the country’s talented fashion designers, hot models, and high society events.

MNC Infotainment (StarHub TV Channel 170)

Jam-packed with celebrity news, entertainment nuggets and shows, fans can be assured that they will be kept up-to-date with their entertainment knowledge on MNC Infotainment. With the launch, MNC Infotainment will be the third channel from Indonesia’s leading network, PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk, to be carried on StarHub TV.  The two existing channels are MNC International and MNC Business.

Exciting upcoming programmes on MNC Infotainment that viewers can look forward to are: 100% Cucok, a reality dating programme in which a female participant will choose her soul mate among 50 male participants, based on their voices and talents without seeing their physical appearances; Serba 10, a celebrity-centric programme that focuses its discussions on Indonesia’s hottest artistes; and Syahrini Lost in Italy, a reality programme that tracks talented singer and actress Rini Fatimah Jaelani, also known as Syahrini, on her journey to Italy.

“We are excited to bring two top-notch Indonesian channels to our viewers in Singapore. The Indonesia Channel, available to all StarHub TV customers at no additional charge, brings a good mix of high-quality lifestyle and entertainment programming to the table. Its exciting lineup which offers round-the-clock news and the hottest entertainment coverage, will ensure that audiences across Singapore be kept up-to-date,” said Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Media Business Unit, StarHub.

“With MNC Infotainment, fans will be able to satisfy their appetites for the widest, most extensive entertainment news with its round-the-clock updates. They can also be assured of the quality content associated with the MNC brand as we are already offering two existing MNC channels – MNC Business and MNC International on StarHub TV,” added Ms Lee.

 “We have some cool programmes that viewers anywhere in the world will find entertaining," said Mr Dalton Tanonaka, CEO of The Indonesia Channel.  "We are very excited to make our debut in Singapore on StarHub, because we believe its viewers will enjoy our trendy mix of entertainment, news and information."

Ms. Nana Putra, Managing Director of MNC Media Group said, “After many years of cooperation with StarHub for distributing our channels (MNC International and MNC Business), MNC is delighted to launch another channel on StarHub’s platform - MNC Infotainment. We believe this channel will be a big hit among the Indonesian and Malay speaking community in Singapore as it showcases the best infotainment programme in Indonesia.”

As The Indonesia Channel will be added to the Basic Tier, all StarHub TV customers can catch it at no additional cost. To allow customers to sample MNC Infotainment, there will be a complimentary viewing of the channel from 9am on 17 October to 12pm on 31 October. Thereafter, customers can continue to view MNC Infotainment when they subscribe to the MNC Indonesian Pack, priced at a monthly subscription fee of $8.56 (including GST) or through the Impian Pack which costs $16.90 (including GST).

The MNC Indonesian Pack also includes MNC Business (Ch 121) and MNC International (Ch 122). Impian Pack comprises Channel M (Ch 824), Dunia Sinema On Demand (Ch 120), KBS World HD (Ch 115), MNC Business (Ch 121), MNC Infotainment (Ch 170), MNC International (Ch 122), ONE (Malay) (Ch 124), ONE (English) (Ch  820), ONE HD (Ch 823), and Sensasi (Ch 123). For more information, please visit www.starhub.com/tv.