21 April 2016

- Game of Thrones’ Season 6 to premiere concurrently with US

- Ramped up catalogue includes express titles from Asia, US and UK

- New intuitive features for an even more superior user experience 

Singapore, 21 April 2016 – Fans of Game of Thrones are in for a real treat! The brand new season of HBO’s Emmy® Award-winning drama series returns on 25 April—with a whole new season of duplicity and treachery, conquest and triumph—and Singaporean audiences can catch all that exciting action on StarHub Go, at the same time it debuts in the US. This is thanks to an enhancement on the online video streaming service which features an even bigger and more current catalogue. Viewers can expect exclusive content ranging from top Asian broadcasters such as TVB, CJ Media, and Sanlih Entertainment Television to Hollywood’s finest networks like DreamWorks, HBO and Sony. Sports fans will be thrilled with ‘live’ sporting action from top drawer properties including UEFA Champions League and National Basketball League.

To ensure a superior user experience, the latest version of StarHub Go also offers new, intuitive features such as a search function, making finding content a fuss-free affair. Based on users’ past viewing preferences, the recommendation feature will highlight related entertainment options to customers. Watching TV will also become more social—users can share and comment on their favourite programmes with friends on the social media platform.

“StarHub Go is a personal online video service where customers can catch first-run series such as Sherlock and Orphan Black, watch the brand new season of Game of Thrones concurrently with their US counterparts, or simply indulge in hours of the latest hit Korean drama on their preferred smart devices,” expressed Ms Lin Shu Fen, Head, Family Segment & HubLife, StarHub. “To make the viewing experience even more enjoyable, we go one step further to ensure that StarHub Mobile Postpaid customers will not be charged for data usage while streaming their favourite content on StarHub Go. We will continue to expand the catalogue on StarHub Go, so that customers can be assured of always catching the latest and most compelling content here.”

Supersized Catalogue

There are myriad channels that can now be accessed via two packs on StarHub Go: Go Select and Go Sports. At $9.901 per month (including GST), the Go Select Pack will offer unlimited, on demand, commercial-free viewing of the best in US and British productions, the latest and hottest Asian dramas and variety shows, as well as intriguing documentaries and engaging kids programming. In addition to the latest season of Game of Thrones, anyone with a Hub ID can watch all of the five earlier seasons at no cost from now till April 30. Drama aficionados will appreciate the latest original productions from BBC First, including the critically acclaimed adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, all three seasons of Sherlock, the one-episode special, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride as well as the latest season of  dramatic conspiracy series, Orphan Black—available within 24 hours after its original telecast.

Fans of Asian programming can catch TVB’s latest trial drama, My Dangerous Mafia Retirement Plan, concurrently with their Hong Kong counterparts on 25 April. The comedy drama sees popular silver screen actors Kent Cheng and Tommy Wong, making a comeback as a gang of old, retired triad bosses.  Meanwhile, popular Taiwanese artistes Aaron Yan and Joanne Tseng will delight fans in their latest idol drama Refresh Man, which will premiere on 23 April. Top-rated Chinese period dramas to catch include the currently showing Imperial Doctress and Nirvana in Fire, which will premiere on 16 May.  Alternatively, viewers can choose to kick back and relax with the latest Korean titles like Descendants of the Sun, Cheese in the Trap and Misaeng. Variety show junkies can look forward to top-grossing variety programmes from China and Taiwan such as If You Are The One, Mr Player, and Hot Door Night. For a touch of local delight, viewers can catch all StarHub’s original productions on StarHub Go, including Hear Me Sing, Singapore’s first online reality singing competition, which is currently underway.

The Go Sports Pack is perfect for sports fans to access top sporting ‘live’ action on the move. These include top drawer sports properties such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, La Liga, ATP World Tour, National Basketball Association and World Wrestling Entertainment on selected sports channels: beIN SPORTS HD, EuroSport, Setanta Sports as well as StarHub’s stable of self-packaged sports channels: SuperSports 1, SuperSports 2, SuperSports 3 and SuperSports 4. The Go Sports Pack is priced at an attractive $9.901 per month (including GST).

All StarHub  TV, Broadband and post-paid Mobile customers can enjoy the convenience of charging their StarHub Go Pack subscriptions to their existing monthly bills, while non-StarHub customers can pay for unlimited access with a 30-day StarHub Go pass via their credit cards. iOS users can now even subscribe to the Packs via the Apple App Store.  For a worry-free streaming experience, StarHub Mobile postpaid customers will not be charged for the use of their mobile data while consuming content on StarHub Go.

For more information, please visit www.starhubgo.com.

 1Promotional price for Go Sports Pack is valid until 31 December 2016