08 August 2019

Goodbye old school TV, hello value and simplicity with StarHub Entertainment Passes

Singapore, 7 August 2019 – Rugby fans rejoice – catch the pinnacle of rugby action with StarHub’s full coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2019, which begins on 20 September 2019.

Without paying a single cent more, all StarHub Sports Pass and Sports Group subscribers will be able to enjoy the top-tier tournament at home or on the go via the StarHub Go streaming app or www.starhubgo.com.

With a single subscription to the Sports Pass, customers will have unrivalled access to the Rugby World Cup 2019, as well as unique sporting action across 13 dedicated sports channels, such as the BWF World Championships, FIBA Basketball World Cup, ITTF World Tour Grand Finals and more. The new StarHub Entertainment passes promises customers the best value for money, world-class programmes and the flexibility to switch between sports and six other passes.

“By delivering an extensive coverage of the top sporting events from around the world, we want to cement StarHub’s position as the go-to destination for all sports-related programming,” said Mr Yann Courqueux, Vice President, Home Product, StarHub. “The Rugby World Cup 2019 is a testament of our commitment to customers; we are pulling out all the stops to deliver the programmes our customers love, to give better value with no change in prices. Held in Japan and closer to home, the ideal broadcast schedule sets the stage for growing local interest and we want all fans to enjoy the game, with no frills.”

All 48 matches of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will be broadcast on beIN SPORTS RUGBY channel, on StarHub. The channel goes on-air on 6 September 2019; leading up to the actual play-offs, fans can look forward to non-stop, 24/7 rugby programming featuring the iconic tries, favourite tackles from the past Rugby World Cup.

Taking place every four years, the Rugby World Cup is a premier competition featuring top international teams competing for a chance to bring home the Webb Ellis Cup. The ninth edition, the Rugby World Cup 2019 marks the first time the tournament is held in Asia, and outside the traditional heartland of the rugby union. With 20 teams vying for the crown, keep a close watch this World Cup as the New Zealand All Blacks look to continue their reign to win three titles in a row; or will world number two Ireland rise to the challenge and foil their streak? Match coverage kicks off on 20 September 2019 with host country Japan facing Russia on beIN SPORTS RUGBY channel.

StarHub Sports Entertainment Pass – The Gateway to Top Sporting Action

With 13 dedicated sports channels, the Sports Entertainment Pass offers unparalleled coverage of the biggest sporting events around the world. Upcoming international tournaments, only available on StarHub, include the BWF World Championships, BWF World Tour events, FIBA Basketball World Cup; ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, ATP Finals, Davis Cup, Fed Cup and more. In addition, experience exhilarating European football with the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Bundesliga, EFL Carabao Cup, English Football League Championship; hard hitting aces from the US Open, the last tennis Grand Slam of the year; adrenaline pumping drives from Formula One and more cricket action to come with The Ashes and India Tour of West Indies.

Price and packaging details

New customers can sign up for the Sports Entertainment Pass at $29.90, with 24-months contract, to catch the full coverage of the Rugby World Cup 2019 and other top sporting events. Existing customers with three basic groups can simply subscribe to the Sports Group at $21.40 per month, with no contract, to join in on all the action. A standalone OTT pack is available for customers who prefer watching the Rugby World Cup 2019 on their mobile devices; from 8 August to 31 August, enjoy an early bird discount from $68.90 (u.p.$78.90). All StarHub Mobile postpaid customers can stream unlimited content on StarHub Go without incurring any local data charges.

To top it off, from 8 August to 20 September, customers who sign up for the Sports Entertainment Pass or Sports Group can stand a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip worth USD 10,000 (SGD 13,800) for two, to catch the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, sponsored by beIN SPORTS.