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StarHub TV

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StarHub TV
Country Singapore
First air date
July 1991
Broadcast area
Singapore
Owner StarHub
Key people
Tan Tong Hai (CEO)
Official website
StarHub TV

StarHub TV is the sole cable television operator in Singapore (it was the sole pay-TV operator in the country until 2007 when mio TV, an IPTV service from its competitor, SingTel, was launched). A subsidiary of StarHub Limited, when StarHub acquired Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) in 2001, and now assumes ownership over the S$600 million broadband infrastructure built across the country by 1996.

The company offers cable television services via the cable network which has been in operation since 1991, but now under the name StarHub TV. It also provides this service via a wireless network, the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) system.

Company history

The history of cable TV in Singapore started in 1991 when the then Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) was licensed to establish a nationwide broadband cable network to provide pay-TV services. SCTV also had the unprecedented responsibility of delivering terrestrial free-to-air (FTA) channels to Singapore households via its cable points, free-of-charge to viewers.

In 1999, SCV completed the construction of its S$600 million network, and in recognition of its nationwide cabling effort, SCV was granted exclusivity in the provision of pay-TV services until 2002. As the nation developed, Singaporeans began to embrace pay-TV as an additional source of lifestyle entertainment, in addition to other entertainment sources such as cinemas, Internet and DVD/VCD purchase/rentals.

In 2002, StarHub completed its merger with Singapore Cable Vision which was renamed StarHub Cable Vision.[1][2]

On 2007, StarHub Cable Television was rebranded as StarHub TV.[3]

From February 2009, StarHub TV had converted to Digital, marking the end of analogue television in Singapore.

On 30 April 2010, StarHub TV made changes to all channel numbers accessed from its cable TV platform to enable easy recall for subscribers. They introduced the three-digit numbering system for its over 150 channels carried on its platform.

On 1 August 2010, StarHub TV will cease broadcasting the Barclays English Premier League for the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons as it did not procure the rights to do so. Its carriage of Goal TV 1, Goal TV 2, ESPN, STAR Sports and STAR Cricket will also cease at the same time. The ESS channels were unavailable on StarHub's platform for 3 years until in December 2012, it was announced that ESPN, STAR Sports and STAR Cricket will return to StarHub on 14 December on a non-exclusive basis.

Rediffusion Singapore was added in to StarHub TV in October 2010 as RediGold, the first FM channel to hit cable TV. But due to declining listenership, Rediffusion announced that it will cease transmission on 1 May 2012, and its channel on StarHub TV will also cease at the same time. It is expected to resume transmission in 2013.

On 31 May 2011, StarHub TV's Channel 101 made way for ScreenSingapore Channel from Preview Channel from 1–19 June 2011. Afterwards, the channel was returned to Preview Channel.

On 29 December 2011, JimJam and JET TV ceased broadcasting on StarHub TV. Playin' TV was ceased on 15 February 2012 as well.

On 1 October 2012, Cricket Extra and NEO Cricket ceased broadcasting on StarHub TV, leaving TEN Cricket as an a la carte channel for $32.10/mth until when STAR Cricket was added in.

On February 2012 and January 2013, StarHub launched two new channels, Channel 114 and Channel 873 respectively, however not meant for new channels or permanent basis. They are coincidentally right next to the two KBS World channels to inform subscribers about when the channels have their last-day free-to-air and which groups they will be in respectively. Channel 110, the former Sunsilk Academy Fantasia channel, is still unused after October 2012.

In February 2013, StarHub launched new packaging for the March brochure, but TTV World was not included. On 9 February 2013, TTV World ceased broadcasting on StarHub TV.

In mid-June 2013, MGM ceased transmission.

Channels

Name Package Starhub Go
&TV Manoranjan-Combo Yes
ANC TFC Pack No
ABS-CBN Sports and Action TFC Pack Yes
AXN HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
Adithya TV Sun TV Pack/Thangam Pack No
Animal Planet HD Basic Education Group Yes
Animax Asia Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
ANIPLUS HD Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
Arirang TV Freeview Channel No
Asia Travel HD Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
Asian Food Channel HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Asianet Movies Nidhi Pack No
Asianet Nidhi Pack No
Astro Warna Add On Channel No
Australia Plus Free-To-Air No
BBC Earth HD Basic Education Group Yes
BBC Entertainment Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
BBC First HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
BBC Lifestyle Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
BBC World News Basic News Group Yes
BabyFirst Basic Kids Group Yes
Bioskop Indonesia MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
Bloomberg Television Free Views No
Blue Ant Entertainment HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
Blue Ant Extreme HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Boomerang Basic Kids Group Yes
CBeebies Basic Kids Group Yes
CCTV News Basic News Group Yes
CCTV-4 Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
CCTV-9 Basic Education Group Yes
CNBC Asia Basic News Group No
CNN International Basic News Group Yes
CTI Asia Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
Cartoon Network Basic Kids Group HD Yes
Celestial Movies Celestial Movies Pack No
Celestial Classic Movies Celestial Movies Pack No
Channel V India STAR Hindi Music & Movies Pack No
Chinese Business Network Free Views Yes
Cinema One Global TFC Pack Yes
CinemaWorld HD CinemaWorld Pack Yes
Cinemax Add On Channel/Supreme Box Office Combo No
Colors Colors Pack/Manoranjan-Combo No
Comedy Central Basic Entertainment Group Yes
Crime & Investigation Network HD Basic Education Group Yes
DMAX Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
DW (Deutsch) Free-to-air No
Discovery Asia HD Basic Education Group Yes
Discovery Channel HD Basic Education Group Yes
Discovery Kids Basic Kids Group No
Discovery Science Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Disney Channel HD Basic Kids Group Yes
Disney Junior HD Basic Kids Group Yes
Disney XD HD Basic Kids Group Yes
DIVA HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
Dragon TV Freeview Channel Yes
DreamWorks Channel HD DreamWorks Channel Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo Yes
E City Basic Chinese Entertainment Group/Freeview Channel Yes
E! Entertainment Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Eurosport News Free-To-Air No
Eurosport Sports Pack Yes
EVE Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Fight Sports HD Sports Pack Yes
FX HD Basic Lifestyle Group No
Fyi HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Fashion One Add On Channel No
Food Network Asia HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Fox Action Movies HD Fox Movies Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
Fox HD Basic Education Group No
Fox Crime HD Basic Education Group No
Fox Family Movies HD Fox Movies Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
Fox Life HD Basic Education Group No
Fox Movies Fox Movies Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
Fox News Channel Basic News Group No
Fox Sports 2 HD Sports Pack Yes
Fox Sports 3 HD Sports Pack Yes
Fox Sports HD Sports Pack Yes
GEM Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
GMA Life TV GMA Pack Yes
GMA News TV International GMA Pack Yes
GMA Pinoy TV GMA Pack Yes
Gemini Movies Swagatam+ No
Gemini TV Swagatam+ No
H2 HD Basic Education Group Yes
HBO HD HBO PAK/Supreme Box Office Combo No
HBO Family HD HBO PAK/Supreme Box Office Combo No
HBO Hits HD HBO PAK/Supreme Box Office Combo No
HBO Signature HD HBO PAK/Supreme Box Office Combo No
HGTV Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
HLN Basic News Group Yes
History HD Basic Education Group Yes
HITS HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
iConcerts HD iConcerts Pack Yes
IDX MNC Indonesian Pack No
Insert MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
Jia Le Channel Basic Chinese Entertainment Group/Freeview Channel Yes
KBS World Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
Kalaignar TV Sun TV Pack/Thangam Pack Yes
Kiran Tv Nidhi Pack No
KIX KIX and Thrill Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
Life Inspired (HD) Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Life OK Manoranjan-Combo No
The Lifestyle Network TFC Pack Yes
Lifetime Channel Basic Entertainment Group HD Yes
MaxToon Free To Air Yes
MNC Channel MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
MNC Drama MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
MNC Infotainment MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
MTV Asia Basic Entertainment Group No
MTV Live HD Basic Entertainment Group No
NBA TV HD Sports Pack No
NDTV 24x7 NDTV Pack Yes
NDTV Good Times NDTV Pack Yes
NHK World Premium Add On Channel No
NHK World TV Freeview Channel No
Nat Geo People HD Basic Education Group Yes
Nat Geo Wild HD Basic Education Group No
National Grographic Channel HD Basic Education Group Yes
Nick Jr. Basic Kids Group Yes
Nickelodeon HD Basic Kids Group Yes
Now Baogu HD Now Baogu Pack No
Now Hairun Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
Now Jelli Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
ONE HD Basic Chinese Entertainment Group/Sensasi Pack Yes
Oh!K Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
Phoenix Chinese Channel HD Basic Chinese Infotainment Group No
Phoenix InfoNews Channel HD Basic Chinese Infotainment Group No
Rishtey Asia Colors Pack/Manoranjan-Combo No
RT Free To Air No
SAB TV SAB TV Pack Yes
Sensasi Sensasi Pack Yes
SETANTA Sports HD Sports Pack Yes
Shenzhou News Channel Basic Chinese Infotainment Group No
Showcase MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
Sky News HD Basic News Group No
Sony Channel Basic Entertainment Group Yes
Sony Entertainment Television Add On Channel/Manoranjan-Combo Yes
Sony Max Add On Channel No
Sports Illustrated TV HD Sports Pack Yes
STAR Chinese Channel Basic Chinese Entertainment Group No
STAR Chinese Movies HD STAR Chinese Movies Pack No
STAR Chinese Movies Legend STAR Chinese Movies Pack Yes
STAR Gold STAR Hindi Music & Movies Pack No
Star Plus Add On Channel/Manoranjan-Combo No
STAR Cricket Extra Cricket Pack Yes
STAR Cricket HD Cricket Pack Yes
STAR Vijay Add On Channel/ Thangam Pack No
Sun Music Sun TV Pack/Thangam Pack No
Sun TV Sun TV Pack/Thangam Pack No
Supersports 1 HD Sports Pack Yes
Supersports 2 HD Sports Pack Yes
Supersports 3 HD Sports Pack Yes
Supersports 4 HD Sports Pack Yes
SuperSports Arena Free-To-Air Yes
Surya TV Nidhi Pack No
TEN Cricket Cricket Pack Yes
TLC HD Basic Education Group Yes
truTV Basic Lifestyle Group No
TV5Monde Asie Add On Channel Yes
TVB Classic Basic Chinese Entertainment Group No
TVB Jade Asia HD Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
TVB Xing He Basic Chinese Entertainment Group No
TVB Basic Chinese Entertainment Group No
TVBS Asia Basic Chinese Infotainment Group No
TVBS-NEWS Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
tvN HD Basic Chinese Entertainment Group/Sensasi Pack No
The Filipino Channel TFC Pack Yes
Thrill KIX and Thrill Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
Toonami Basic Kids Group Yes
Travel Channel Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
Turner Classic Movies Basic Lifestyle Group No
V Thamizh Add On Channel/ Thangam Pack Yes
VV Drama Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
Vannathirai Add On Channel/ Thangam Pack Yes
WakuWaku Japan Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
Warner TV Asia HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
Zee Cinema Add On Channel Yes
Zee News Zee Pack/Manoranjan-Combo No
Zee TV Zee Pack/Manoranjan-Combo Yes
Zee TV HD Manoranjan-Combo No
Zee Tamizh Add On Channel/ Thangam Pack No
Zoomoo Basic Kids Group Yes

TV Anywhere

Starhub launched TV Anywhere currently consisting of 80 channels to allow viewing of channels on the go.[4]

Services & Features

  • Games on Playin'TV/FunZone (All set-top boxes)
  • Demand TV (HD Interactive, HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Smart TV (Program or Series Recording Features) (HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Free SurfLite 1000(Download: 1 Mbit/s Upload: 256kbit/s) (HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Digital Voice Service (HubStation + Integrated Access Device (IAD))
  • Chat/SMS (HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Program Start Over Controlling (HD Interactive, Hubstation and Hubstation HD)
  • Ability to subscribe channels via "Blue" button (HD Interactive, Hubstation and Hubstation HD)
  • KaraOK!: Channel 888 (HD Interactive, Hubstation and Hubstation HD)
  • Channel Finder via "*" Button

Models, Connection types and Prices (inc. of GST) of Set-top Boxes

Discontinued

  • Analogue [Model: IDPBB, CT-1900] - Obsolete, no longer supported by Starhub
  • Digital [Model: ABQ-1H57-SCV, DCI155HB, SCV-2110C] - Still supported
  • HubStation (DVR/Smart TV) [Model: DCI62SHB] - Still supported

Current

  • HD Interactive Set-top Box (HD) [Model: SCV-3800C, CISCO 4586DVB] - Main box w/GST: S$6.42/month, if used as additional box w/GST: S$14.98/month; Inputs: Component/Digital Audio (SPDIF)/HDMI
  • HubStation HD (HD DVR/Smart TV) [Model: DC182SHB] - Main box w/GST: $14.98/month, if used as additional box w/GST: S$23.54/month; Inputs: Component/Digital Audio (SPDIF)/HDMI

A complimentary 1Mbit/s Internet Connection is provided for HubStation/HubStation HD set-top boxes.

The first set-top boxes were produced by Jerrold Communications from 1995 to 1998; after the Jerrold name went out of use, and following its subsequent acquisition by Motorola, the subsequent set-top boxes were produced by Motorola from 1998 to 2004. During that period, a second design was introduced, which is also seen in the commercial announcing the end of analogue cable transmission on 30 June 2009. The Digital, HD, Hubstation & Hubstation HD set-top boxes were made by Advanced Digital Broadcast and Thomson SA.

Smart Card

The smart card that StarHub TV provides are the Nagravision ones. It is given to all digital based set-top boxes. The digital, HD, Hubstation and Hubstation HD set-top boxes all use the same type of card. It is black on the top showing the StarHub's logo and name, and at the back, the card is white and has a golden chip that stores the subscriber's information and channels they subscribe to and there is a message saying, "do not remove the smart card from the set top box's slot to avoid service disruption".

References

  1. ^ "StarHub and SCV Seal Merger Agreement". 
  2. ^ "Milestones". 
  3. ^ "StarHub Realigns and Rebrands TV and Video Content with the Launch of 'STARHUB TV'". 
  4. ^ http://www.starhub.com/content/corporate/newsroom/2012/09/starhub-expands-tv-anywhere-line-up-to-23-channels.html

Other websites

  • StarHub TV official website
  • StarHub TV Online Programme Guide
  • StarHub TV Channel Listing
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