StarHub TV+ service and set-top box launchedThursday, September 10th, 2020
Reimagine entertainment with the new StarHub TV+
- Experience streaming services, apps and TV shows, all in one place
SINGAPORE — StarHub today announced a bold and sweeping transformation of its entertainment offering, consolidating pricing and plans across Fibre TV and streaming platforms, and unlocking flexibility for customers. Available now, the new StarHub TV+ is an all-in-one simplified offering giving customers favourite streaming services, apps and TV programmes through a single platform. All new and existing StarHub customers can sign up for the new StarHub TV+.
Enjoying programmes on the newly upgraded StarHub TV+ is now a breeze; no cumbersome set-up required. Customers can watch all their favourite programmes, live sporting action and more anytime, anywhere via the StarHub TV+ mobile application or www.starhubtvplus.com. Customers who prefer a big-screen experience can simply top up for a plug-and-play StarHub TV+ Box or cast directly from their devices to their TV sets with Chromecast.
“The new StarHub TV+ proposition continues the brisk momentum of our #HelloChange TV transformation journey to deliver greater simplicity, accessibility, rich content and an improved user experience. We are empowering customers to have access to StarHub’s entire suite of content across any devices, through one simplified offer,” said Johan Buse, Chief of Consumer Business Group, StarHub. “Currently, the market is filled with content players. We have heard what our customers want and prefer. StarHub is here to bring you the ease of one single subscription to access a plethora of programmes from different players, at our customers’ finger tips. It’s no longer about choosing which channel or app, but enjoying a myriad of content ranging from live TV channels, live sporting action, VOD content and OTT through a single unified service. Progressively, our customers can also look forward to more 3rd party streaming apps being included and integrated with our platform, as we move forward with digital acceleration and adoption.”
StarHub TV+ Passes
With live TV channels, VOD content and streaming apps all in one place, customers can better personalise their entertainment experience based on their viewing needs. By subscribing to any StarHub TV+ pass, customers will first gain access to StarHub’s full content offering and then enjoy the freedom to customise and enhance their entertainment experience with other add-on packs and streaming apps.
Available as a contract-free option, StarHub TV+ subscription starts with six Passes – Entertainment+, Asian+, Sports+, Malay+, Indian+ and Filipino+. These six Passes are the simplified and streamlined offering of StarHub’s repertoire of programmes from world-class content partners. Entertainment is anywhere with StarHub, these passes are readily accessible on any device and support undisrupted continuation across devices – customers can switch between devices and continue instantly from where they have left off.
Customers can also freely add on other viewing options which includes third-party apps like TVBAnywhere+ (Premium), to complement their viewing preferences. Flexibility is also guaranteed, with the option to switch between Passes.
StarHub TV+ Box
Running on the latest Operator Tier version of Android TV 10, the plug-and-play StarHub TV+ Box is the best fit for big screen viewing and is compatible with any wireless broadband connection. The box delivers a customised user interface with enhanced and smart search recommendations, delivering our customers’ favourite programmes directly to them.
With Netflix integrated, customers can seamlessly switch between StarHub TV+ and your favourite Netflix shows and movies using the dedicated Netflix button on the remote. That’s not all, other integrated apps include BBC Player, HBO GO and TVB Anywhere+, offering customers a seamless and convenient one-screen-for-all viewing experience.
Available across all StarHub TV+ platforms, a key feature to be launched is Time Shift TV. Unique to StarHub TV+, Time Shift TV allows users to go back in time, up to 24 hours to catch the programmes they may have missed. This applies even to programmes which are currently airing, simply press Start Over and not miss out on your favourite programmes again.
Other features available on the StarHub TV+ box include the support of Ultra HD content (4K), Chromecast built-in and access to the Google Play store, so customers can download more of their favourite apps and games.
New content on StarHub TV+
Besides the introduction of a new entertainment proposition for customers, StarHub also announced the addition of new content to its line-up to provide more quality choices and variety for its customers. All new content are available to customers now.
beIN SPORTS CONNECT: Accessible via multiple platforms on website and mobile application, beIN SPORTS CONNECT provides unparalleled access to major European football leagues and other sports competitions live and on-demand. The multi-device player also features additional match coverage and other premium content. Hot on the heels of StarHub TV+’s launch, customers can immediately catch the ongoing Ligue 1 2020/21 season and the upcoming La Liga 2020/21 starting on 12 Sep. Only on StarHub, subscribers of the Sports+ Pass can enjoy beIN SPORTS CONNECT and live coverage of the ATP tour for free.
Now Baogu Movies on Demand: A brand new VOD channel brought to you by Hong Kong’s leading Asian movie channel – Now Baogu Movies. Backed by leading film studios such as Edko Films, Huayi Brothers and Shine Focus, the channel is the go-to destination for Chinese and Asian film fanatics. At any one time, customers can choose from an extensive list of blockbusters and a wide range of movie genres catering to their viewing preferences. This channel is part of the Asian+ Pass and Asian Entertainment Pass.
Euronews: Only available on StarHub, Euronews is Europe’s number one international news channel keeping viewers up to date and informed of the latest happenings around the world. Broadcast 24/7, the channel includes in-depth analysis of the biggest stories making headlines across the globe, plus dedicated programme segments with a focus on Europe, Middle East and sustainable ocean economies. Euronews is part of the Entertainment+ Pass and English Entertainment Pass.
Rugby Pass TV: Is a rugby focused channel curated by Sky New Zealand. It is the home of rugby with key rugby content such as Super Rugby, Rugby Championship, Six Nations, Champions Cup and Challenge Cup. Rugby Pass TV is available as an Add-on channel at $24.99/month (with GST) under the new StarHub TV+ Pass. Key upcoming events featured on the Rugby Pass TV include the Round 7 Super Rugby Australia Finals, Heineken Cup and Champions Cup. Rugby Pass TV will be available for free preview from 16 Sep, 10 am – 30 Sep, 12pm for all StarHub postpaid customers.
Pricing and Packaging
Starting today, customers can sign up for a StarHub TV+ Pass from $15/month with a 24-month contract, or opt for a one-year or no-contract option and enjoy different tier of savings. Those who prefer the big-screen experience can rent the StarHub TV+ set-top box at $5 a month, with a one-year commitment.
As a launch promotion, all recontracting customers can enjoy 12-months HBO Pak and free 12-months StarHub TV+ box rental, enjoying savings of $227 a year. The HBO Pak also comes with free access to the HBO GO streaming app.
For new customers, StarHub is launching a trial period of two months for them to experience the new StarHub TV+ Passes starting from $15/month, this will also include one-year access to the HBO Pak; there is no early termination charges within the trial period.