StarHub adds BBC World News, CCTV 4 to mobile TV lineup

MUMBAI: Singapore pay-TV operator StarHub has announced that StarHub’s 3G mobile post-paid customers are able to receive BBC World News and CCTV 4 from any 3G handset.

With these two added channels, the mobile TV service from StarHub boasts six channels of ‘live‘ news.


StarHub head of products and solutions Chan Kin Hung says, “Living in today‘s fast-paced world, we understand that it is important for our business customers to have ready access to time-critical news, especially when they are on the move. StarHub’s mobile TV service offers the most comprehensive news coverage to meet the demand of these customers, bringing in-depth coverage of local, global and financial news from six leading news channels - BBC World News, Bloomberg Television, CCTV 4, Channel NewsAsia, CNBC and CNN, anywhere, anytime."

Besides ‘live‘ news, the StarHub Mobile on TV line-up also features a selection of popular channels of sports, lifestyle and entertainment programmes. Currently, there are a total of 17 channels in the line-up.

This month, StarHub’s 3G mobile post-paid customers can enjoy free access to selected channels (BBC World News, CCTV 4, Animax, Bloomberg Television, CTI TV, Disney, Jim Jam, Football Channel, Goal TV1, Goal TV2 and MNC – The Indonesian Channel). They pay only $1 for 24-hour access to all other channels in the StarHub TV on Mobile line-up. No additional charges will be incurred for data access.

Customers with the latest smartphones can enjoy the added convenience of one-click instant access from the StarHub TV on Mobile application when they select and watch any channel. Alternatively, they can access the StarHub TV on Mobile service from the Gee! portal.

Taking advantage of the true open platform of Android, StarHub has created a new client – StarHub TV Guide – that will allow customers easy access to one-week long programme schedules and synopses on the StarHub TV on Mobile channels from their Android phones. This client will be available for downloading at Android Market when the phone launches.

“With HTC Hero, customers will discover the ultimate fun of personalisation by putting their favourite content such as the StarHub TV Guide and StarHub TV on Mobile widgets right on the home screen for direct access,” adds Hung.

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