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StarHub partners Netflix to offer streaming service

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MUMBAI: Two days after Singtel partnered with Netflix, now Singapore’s StarHub has inked an association with the global OTT player to stream content to its Fibre TV customers.

StarHub customers will be able to access Netflix through their set-top boxes by the early second quarter of 2016. StarHub will also join the Netflix Open Connect programme to provide the highest-quality viewing experience possible for StarHub Mobile and Broadband customers.

Using the Netflix app, StarHub TV homes will be able to access a wide variety of documentaries, feature films and Netflix original series such as Master of None, Marvel’s Daredevil, Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Orange is the New Black.

“This partnership with Netflix allows us to deliver convenience to all our customers who are fans of this popular service. Mobile and Broadband customers will enjoy a smoother streaming experience due to our Open Connect partnership. Fibre TV customers will also enjoy a seamless viewing experience as Netflix will be directly integrated into their set-top boxes, making StarHub TV the only stop for the entire family’s entertainment needs,” said StarHub chief marketing officer Howie Lau. “In addition, all StarHub customers will be able to charge their Netflix subscription to their StarHub bill, removing the hassle of paying multiple bills.”

Netflix global head of business development Bill Holmes added, “We are thrilled to bring the joy of the Netflix experience to Singaporeans through the StarHub fibre television network. With Netflix Open Connect, Netflix and StarHub work together to deliver a streaming experience with the best picture quality for Netflix members.”

StarHub Broadband, Mobile and TV customers will be able to pay for their Netflix subscriptions via their StarHub bills. Netflix subscriptions offered in Singapore are priced according to Netflix’s prevailing pricing plans.

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