StarHub unveils IPTV service for Singapore homes
Editor| 09 April 2015
Leading Asian TV provider StarHub is to launch its StarHub TV on the Fibre IPTV service for Singapore homes, promising a superior viewing experience with HD content, personalised features and greater interactivity.
Delivered over Singapore's next generation nationwide broadband network, StarHub TV on Fibre is an all high definition (HD) platform where customers can access the same suite of over 200 channels that are currently offered on StarHub TV1. At launch, it will offer a simultaneous recording service via an approved external hard disk drive. This enables customers to record up to two programmes simultaneously.
More features such as social TV, multi-room recording, picture-in-picture and personalisation, will be rolled out progressively. For the former, viewers can recommend and post comments about programmes on their personal Facebook and Twitter accounts, and 'like' a programme on Facebook using their TV remote controls. Multi-room recording will enable users to schedule a recording on their set-top box and then view the content from a different IPTV set-top box in another room. With picture-in-picture, customers will be able to view content airing on other channels without disrupting the programme they are simultaneously watching. Under personalisation, customers would be able to create separate profiles for each family member so that each of them can customise preferred channels, language, as well as personalise recommendations of programmes based on the individual's viewing habits.
"StarHub TV on Fibre will deliver the next-generation entertainment experience for viewers in Singapore, especially as more homes connect to the fibre network," commented Lin Shoo Fen, head of entertainment and smartlife, StarHub. "The launch of StarHub TV on Fibre is in line with our commitment to empower viewers with greater value and flexibility."