Page semi-protected

StarHub TV

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 Full Digital Mode, which meant that all Analogue transmission had cease operation.

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.

Channel Line Up

Channel No. Name Package Starhub Go
118 Astro Warna Add On Channel No
121 IDX MNC Indonesian Pack No
122 MNC Channel Yes
123 Sensasi Sensasi Pack Yes
125 Zee TV Zee Pack/Manoranjan-Combo Yes
126 Star Plus Add On Channel/Manoranjan-Combo No
127 Sony Entertainment Television Add On Channel/Manoranjan-Combo Yes
128 Colors Colors Pack/Manoranjan-Combo No
129 STAR Gold STAR Hindi Music & Movies Pack No
130 Zee Cinema Add On Channel Yes
131 Sony Max Add On Channel No
132 Channel V India STAR Hindi Music & Movies Pack No
133 Sun TV Sun TV Pack/Thangam Pack No
134 Sun Music No
135 STAR Vijay Add On Channel/ Thangam Pack No
136 Vannathirai Yes
137 V Thamizh Yes
138 Zee Tamizh No
139 Asianet Nidhi Pack No
140 Asianet Movies No
141 Rishtey Asia Colors Pack/Manoranjan-Combo No
143 ANC TFC Pack No
144 The Filipino Channel Yes
145 Cinema One Global Yes
146 The Lifestyle Network Yes
147 ABS-CBN Sports and Action Yes
148 Kiran Tv Nidhi Pack No
149 Surya TV No
150 The Indonesia Channel Free-to-air Yes
151 RT No
152 TV5Monde Asie Add On Channel Yes
153 DW(Deutsch) Free-to-air No
154 Showcase MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
155 Insert Yes
156 Bioskop Indonesia Yes
157 Zee TV HD Manoranjan-Combo No
158 Zee News Zee Pack/Manoranjan-Combo No
160 Life OK Manoranjan-Combo No
161 NDTV Good Times NDTV Pack Yes
162 NDTV 24x7 Yes
163 SAB TV SAB TV Pack Yes
165 &TV Manoranjan-Combo Yes
166 Adithya TV Sun TV Pack/Thangam Pack No
167 Kalaignar TV Yes
170 MNC Infotainment MNC Indonesian Pack Yes
171 MNC Drama Yes
172 MAA Movies Swagatam+ Yes
173 Maa TV Yes
174 eTV Yes
175 Gemini TV No
176 Gemini Movies No
177 News 18 India Add On Channel No
178 GMA Pinoy TV GMA Pack Yes
179 GMA Life TV Yes
180 GMA News TV International Yes
183 France 24 French Add On Channel No
201 Supersports 1 HD Sports Pack Yes
202 Supersports 2 HD Yes
203 Supersports 3 HD Yes
204 Supersports 4 HD Yes
112/205 SuperSports Arena Free-To-Air Yes
207 FOX Sports News No
208 FOX SportsHD Sports Pack Yes
209 FOX Sports 2 HD Yes
210 FOX Sports 3 HD Yes
211 Eurosport News Free-To-Air No
212 Eurosport Sports Pack Yes
215 All Sports Network ASN Yes
216 NBA TVHD Sports Pack No
217 SETANTA Sports HD Yes
218 Fight Sports HD Yes
221 Outdoor Channel Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
222 Motrovisions HD Yes
225 RED Card Sports Radio Add On Channel Yes
235 TEN Cricket Cricket Pack Yes
236 STAR Cricket HD Yes
237 STAR Cricket Extra Yes
288 Horse Racing Channel 88 Horse Racing No
289 Horse Racing Channel 89 No
301 BabyFirst Basic Kids Group Yes
302 Baby TV No
303 CBeebies Yes
304 Nick Jr. Yes
306 Zoomoo Yes
308 Discovery Kids No
310 Disney XD HD Yes
311 Disney Junior HD Yes
312 Disney Channel HD Yes
314 Nickelodeon HD Yes
315 Toonami Yes
316 Cartoon Network HD Yes
317 Boomerang Yes
322 Kids Channel Yes
401 History HD Basic Education Group Yes
402 H2 HD Yes
403 Crime & Investigation Network HD Yes
404 Fyi HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
407 BBC Earth HD Basic Education Group Yes
411/457 National Grographic Channel HD Yes
412 Nat Geo People HD Yes
413 Nat Geo Wild HD No
415 CCTV-9 Yes
422 Discovery Channel Yes
423 Discovery Science Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
424 Animal Planet Basic Education Group Yes
425 EVE Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
426 DMAX Yes
427 TLC Basic Education Group Yes
428 RTL CBS Extreme HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
432 BBC Lifestyle Yes
433 Food Network AsiaHD Yes
435 Asian Food ChannelHD Yes
437 HGTV Yes
440 Simply Money No
441 E! Entertainment Yes
442 Fashion One Add On Channel No
443 Fashion TV Yes
445 Life Inspired (HD) Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
446 TruTV No
447 Australia Plus Free-To-Air No
448 TRACE Sport Stars (HD) Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
461 Discovery HD World Basic Education Group Yes
473 Travel Channel Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
475 Ginx TV No
501 STAR WorldHD Basic Entertainment Group No
503 FOX Crime HD No
505 FOX HD No
507 FX HD Basic Lifestyle Group No
509 RTL CBS Entertainment HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
510 Sony Channel Yes
511 AXN HD Yes
512 Universal Channel HD Yes
513 DIVA HD Yes
514 Lifetime Channel HD Yes
515 Warner TV Asia HD Yes
516 Comedy Central Yes
517 Syfy HD Yes
518 KIX KIX and Thrill Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
519 HITS HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
521 BBC Entertainment Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
523 ITV CHOICE (HD) Yes
526 AMC Yes
531 Channel V Basic Entertainment Group No
532 TRACE Urban (HD) Yes
533 MTV Asia No
535 Nat Geo Music Basic Education Group No
536 Mezzo Live HD Basic Entertainment Group Yes
537 Classica (HD) Yes
538 iConcerts HD iConcerts Pack Yes
580 MTV Live HD Basic Entertainment Group No
601 HBOHD HBO PAK/Supreme Box Office Combo No
603 HBO Signature HD No
604 HBO Family HD No
605 HBO Hits HD No
606 DreamWorks Channel HD DreamWorks Channel Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo Yes
611 Cinemax Add On Channel/Supreme Box Office Combo No
613 CinemaWorld HD CinemaWorld Pack Yes
616 Turner Classic Movies Basic Lifestyle Group No
618 KIX KIX and Thrill Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
619 Sundance Channel HD Basic Lifestyle Group Yes
622 Fox Movies Premium FOX Movies Pack/Supreme Box Office Combo No
624 Fox Family Movies HD No
625 Fox Action Movies HD No
701 BBC World News Basic News Group Yes
702 Fox News Channel No
703 Sky News HD No
705 Al Jazeera English Free Views Yes
706 France 24 (English) Yes
707 CNBC Asia Basic News Group No
708 Bloomberg Television Free Views No
710 Euronews Yes
711 CNN International Basic News Group Yes
712 HLN Yes
715 Times Now Yes
722 CCTV News Yes
801 CCTV-4 Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
802 EBC News Asia Yes
805 Phoenix Chinese Channel HD No
806 Phoenix InfoNews Channel HD No
807 Shenzhou News Channel No
808 TVBS-NEWS Yes
809 Chinese Business Network Free Views Yes
810 Animax Asia Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
811 NHK World Premium Add On Channel No
812 NHK World TV Freeview Channel No
813 WakuWaku Japan Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
814 ANIPLUS HD Yes
815 KBS World Yes
816 Oh!K Yes
817 Arirang TV Freeview Channel No
818 Channel M Basic Chinese Entertainment Group/Sensasi Pack No
819 ONE HD Yes
821 Xing Kong Basic Chinese Infotainment Group No
822 STAR Chinese Channel Basic Chinese Entertainment Group No
824 TTV World Yes
820 JET TV Yes
113/823 Jia Le Channel Basic Chinese Entertainment Group/Freeview Channel Yes
111/825 E City Yes
826 EBC Asia Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
827 CTI Asia Yes
828 TVBS Asia No
829 TVB8 Basic Chinese Entertainment Group No
830 Jiangsu Television Freeview Channel Yes
832 Dragon TV Yes
831 Entertainment Channel Basic Chinese Infotainment Group Yes
833 Asia Travel HD Yes
834 cHK HD No
836 Food & Health Channel Yes
838 TVB Jade Asia HD Yes
840 SET International Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
841 Azio International Yes
842 GEM Yes
843 Now Jelli Yes
845 MTV China Basic Chinese Infotainment Group No
846 KMTV Yes
847 Channel V Taiwan No
848 Channel V Mainland China No
850 CBO Channel Basic Chinese Entertainment Group Yes
851 Now Hairun Yes
855 VV Drama Yes
858 TVB Classic No
859 TVB Xing He No
861 Now Baogu HD Now Baogu Pack No
866 STAR Chinese Movies HD STAR Chinese Movies Pack No
867 STAR Chinese Movies Legend Yes
868 Celestial Movies Celestial Movies Pack No
869 Celestial Classic Movies No

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

Other websites