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euronews channel available on mio TV from 15 October

Europe’s leading international news channel offers wide ranging content in four languages

Singapore, 13 October 2008 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced today that it will premiere Europe’s No. 1 international news channel - euronews - on mio TV Channel 44 from 15 October 2008. euronews will broadcast exclusively in Singapore 24 hours a day simultaneously where viewers can have four different languages - English, French, German and Italian to watch the channel.  mio TV subscribers can preview the channel from 15 to 19 October on mio TV’s Channel 0.

euronews is a multilingual news channel that provides international news from a European perspective. The channel runs an updated bulletin every 30 minutes containing in-depth coverage of the day's top news, sport, business and European affairs, and a comprehensive weather forecast. euronews also brings a wide range of current affairs and lifestyle features including cinema, science, fashion and web-news.
 
Regular programming content available on euronews include:
news  - Every half hour, the latest international news. euronews: a clear view on world events.
 
no comment  One of euronews’ best-known programmes featuring striking images captured from around the world, unedited with original sound and broadcast in between programmes.
 
europe – A weekday programme that runs from Monday to Friday, covering daily updates throughout the day focusing on the implications of decisions and political developments withinEurope.
 
le mag – Takes a daily look at the arts, fashion, design entertainment and lifestyle events happening around the world and updates viewers with the latest news, information and trends.
 
interview – euronews runs face-to-face interviews over the weekend with leading figures in the news. In the areas of international politics, European affairs, economics, arts and culture, euronews is there to ask the questions.
 
talent – Ordinary people with extraordinary talents. How talented people use their brains to bring innovation to an ever-changing world. This could be architects at the heart of an invention, virtuosos inspiring a new musical trend or genius mathematicians pushing our knowledge frontiers.  talent is a monthly show that airs from Tuesday to Sunday. First broadcast: Tuesday at 10:45pm
 
agora – Each month, a head-to-head debate pits two personalities with differing opinions against each other.  euronews gives priority to topical themes being debated in a European society, to help citizens understand what's at stake and take part in the decision-making process. Frequency: Saturday-Monday / First broadcast: Saturday at 9:15pm
 
hi-tech - hi-tech presents the latest innovations in technology including an extensive coverage of international trade shows (3GSM, Cebit, Pollutec etc). Voted Best Technology Programme by Media Forum of Young Journalists (Russian Federation-UNESCO)
 
comment visions – Interviews with thinkers, innovators and opinion leaders, exploring their personal views on how we should approach the challenges facing the world in the future. Frequency: Wednesday-Tuesday / First broadcast: Wednesday at 5:45am 
 
euronews is the only channel where the editorial content of each subject is determined by an international team of journalists, eight on each subject, or 180 journalists in all with a strict editorial policy of broadcasting accurate and verified information.  Uniquely, euronews is the only news channel broadcasting simultaneously in eight languages. There is no studio and no anchormen, giving euronews a distinctive and immediately identifiable style. 
 
euronews will be available at a special introductory price of S$6.00 (exclusive of GST) per month and only $5.00 (exclusive of GST) per month for subscribers who sign up for 12 months.
 
Current mio TV customers can subscribe to euronews directly by using the mio TV on-screen interface or by contacting the Singtel Hotline at 1800 555 6000 from Monday to Saturday, 8.00am to 6.00pm. For new subscribers, sign-ups for mio TV services are available at any hello! stores or at Singtel exclusive retailers.
 
 
About mio TV
mio TV is the innovative digital pay TV service offering from Singtel. Launched in July 2007, the service offers customers value and full flexibility to watch what they want, when they want. Currently, mio TV offers a total of 48 channels from a wide range of genres as well asSingapore’s largest range of video-on-demand titles and High Definition content.
 
Singtel is Asia's leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms. Together with its regional partners, it serves over 198 million mobile customers in eight markets. For more information, visit www.singtel.com/miotv
 
About euronews
Launched in January 1993 euronews covers world affairs from a European perspective. euronews is broadcast 24 hours a day, simultaneously in eight languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Arabic, out of which 4 of them (English, German, French and Italian, will be available here in Singapore).
 
euronews is broadcast all over the world, reaching 200 million households in 130 countries by cable, digital satellite and terrestrial distribution. The channel is also available on mobile operators (3G, VOD) in 20 European countries, on ADSL/High Speed Internet networks in 30 countries worldwide, and live on board the aircraft of international airlines. Viewers can watch euronews on their PDAs and live on the Internet in Europe on RealNetworks Superpass, and everywhere in the world through Jalipo. euronews and no comment TV are also available on YouTube.
 
euronews is the most-watched international news channel in Europe: every day, 3.2 million Europeans watch euronews on cable and satellite, while another 3.1 million watch on terrestrial channels (Source: euronews/Telmar Peaktime©, evaluation system based on viewer ratings, 3rd quarter 2007).