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mio TV celebrates its fifth birthday with a bang

 

  • Landmark deal with FOX International Channels adds 40 English, Chinese and Indian channels to Singtel’s pay TV service
  • New user-friendly channel numbering and great new bundles

Singapore, 7 September 2012 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today unveiled a new and enhanced mio TV after a major acquisition deal with FOX International Channels (FIC) to offer 40 of its channels, most of which will be available from 1 October.

FIC is one of the largest international broadcasters of globally recognised branded subscription television channels. The suite of channels making their debut on mio TV cuts across a wide range of genres and includes top-rated channels such as National Geographic Channel, Star World HD, FOX Movies Premium HD, and STAR Chinese Movies.

Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director of Television, Singtel said, “We are thrilled with this ground-breaking deal as the addition of these FIC channels really takes the entire mio TV experience to a whole new exciting level. Customers love our world-class sports and latest on-demand content, ordered from the comfort of their sofas, but they also want the relaxing option of channel surfing and discovering new shows.”

“With these new channels, our customers will enjoy a top-notch combination of both linear and on-demand entertainment to meet their needs. True to mio TV’s promise, we are also providing many of these channels in brilliant High Definition (HD) at no extra charge.”

The deal brings the total number of channels on mio TV to 111. The new channels span an assortment of languages and genres from the latest lifestyle, music and entertainment content to popular documentaries, children’s programming and news.

In addition to sought-after English and Chinese programmes, mio TV customers can look forward to compelling content on tvN, the leading Asian channel for Korean drama, K-Pop culture, variety shows, and lifestyle programming; Bollywood blockbusters on STAR Gold; the best of Tamil entertainment programming on Vijay and the latest news and views on FOX News Channel and Sky News HD. Descriptions of the new channels can be found at Annex A.

More enhancements for an even better viewing experience

To ensure that customers have the fullest enjoyment of our entire range of entertainment, mio TV will be restructuring its channel numbering system with the launch of the new FIC channels (please refer to Annex B for a full set of new channel numbers).

“We will ensure little or no disruption to customers. Existing channels will be available at their new and old channel numbers until end October to give customers time to adjust. All channels have also been organised by genre so viewers can conveniently use their remote control to scan easily for the most immersive experience,” said Mr Goh.

Another enhancement that will please fans of Korean drama series is the fact that KBS World is now available in HD, and ONE HD will be available with both English and Chinese subtitles from 17 September.

Based on feedback from customers, the mio TV channels have been repackaged to ensure that customers get the best possible value with a mix of great content and significant savings.

“There is no change in pricing for existing customers unless they choose to upgrade their entertainment options with the new channels,” said Mr Goh. “When they explore our new packages, we are confident that they will be delighted by how well these value-for money packages serve the entire household.”

Letters with important information on channel renumbering and these new packages will be sent by mail to all existing customers by 18 September.

The complete range of new packages will be available for purchase from 9 September so that new customers have ample time to ensure that they are properly installed and ready to enjoy the new mio TV from 1 October.

How to subscribe

Current mio TV customers can subscribe to the new channels at any Singtel shop or by contacting the Singtel sales hotline at 1609 (9am – 9pm daily). For new subscribers, sign-up for mio TV services at any Singtel shop or Singtel Exclusive Retailer. For full information about the new channels and packages, please visit miotv.com.sg.

 

Annex A – Fox International Channels

Genre: Entertainment

Channel Description

Star World HD

Distinguished by a line-up built on the hottest and the most sought-after lifestyle programmes including dramas, comedies, talent and reality shows and special live events, Star World HD sets the trends across the Asian television landscape.

The channel offers affluent young female audiences the chance to indulge in a plethora of exclusive and guaranteed first-run programming, keeping fans well ahead of the curve. Get only the best from Asia’s most glamorous channel.

Star World Play

(available wef 1 Nov 12)

It is a catch-up on-demand channel to Star World HD. It provides a subset of programming on Star World HD on a catch-up basis.

FOX HD

FOX HD is the general entertainment channel entirely dedicated to the best television series. It features top quality programmes with genre offerings in comedy, drama, action, sports, animation and reality. Now available in high definition quality.

FOX Play 

(available wef 1 Nov 12)

It is a catch-up on-demand channel to FOX HD. It provides a subset of programming on FOX HD on a catch-up basis.

FOXCRIME HD

FOXCRIME HD is an entertainment channel entirely dedicated to crime and investigation. Now available in high definition quality.

FOXCRIME Play

(available wef 1 Nov 12)

It is a catch-up on-demand channel to FOXCRIME HD. It provides a subset of programming on FOXCRIME HD on a catch-up basis.

FX HD

FX HD, an edgy and sophisticated channel that appeals to modern and unconventional audiences who demand high quality standards in everything. Exclusive and unquestionable quality content that embraces a huge genre variety, providing an escape from mainstream series. Now available in high definition quality.

FX Play

(available wef 1 Nov 12)

It is a catch-up on-demand channel to FX HD. It provides a subset of programming on FX HD on a catch-up basis.

Channel [V]

Channel [V] V HD is Asia's trend-setting English music channel that features the latest chart-topping music videos, music stars and popular VJs. Locally produced programming, packaging and presenters deliver to the tastes and attitudes of its huge youth audience.

Genre: Factual 

Channel Description 

National Geographic Channel

National Geographic Channel invites viewers to re-think the way they see television - and the world - through smart, innovative programming spanning popular science, technology, natural history, wildlife, exploration, archaeology, natural mysteries and people of the world.

National Geographic Play

(available wef 1 Nov 12)

An on-demand channel to National Geographic Channel. It provides a subset of programming from National Geographic Channel on a catch-up basis.

National Geographic Channel HD

National Geographic Channel HD marries compelling stories with the stunning visuals and credibility that people have come to expect from National Geographic. The channel showcases top rated programmes in unprecedented audio and visual technologies, delivering breathtaking color and sound quality.

Nat Geo Adventure HD

Bold, high impact and exciting, Nat Geo Adventure HD unleashes the spirited adventurer in all of us. The channel chronicles the unfiltered experiences of young travellers whose journeys take them to the edge. Exhilarating stories and thrilling imagery fuels those eager to test their limits and understand the world beyond their borders.

Nat Geo Wild HD

Experience the best, most intimate encounters with wildlife ever seen on television. Backed by its unparalleled reputation for quality and blue-chip programming, Nat Geo Wild HD is dedicated to providing a unique insight into the natural world, the environment and the amazing creatures that inhabit it. From the most remote settings, to the forbidding depths of our oceans, to the protected parks on our doorsteps, Nat Geo Wild HD uses spectacular cinematography and compelling storytelling to take viewers on unforgettable journeys into the wild world.

Nat Geo Music

NAT GEO MUSIC speaks in the rhythms of the world. Following seasoned artists whose anthems have bridged borders and emerging talents now revolutionising the music scene, NAT GEO MUSIC gives viewers an authentic sound rich in diversity. It is the destination for people passionate about music and world cultures. Explore the world's vibrant cultures through lyrics and beats. Music videos and programming put songs into context, illustrating how music can impact, inspire and transform.

Genre: Chinese Entertainment

Channel Description

STAR Chinese Channel

STAR Chinese Channel (SCC), the syndicated home entertainment channel tailor-made for Mandarin audiences, has long been recognised by Asian countries for its multifarious programmes, including games, interviews, contemporary dramas, trendy dramas and Asia’s favourite variety shows.

CHANNEL [V] Taiwan

CHANNEL [V] Taiwan has captured the youth audience with its innovative programming mix. Screening the latest chart-topping music videos, the channel also counts down the hits, provides updates on the biggest stars, and offers gameshows, variety programmes and teens' favourite concerts in Taiwan.

CHANNEL [V] China

CHANNEL [V] China is the go-to place for the latest news, biggest hits and hottest stars in Chinese pop. As an influential force in pop culture, CHANNEL [V] China stages award shows and special events to recognise the region's chart toppers and hit makers.

Xing Kong

Xing Kong captivates Chinese audiences with Mandarin language programmes covering a variety of genres, including talk and game shows, drama series and comedies.

tvN HD

tvN HD, the leading Asian channel for Korean drama, variety shows, music, reality and lifestyle programmes, introduces the latest K-Pop culture with exclusive content and original productions.

tvN on Demand (name TBC)

It is a catch-up on-demand channel to tvN HD. It provides a subset of programming on tvN HD on a catch-up basis.

Genre: Chinese Info/News

Channel Description

Phoenix Chinese Channel

Phoenix Chinese Channel is a 24-hour Mandarin infotainment channel providing a comprehensive variety of popular, top-quality programming from music, talk shows, sports, movies to lifestyle, special interest programmes and the hottest dramas from Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and other parts of the world.

Phoenix InfoNews

Phoenix InfoNews is the first Mandarin channel providing news 24 hours daily. With journalists stationed around the world, it covers live breaking events, balanced and impartial news reports, in-depth analyses of current affairs, as well as updates on stocks and finance.

Genre: Chinese Movies

Channel Description

STAR Chinese Movies

(SCM) HD

SCM HD is the No.1 Chinese premium movie channel providing exclusive combination of 1st run Asian blockbusters, original mini-productions and telefeatures, superstars concerts and stage performances, major film awards and award-winning documentaries.

STAR Chinese Movies

(SCM Play)

 It is a catch-up on-demand channel to SCM HD. It provides a subset of programming on SCM HD on a catch-up basis. Movies are available in its original language track.  SCM Play is available free with subscription of SCM HD.

STAR Chinese Movies Legend (SCM Legend)

SCM Legend gives you 24 hours access to the best of '70s to the '90s films from the top studios in Hong Kong film industry, starring Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee, Sammo Hung, etc

STAR Chinese Movies Legend Play (SCM Legend Play)

It is a catch-up on-demand channel to SCM Legend. It provides a subset of programming on SCM Legend on a catch-up basis. Movies are available in its original language track. SCM Legend Play is available free with subscription of SCM Legend.

Genre: English Movies

Channel Description

FOX Movies Premium HD

FOX Movies Premium HD now delivers the biggest blockbusters in high definition quality. Powered by its exclusive deals with leading Hollywood studios and innovative programming, FOX Movies Premium HD is the prime destination for any movie lover.

FOX Movies Play


Catch up FOX Movies Premium on-demand.

FOX Family Movies HD

FOX Family Movies HD is a movie channel designed for the entire family, providing a unique opportunity for young and old to bond over the best movie magic. The channel offers at least 40 different movies every month and a primetime Sunday premiere each week, along with eye-catching thematic nights and special programming events to keep viewers glued to the TV screen.

FOX Action Movies HD

FOX Action Movies HD delivers the best action movies from major studios and top independent producers. With the biggest Hollywood blockbusters, first run premiere titles, evergreen hits and drama series, FOX Action Movies is all Action, all the time!

Genre: Ethnic

Channel Description

STAR Gold

STAR Gold is a 24-hour Hindi movie channel delivering a quality mix of Bollywood blockbusters. With access to one of the largest Indian film libraries, STAR Gold offers a wide variety of films, including the latest premieres featuring Bollywood's hottest stars and most unforgettable music scores.

STAR Plus

STAR Plus is the No.1 general entertainment Hindi channel with English subtitles that offers a variety of programmes, the channel's lineup includes dramas, comedies, reality shows, game shows, historical and mythological epics, as well as, Bollywood award shows and blockbuster movies.

Vijay

Vijay is one of the most popular Tamil entertainment channels in India. The innovative line-up is tailor-made to cater to the distinctive culture of Tamil Nadu and features a range of popular genres including talent contests, music and variety shows, sitcoms, thrillers, reality shows and dramas.

STAR Life OK

STAR Life OK is part of the Star network of channels. It is a 24-hour Hindi language family general entertainment channel with English subtitles. The channel reflects the values and ambitions of urban India and the attitude of ‘STAR Life OK’ is reflected in the channel content. The channel offers a variety of content across genres such as dramas, reality shows, music shows, mythology, comedy, local programming and sports. STAR Life OK is an attitude, a reminder to everyone to cherish things that really matter in life.

Channel [V] India

Channel [V] India is a household name in India, featuring the latest chart-topping music video, popular reality shows, blockbuster movie previews and reviews, celebrity interviews, concert specials and other lifestyle programmes featuring famous VJs.

Genre: Kids

Channel Description

BabyTV HD

BabyTV HD is a 24-hour channel offering top-quality, exclusive programmes created by educational experts, in a commercial-free environment. Each hour on BabyTV is an enriching journey full of stories, songs, rhymes, learning and fun! Daytime shows teach little viewers about animals, music, art, language, numbers and friendship. At night, relaxing shows set the mood for bed with soothing lullabies, soft music and bedtime stories.  

BabyTV On Demand

(available wef 1 Nov 12)

Baby TV On Demand is a catch-up on-demand channel which offers a subset of Baby TV programming.

Genre: News

Channel Description

FOX News Channel

FOX News Channel is a 24-hour international general news service featuring breaking news events as well as sports, entertainment and business news. The channel is dedicated to delivering objective news coverage, so viewers can make their own decisions about stories that affect their lives.

Sky News HD

Sky News HD is an unrivalled, world class breaking news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to news broadcasting. As the UK's first dedicated 24-hour news channel, Sky News HD has built a deserved reputation for being the first to break major news as well as offering insight and analysis on the latest stories, all in high definition.


Annex B – New Channel Numbers

HD 5

2

Channel 8

3

Suria

4

Vasantham

5

Channel NewsAsia

6

Channel U

7

okto

8

mio Stadium (HD)

102

mio Stadium 103 (HD)

103

mio Stadium 104 (HD)

104

mio Stadium 105

105

mio Stadium 106

106

mio Stadium 107

107

mio Stadium 108

108

mio Stadium On Demand

109

mio Stadium (SD)

110

ESPN

114

STAR Sports

115

ESPNews

116

ESPN HD

117

Goal TV 1

118

Goal TV 2

119

Setanta Rugby

120

TEN Cricket

122

STAR Cricket (HD)

123

STAR Cricket Plus

124

ASN (HD)

129

Sky News HD

151

Channel NewsAsia

153

CCTV-NEWS

155

France 24 (English)

159

Deutsche Welle (English)

161

Russia Today

163

FOX News Channel

165

Bloomberg

171

National Geographic Channel

201

National Geographic Channel HD

203

Nat Geo Wild HD

207

okto

209

Australia Network

251

Travel Channel (HD)

253

Nat Geo Adventure HD

255

WE tv (HD)

259

WE tv On Demand (HD)

260

Li (HD)

265

fashiontv HD

271

fashiontv HD On Demand

272

StarWorld HD

301

HD 5

305

KIX HD

309

FX HD

310

FOXCRIME HD

313

SET

320

FOX HD

330

US TV Crime

340

US TV Drama

341

US TV Entertainment

342

US TV Thriller

343

Channel [V] HD

352

Nat Geo Music

354

Sundance Channel (HD)

401

Sundance On Demand (HD)

402

FOX Family Movies HD

406

FOX Action Movies HD

408

FOX Movies PLAY

409

FOX Movies Premium HD

414

FOX On Demand

417

PictureBox

418

The Film Factory

419

BabyFirst TV

462

BabyTV (HD)

464

KidsCo

474

ETTV Yoyo

480

Channel U

501

Jia Le Channel

502

Jia Le On Demand

503

STAR Chinese Channel

507

Channel 8

508

mobtv SELECT

509

Jiangsu Satellite Channel

512

ONE (HD)

513

Xing Kong

516

tvN HD

518

ETTV Asia

521

KBS World HD

523

Yoshimoto Azio

524

Channel [V] China

547

Channel [V] Taiwan

549

Phoenix InfoNews

551

Phoenix Chinese Channel

553

CCTV-4

555

ETTV Asia News

561

STAR Chinese Movies HD

571

STAR Chinese Movies Play

572

STAR Chinese Movies Legend

573

STAR Chinese Movies Legend Play

574

Mei Ah Movies Channel (Asia)

577

Mei Ah Movies On Demand

578

Celestial Classic Movies

580

Celestial Classic Movies On Demand

581

Celestial Movies

585

Celestial On Demand

586

Suria

601

Astro Aruna

602

ONE (HD)

604

KBS World HD

606

Astro Ria

608

Astro World

609

Vasantham

621

Sun TV

622

Adithya TV

628

Kalaignar TV

630

Jaya TV

632

Vijay

634

SET (Hindi)

644

SAB TV

648

Colors

652

STAR Life OK

654

STAR Plus

656

MTV India

658

Channel [V] India

660

STAR Gold

662

EROS Bollywood

665

SONY MAX

668

Times Now

676

France 24 (French)

686

GMA Pinoy TV

688

LG 3D Movies

901