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mio TV introduces two additional 24-hour international channels to cater to German and Tagalog-speaking audience

Deutsche Welle (DW-TV) and GMA Pinoy TV will launch this December on mio TV

Singapore, 30 November 2007 -- Singtel mio TV continues its rapid growth and announces today the launch of two 24-hour international channels: Deutsche Welle (DW-TV) will start broadcasting from 1 December 2007 and GMA Pinoy TV from 15 December 2007.

The content will be streamed via satellite direct from Germany and the Philippines respectively. For a 12-month ala-carte subscription to DW-TV and GMA Pinoy TV, subscribers pay a monthly fee of S$5.35 and S$14.98 respectively, with prices already inclusive of GST.  DW-TV is also available under ‘Mix-A-Pack’ price plan where subscribers enjoy a 30 per cent discount off the ala-carte price.

“Catering to our customers’ individual tastes is part of our programming strategy at Singtel as we always strive to bring in top-quality programmes to our viewers. mio TV enhances its multi-cultural programming with the addition of the two new international channels,” said Mr. Low Ka Hoe, Director, mio TV and Content.

DW-TV is Germany’s only overseas international channel offering a range of news and programmes on business, finance, lifestyle, culture and entertainment. It will be available on mio TV’s Channel 57. DW-TV broadcasts in German and English with its programming alternating hourly between the two languages.

Selected Highlights on DW-TV:

·   JOURNAL - a 30-minute news programme from Europe with reports, interviews and expert analysis and a comprehensive look at a single issue in politics, business, sports or culture.

·   euromaxx a 30-minute magazine programme covering the latest on lifestyle and entertainment in Europe.

·   Tomorrow Today - a 30-minute science programme that focuses on current topics in research and is aimed at those interested in ongoing projects in Germany and Europe. The show presents a comprehensive overview of the latest trends in science and research.

 

GMA Pinoy TV is the No.1 international channel from the Philippines belonging to GMA Network - the top-rated broadcasting network in the Philippines. Its programmes are in both Tagalog and English and cover across a variety of genres - from news to entertainment programmes. GMA Pinoy TV will be available on mio TV’s Channel 56.

Selected Highlights on GMA Pinoy TV:

·   24 Oras (English translation: 24 Hours) - daily primetime news programme providing up-to-the-minute news locally and around the world.

·   Eat Bulaga (English translation: Surprise!) - The longest-running noontime variety show in the Philippines which won the Best Variety Show award 10 times from the Star Awards for Television by the Philippine Movie Press Club.

·   Bubble Gang - Entertaining commercial spoofs and parodies on popular personalities loved by everyone.

Sign-ups for mio TV services are available at any hello! store or at Singtel Exclusive Retailers. Current mio TV subscribers can also contact the Singtel Hotline at 1800 555 6000 from Monday to Saturday, 8.00am to 6.00pm to subscribe to the new channel or order directly from their mio TV Channel Guide.

 

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 43 channels from a wide range of genres as well as Singapore’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 about 158 million mobile customers in eight markets. For more information visit www.singtel.com/miotv