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RTL CBS Entertainment HD comes to Singapore – first on Singtel mio TV

New Family Entertainment Channel in HD with Top US shows including The X Factor USA, Beauty & the Beast and Elementary, available on the Family+ Pack

Singapore, 9 October, 2013 – Singtel mio TV and RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network today announced a carriage deal to bring the newly-launched RTL CBS Entertainment HD channel to Singapore starting October 16. The channel will be added to the Family+ Pack at no extra charge, and all Singtel mio TV customers will enjoy a free preview of the channel from 16 October to 17 November.

On Singtel mio TV Channel 318, RTL CBS Entertainment HD will feature first-run shows from RTL Group’s content arm, FremantleMedia which produces and distributes some of the world’s top and most successful entertainment brands including The X Factor, Got TalentHole in the Wall and The Price is Right. CBS Studio International is one of America’s top four entertainment networks, and owns a vast catalogue of more than 70,000 hours of programming. It produces highly-rated US dramas and entertainment shows including ElementaryUnder the DomeLate Show with David Letterman and Entertainment Tonight.

”We have been actively seeking out fresh TV channels and content, and are delighted to be the first in Singapore to launch this great new channel,” said Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director, TV, Singtel. “With the biggest names in US series, freshest reality shows and entertainment news, RTL CBS Entertainment HD will soon become a firm favourite among our customers.” 

For the first time in Singapore, brand new episodes of shows such as Entertainment Tonight air within 24 hours of their US broadcast, while the Late Show with David Letterman airs within 48 hours.

Viewers can also look forward to the exclusive Asia premiere of new seasons of US TV series such as Elementary starring Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, Beauty and the Beast starring Kristin Kreuk and Under The Dome, as well as the latest seasons of the world’s top reality shows such as X Factor USA via satellite on the same day and date as the US broadcast.

“We are delighted to bring RTL CBS Entertainment HD to Singapore through Singtel mio TV,” says Jonas Engwall, Chief Executive Officer, RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network.  “The Channel is home to top reality shows like The X Factor USA and America’s Got Talent plus hits like crime drama series Elementary and the new retelling of Beauty & the Beast in a form of a crime series with a very interesting twist.  Part of our commitment to viewers is to deliver our programs as close to the US broadcast as possible. Programs like Entertainment Tonight, the biggest Entertainment news show in the world, airs in Singapore less than 24 hours after the US broadcast while the X Factor USA airs as live via satellite from the US.  We very much look forward to serving the mioTV viewers with our fantastic channel.”

How to Subscribe

RTL CBS Entertainment HD will be available as part of the Family+ Pack from 16 October. Customers and new subscribers can subscribe to the Family+ Pack at any Singtel retail shop and enjoy a whole range of other channels such as StarWorld HD, FOX HD, Disney Channel, channel M HD, National Geographic Channel HD and more.

Singtel mio TV customers can subscribe to the pack at any Singtel retail shop or by contacting the Singtel sales hotline at 1609 (9am – 9pm daily). New subscribers can sign-up for Singtel mio TV services at any Singtel retail shop. For full information about the new channels and package, please visit