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Singapore’s First Tamil Movie Channel arrives in Singapore on Singtel mio TV in time for Deepavali holidays

mio TV expands library for Indian movie lovers with Tamil Box Office

 

Singapore, 6 November 2007 – mio TV launches Tamil Box Office (TBO) – a 24-hour movie channel bringing the best of Tamil blockbusters from India. TBO features popular classics, evergreens from several decades of Indian film-making, hits and blockbuster movies and will be available on mio TV channel 55.

TBO features an extensive library of Tamil movies and offers viewers the choice of hundreds of movies every month, with a primetime line-up that spans across movie blockbusters from the 70s to recent hits. The channel also has programmes that go behind the scenes in Kollywood on TBO Star and also features locally produced entertainment shows. Upcoming blockbuster movies in November include Kreedam, Seena Thana 001, Thirudi, Periyar, Arrya and many more.

Highlights on TBO:

  • TBO Noon – Classic Hits. Movies from the ‘70s right such as Aalaya Deepam and Kudumbum Oru Koyil, that will capture the hearts of the older generation with family-based stories.

  • TBO Matinee – Afternoon nostalgia. Movies from the ‘80s, only serving the best hits of the era such as Thudikum Karangal, Darling Darling Darling and Soorasasamharam.

  • TBO Mega Movie – Blockbuster movies from the year 2000 onwards including Veerappu and Thiruvilayadal Arambam.

  • TBO Hit Movie – Latest, and most popular movies from 2000 onwards with different genre of movies which includes action, romance, comedy and more.

  • TBO Star - Kollywood star interviews and talk shows showcasing India’s favourite actors and actresses.

  • Hello TBOIt is an interactive song-request programme that gives viewers the opportunity to call in and chose their favourite songs. Local celebrities as host will help viewers meet their preferences in this 1-hour long show.

“We are very excited to launch TBO on mio TV. Our line up of Tamil movies from the 70s all the way to recent blockbuster hits will definitely provide the right choice for Tamil movie lovers. We are confident that fans of Tamil movies will find a wide range of options on mio TV that will cater to their different preferences, “said Parthasarathy Ganesan, Managing Director of TBO.

We are responding to customer requests for a dedicated channel for Tamil movies. TBO offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch popular Tamil movies all in one channel at an extremely affordable price. Catering to our customers’ growing appetite for variety is top priority here at Singtel and we are also excited that we are able to launch this channel just in time for the Deepavali festive holidays,” said Low Ka Hoe, Director of mio TV and Content

TBO is available for viewing from 5th November 2007 at $8.56 per month or on a twelve-month basis at $6.42 per month. Sign ups for mio TV services are available at any hello! store or at Singtel Exclusive Retailers only. 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 portal. All above prices are based on a-la-carte fees and are inclusive of the GST.

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About TBO
Tamil Box Office (TBO) is a satellite-delivered movie channel. Tamil Box Office is seen in Malaysia, Europe, London and Australia. The channel covers programmes for all ages from young to old. The channel also offers local programmes that showcase our local celebrities.

TBO is a 24-hour Tamil Movie Channel that offers the best Tamil movies all over the world. TBO’s prime time includes Movie Block Busters, Behind the Scenes in Kollywood, celebrity chat shows, locally-produced variety programmes and many more. Classic Tamil movies and Super Hit 70s, 80s, 90s and Millennium movies would also be featured. For more information, please visit www.tamilboxoffice.com

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 33 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 over 136 million mobile customers in seven markets. For more information visit www.singtel.com/miotv