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Singtel expands content suite with launch of Cast OTT video portal app

Singapore’s first OTT video portal app will offer Kids, Asian and Hallyu content packs and Viu Premium service sign-ups                                                                           

 

Singapore, 7 July 2016 – Singtel today announced a brand new way for consumers to enjoy their favourite entertainment on-the-go with the launch of Cast, Singapore’s first OTT video portal app. Cast will offer thousands of hours of exciting movies, dramas, variety shows and kids’ edutainment delivered on Singtel’s extensive 4G network.

 

Singtel Mobile postpaid customers can choose from Kids, Asian Hits and Hallyu content packs at launch. Each pack is priced at S$4.90/month and customers can opt for a special 1GB data add-on for just S$3 more per month.

 

Customers can also sign up for Viu’s premium service at Cast to enjoy the latest Korean and Japanese entertainment at the same prices.

 

Mr Goh Seow Eng, Managing Director of Home at Consumer Singapore, Singtel, said, “Our customers are huge fans of entertainment on-the-go and we know that they want greater flexibility with what they watch and also when and how they watch it. With Cast, there is entertainment for everyone and the flexibility and freedom to enjoy it anywhere, anytime. Customers can have the latest Korean dramas, Chinese soap operas, Taiwanese variety shows and kids’ edutainment at their fingertips and at a great price. Mundane daily commutes will soon be a thing of the past.”

 

He added, “We are forging ahead in the OTT space through more strategic partnerships with strong content providers such as Nickelodeon. We look forward to partnering more top content providers to offer an ever-growing selection on Cast that will give our customers greater choice and the best entertainment experience.”

 

Cast subscribers will enjoy:

 

·        Instant access to Full HD episodes or downloads to watch offline with the ‘Watch Now’ and ‘Download’ functions1

·        Uninterrupted streaming on Singtel’s high-speed, extensive 4G network or any WiFi connection

·        Convenience of paying for their subscriptions through their monthly Singtel bill

 

Viu Premium service – Offers the widest range of the latest Korean drama and variety shows such as Uncontrollably Fond, Doctors, Lucky Romance, and Running Man, as well as the latest Japanese dramas such as A Girl & Three Sweethearts and Love Song. Viu Premium subscribers can enjoy privileges such as unlimited download2, priority viewing with English and Chinese subtitles as fast as eight hours after original telecast, full HD and uninterrupted viewing3 on the Viu app.

 

Kids Pack – Features the Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels along with popular programmes such as Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Shimmer & Shine, and more at launch.

 

Asian Hits Pack – Features up to 1,000 hours of popular hit movies, entertainment and drama series from Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China in their original languages, including blockbusters Helios and Mr Unbelievable, variety shows Are You Hokkien?, The Voice of Taiwan, Chef Nic and hit drama series Once Upon A Song, Legend of Mi Yue, Taste of Love, and The Legend of S.

 

Hallyu Pack – Offers the best of Korean entertainment from top Korean broadcasters on popular channels ONE, Oh!K and KBS World such as highly-anticipated drama series Doctors, W and Uncontrollably Fond within 24 hours of Korean telecast and all-time variety show favourites like Running Man, Infinite Challenge and Return Of Superman.

 

Subscriptions for each pack start from S$4.90/month with a 12-month contract or S$6.90/month with no contract. A pack can be bundled with 1GB of data for just an additional S$3/month. Customers can enjoy extra value when they stack individual packs bundled with 1GB of data. This means a customer with Asian, Kids and Hallyu packs bundled with data, will get to enjoy 3GB data every month.

 

 

With one-year contract

Without contract

Without data

S$4.90/month per pack

S$6.90 per pack

With 1GB data

+ S$3/month per pack

+ S$3/month per pack

 

Customers can subscribe to Cast via the My Singtel app and download Cast from the App Store for Apple iOS devices and Google Play Store for Android devices.

 

For more information on Cast, visit www.cast.sg.   

 

 

1 Offline viewing is only available for selected content at launch.

2 Unlimited downloads depend on the storage capacity of device. Videos will be stored in the device for 7 days from the day of download.

3 Uninterrupted viewing with only a short ad before each episode.