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Singtel scores another goal with the Carling Cup

Singapore, 5 February 2010 – Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) today announced that mio TV has won the exclusive broadcast rights to the 2009/10 Carling Cup Final. All current Football Frenzy subscribers and those who have taken up the BPL early bird offer will be able to watch the matches at no charge on Channel 61.

To be held on Sunday, 28 February at Wembley Stadium, defending Champions Manchester United will face a rejuvenated Aston Villa for a chance to lift the cup.

“We are very pleased to be bringing the thrills and excitement of two of the best teams competing for the Carling Cup title to our viewers,” said Mr Tim Carmichael, VP for mio TV. “If the semi-finals were anything to go by, the finals should prove to be an exhilarating fight to the finish. Having recently extended our BPL early bird offer, this gives fans yet another reason to sign up early and enjoy the many benefits.”

The 2009/10 Carling Cup Final will be broadcast on Football Frenzy (Channel 61) at 11pm. As a lead-up to the Final, mio TV will also broadcast both legs of the Semi-Finals on Football Frenzy. Please visit www.singtel.com/mioTV for schedules and updates.

 

How to Subscribe

Current mio TV customers can subscribe to Football Frenzy directly by using the mio TV on-screen menu.

New subscribers can sign up at any Singtel Retail Store, by calling the Hotline at 1800 737 1111 between 10am to 7pm daily, or by logging on to www.singtelfootballfrenzy.com

Don’t miss the Barclays Premier League Early Bird Offer!

From now till the end of February, customers who sign up for either the Barclays Premier League 2010/11 season or Barclays Premier League 2010/11 with ESPN Star Sports Channels on a 12-month subscription basis will receive the Football Frenzy Pack (worth $15.90 per month) absolutely free till 31 July 2010.  This lets them view all the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches - both “live” and on-demand - over TV, mobile phone and online, as well as the Italian Serie A (09/10 season) matches on mio TV.

Additionally, they will receive a free 30-day preview of all mio TV programmes (excluding movies and video-on-demand content), free installation, a high-definition set-top box and an ADSL2+ modem.  Customers who sign up for the sports pack will also gain access to ESPN Star Sports channels – ESPN, STAR Sports and ESPNEWS as and when they become available.

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. Within two years, mio TV has signed up over 100,000 customers.

Currently, mio TV offers a total of 65 channels, of which 21 are on-demand channels. Content on mio TV covers 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, pay TV and internet platforms.

Together with its regional partners, it serves over 273 million mobile customers in eight markets. For more information, visit www.singtel.com/miotv