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Singtel TV expands entertainment line-up with HBO

Customers to enjoy one-month free preview in February

31 January 2019, Singapore – Brace yourselves for ice and fire – HBO’s global hit series Game of Thrones is coming to Singtel. From tomorrow, HBO Asia’s six channels will be available on Singtel TV and its companion mobile app, Singtel TV GO. To celebrate the launch, all six HBO* channels will be available on free preview for all Singtel TV customers from 1 to 28 February 2019.

HBO GO, HBO Asia’s streaming service, will be available from 15 March through CAST, Singtel’s video app for mobile and smart TV sets.

“We’re thrilled to welcome HBO to our entertainment line-up and we’re pleased to offer our customers a month-long free preview just in time for the Lunar New Year holidays. This partnership marks a significant milestone in our efforts to offer the best and most comprehensive range of content in Singapore, which is accessible across mobile, broadband and TV. We know that many of our customers are looking forward to the final season of Game of Thrones which premieres in April and I am equally excited to learn the fate of the Iron Throne!” said Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO, Consumer Singapore, Singtel.

With the introduction of HBO, Singtel TV continues to expand its content offerings following the addition of eight channels in 2018. These include Discovery Networks’ trio of lifestyle channels and the launch of its second in-house Asian entertainment channel, e-Le.

Along with the final chapter of Game of Thrones, customers can look forward to enjoying HBO’s most popular shows including Westworld and True Detective.

"We are delighted to launch all six of our HBO branded channels and our On-Demand service on Singtel TV, from Hollywood blockbusters and critically-acclaimed HBO Original series on HBO, to action-packed movies and series on CINEMAX and Asian stories on RED BY HBO,” said Mr Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia. “With this new partnership with Singtel, more subscribers in Singapore will now have access to the best Hollywood movies and award-winning HBO Original content from Asia and the U.S.”

Following the free preview, HBO Pak – which includes the six HBO Asia channels and HBO On Demand (yellow button on the Singtel TV remote control) on Singtel TV, and HBO GO – will be available as an add-on pack at $13.98 monthly. Singtel TV customers can sign up for the HBO Pak from 1 March on Singtel.com/TV or call 1609.

Singtel customers wishing to sign up only for HBO GO at the same price of $13.98 monthly can look out for updates on Singtel.com/CAST.

*Please see the Annexe for details of the six HBO channels.

Annexe

HBO Pak:

HBO HD (Singtel TV CH 420)

Home to the biggest and latest Hollywood blockbusters and award-winning HBO Originals, HBO is a 24-hour commercial-free premium programming subscription service for movie lovers. HBO brings the best of Hollywood first to Asia through exclusive output licensing deals with four major Hollywood studios - Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. In addition to the proprietary and award-winning HBO Original programs that are produced exclusively for HBO viewers, HBO's extensive content also includes movies from The Walt Disney Studios and a large number of major independent studios.

HBO SIGNATURE (HD) (Singtel TV CH 421)

HBO SIGNATURE is a 24-hour commercial-free premium programming subscription service that is home to award-winning HBO Originals, movie specials and showcases, with distinct, thought-provoking programming for discerning viewers.

HBO FAMILY (HD) (Singtel TV CH 422)

HBO FAMILY is a 24-hour commercial-free premium programming subscription service featuring wholesome movies that families can enjoy together. Devoted to a family-friendly viewing environment, HBO FAMILY offers fun-filled, light-hearted entertainment to viewers of all age groups.

HBO HITS (HD) (Singtel TV CH 423)

HBO HITS delivers a one-of-a-kind experience that will thrill any hardcore movie fan - a commercial-free premium programming subscription service dedicated to blockbuster hits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on a unique viewer-friendly schedule to suit the hectic lifestyle of today's busy movie fan.

CINEMAX (HD) (Singtel TV CH 424)

CINEMAX® is a male-skewed 24-hour commercial-free premium programming subscription service that packs entertainment with a bold, honest and unapologetic attitude. Offering non-stop action, suspense, comedy and science-fiction movies and series, CINEMAX keeps viewers on the edge with non-stop adrenaline and heart-pumping entertainment.

RED BY HBO (HD) (Singtel TV CH 425)

RED BY HBO is a young and dynamic Asian movie channel powered by one of the world's most prestigious channels - HBO. Home to internationally acclaimed, award-winning and popular movies and series from the region, RED BY HBO features local stories from Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea and Greater China, as well as HBO Asia Originals.

HBO ON DEMAND (yellow button on Singtel TV remote control)

The first Hollywood subscription movie on demand service to launch in Asia, HBO ON DEMAND is a subscription video on demand service that offers subscribers the flexibility and convenience of watching what they want, when they want to. A catch-up service complementary to HBO Asia's linear channels, viewers can enjoy complete control and unlimited viewing of their favorite Hollywood blockbuster movies, critically acclaimed series and HBO Original Productions on HBO ON DEMAND.

HBO GO (through Singtel CAST)

HBO GO is an internet-based service that allows HBO/HBO GO subscribers to enjoy exclusive HBO Originals - series, HBO movies, documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters, over PCs, MACs, iOS/Android mobile and tablet devices, anytime, anywhere.

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