StarHub reboots content

StarHub reboots content
(From left) Singapore Sports Hub chief executive Philippe Delavaud, StarHub chief executive officer Tan Tong Hai, Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Championships tournament director Melissa Pine and World Sport Group’s Adrian Staiti at a ceremony on 17 July 2014,Starhub is the official telecommunications partner of the Sports Hub for the next seven years,

Starhub announced yesterday a reorganisation of its self-packaged sports channels under its Sports Group from Aug 15.

These channels - currently known as Football Channel, Racquet Channel, SuperSports, SuperSports Plus and Sports HD - will be repackaged into SuperSports 1 (Ch201), SuperSports 2 (Ch202) and SuperSports 3 (Ch203).

Together with SuperSports Arena, an existing free cable channel, the three channels will augment StarHub's sports line-up with a richer and wider mix of programming.

All three channels will also broadcast in high definition.

SuperSports 1 will include content such as tennis, badminton and extreme sports. Key draws include the Association of Tennis Professionals Tour, tennis' French Open and US Open, and the Badminton World Federation SuperSeries.

SuperSports 2 will have programmes from the World Wrestling Entertainment, National Basketball Association and German Bundesliga.

SuperSports 3 will present shows such as women's tennis, women's golf, swimming and gymnastics. It will cover events from the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), Ladies Professional Golf Association and Fina World Championships.

SuperSports Arena, originally at Ch201, will move to Ch205. It will continue to offer international and local content such as live LionsXII and S-League matches, the upcoming WTA Finals and Singapore Slingers home games in the ASEAN Basketball League.

Under the reorganisation, the Golf Channel will move from Ch213 to Ch204, Eurosport from Ch205 to Ch212, and Eurosportnews from Ch206 to Ch211.

Customers will be entitled to free viewing of the three channels from Aug 15 (9am) to Sept 4 (noon).

Subscription to the Sports Group is priced at $19.26 (including GST) for SuperSports 1, 2 and 3 alongside nine other sports channels.

This article was published on Aug 1 in The Straits Times.

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