World Cup comes to both SingTel, StarHub viewers

World Cup comes to both SingTel, StarHub viewers

SINGAPORE - SingTel announced Wednesday that it has inked an exclusive deal with Fifa, the event's rights holder. Under the Media Development Authority's cross-carriage rule, SingTel has to share the content with StarHub in the same way that it is sharing its English Premier League (EPL) content.

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SingTel said that customers who sign up for or extend their Gold Pack or mio Stadium+ contracts - on both pay TV platforms - for 24 months will enjoy the matches for free.

Those who wish to watch the matches without committing to a contract can access all the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil matches on either pay TV platform at a one-time price of $105 excluding GST.

All 64 matches will be available 'live' and on-demand on tablets and smartphones through the company's app, mio TV GO. It will also feature multicamera views in a World Cup first for Singapore.

SingTel mio TV said it is finalising a deal to share the World Cup with everyone through free-to-air coverage for key matches. These matches will also be available for free on mobile devices for the first time.

The pay TV provider added that it is also working with Community Clubs island-wide to explore screening selected matches, just as it did for the BPL season.

All existing Gold pack, mio Stadium+ pack, and BPL customers will receive letters with more details about the World Cup offer by early April.

The offers and prices are applicable to residential customers. Packages for business owners will be announced shortly, SingTel said.

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