StarHub TV

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StarHub TV
Country Singapore
First air date July 1991
Founded by StarHub
Broadcast area Singapore
Owner StarHub
Key people Neil Montefiore, CEO
Official website StarHub TV

StarHub TV is the sole cable television operator in Singapore (it was the sole pay-TV operator in the country until 2007 when mio TV, an IPTV service from its competitor, SingTel, was launched). A subsidiary of StarHub Limited, when StarHub acquired Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) in 2001, and now assumes ownership over the S$600 million broadband infrastructure built across the country by 1996.

The company offers cable television services via the cable network which has been in operation since 1991, but now under the name StarHub TV. It also provides this service via a wireless network, the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) system.

Company history

The history of cable TV in Singapore started in 1991 when the then Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) was licensed to establish a nationwide broadband cable network to provide pay-TV services. SCTV also had the unprecedented responsibility of delivering terrestrial free-to-air (FTA) channels to Singapore households via its cable points, free-of-charge to viewers.

In 1999, SCV completed the construction of its S$600 million network, and in recognition of its nationwide cabling effort, SCV was granted exclusivity in the provision of pay-TV services until 2002. As the nation developed, Singaporeans began to embrace pay-TV as an additional source of lifestyle entertainment, in addition to other entertainment sources such as cinemas, Internet and DVD/VCD purchase/rentals.

In 2002, StarHub completed its merger with Singapore Cable Vision which was renamed StarHub Cable Vision.[1][2]

On 2007, StarHub Cable Television was rebranded as StarHub TV .[3]

From February 2009, StarHub TV had converted to Full Digital Mode, which meant that all Analogue transmission had cease operation.

On 30 April 2010, StarHub TV made changes to all channel numbers accessed from its cable TV platform to enable easy recall for subscribers. They introduced the three-digit numbering system for its over 150 channels carried on its platform.

On 1 August 2010, StarHub TV will cease broadcasting the Barclays English Premier League for the 2010/11, 2011/12 and 2012/13 seasons as it did not procure the rights to do so. Its carriage of Goal TV 1, Goal TV 2, ESPN, STAR Sports and STAR Cricket will also cease at the same time. The ESS channels were unavailable on StarHub's platform for 3 years until in December 2012, it was announced that ESPN, STAR Sports and STAR Cricket will return to StarHub on 14 December on a non-exclusive basis.

Rediffusion Singapore was added in to StarHub TV in October 2010 as RediGold, the first FM channel to hit cable TV. But due to declining listenership, Rediffusion announced that it will cease transmission on 1 May 2012, and its channel on StarHub TV will also cease at the same time. It is expected to resume transmission in 2013.

On 31 May 2011, StarHub TV's Channel 101 made way for ScreenSingapore Channel from Preview Channel from 1–19 June 2011. Afterwards, the channel was returned to Preview Channel.

On 29 December 2011, JimJam and JET TV ceased broadcasting on StarHub TV. Playin' TV was ceased on 15 February 2012 as well.

On 1 October 2012, Cricket Extra and NEO Cricket ceased broadcasting on StarHub TV, leaving TEN Cricket as an a la carte channel for $32.10/mth until when STAR Cricket was added in.

On February 2012 and January 2013, StarHub launched two new channels, Channel 114 and Channel 873 respectively, however not meant for new channels or permanent basis. They are coincidentally right next to the two KBS World channels to inform subscribers about when the channels have their last-day free-to-air and which groups they will be in respectively. Channel 110, the former Sunsilk Academy Fantasia channel, is still unused after October 2012.

In February 2013, StarHub launched new packaging for the March brochure, but TTV World was not included. On 9 February 2013, TTV World ceased broadcasting on StarHub TV.

In mid-June 2013, MGM ceased transmission.

List of channels by StarHub TV

StarHub TV offers more than 100 over channels to choose from, special features, functions and services for their digital cable television subscription. The channels are grouped according to the following genres:

Channel Genre
100 Series International/Ethnic/Free-To-Air
200 Series Sports
300 Series Kids
400 Series Education/Lifestyle
500 Series Entertainment/Local
600 Series Movies
700 Series News
800 Series Chinese and Other Applications (Playin’TV, Interactive TV, KaraOK! and more)

Channel listing

Channel Name Group(s) Notes Official Website/Link
100 International / Ethnic / Free-to-air
101 Preview Channel Free-to-air Official Website
102 MediaCorp Channel 5 Free-to-air Mediacorp channels Official Website
103 MediaCorp Channel 8 Free-to-air Official Website
104 MediaCorp Suria Free-to-air Official Website
105 MediaCorp Vasantham Free-to-air Official Website
106 MediaCorp Channel NewsAsia Free-to-air Official Website
107 MediaCorp Channel U Free-to-air Official Website
108 MediaCorp okto Free-to-air Official Website
111 E City Complimentary Chinese Entertainment Official Website
112 SuperSports Arena Complimentary Sports Channels Official Website
115 KBS World Chinese Entertainment Plus
ONE Sensation Pack
Official Website
116 MediaCorp Suria HD Free-to-air HD
117 Blockbuster Hangat
118 Astro Warna Idaman Add-On Pack
120 Dunia Sinema On Demand
121 MNC Business MNC Indonesia Pack Official Website
122 MNC International MNC Indonesia Pack Official Website
123 Sensasi ONE Sensation Pack Official Website
124 SET One (Malay) ONE Sensation Pack Official Website
125 Zee TV Asia Official Website
126 STAR Plus Asia Official Website
127 Sony Entertainment Television Asia Asia Official Website
128 COLORS Asia Official Website
129 STAR Gold STAR Hindi Movies & Music Pack S$8.56/month for subscribers with HubStation Official Website
130 Zee Cinema Asia Official Website
131 SONY Max Asia
132 Channel [V] India STAR Hindi Movies & Music Pack S$8.56/month for subscribers with HubStation
133 Sun TV Asia Official Website
134 Sun Music Asia
135 STAR Vijay Asia Official Website
136 Vannathirai Asia Official Website
137 V Thamizh Asia
138 Zee Tamizh Asia
139 Asianet Asia Official Website
140 Channel i Asia Official Website
141 Verna Asia
142 Eros Bollywood On Demand Asia S$8.56/month for subscribers with HubStation
143 ANC News/TFC Pack Official Website
144 The Filipino Channel International/TFC Pack Official Website
145 Cinema One Global Movies/TFC Pack Official Website
146 Arirang TV Complimentary International Channels Official Website
147 NHK World Premium International Official Website
148 NHK World TV Complimentary International Channels Official Website
149 Hello Japan Complimentary International Channels
151 RT Complimentary International Channels Official Website
152 TV5MONDE Asie International Official Website
153 DW-TV Complimentary International Channels Official Website
154 MediaCorp Channel 8 HD Free-to-air HD
155 MediaCorp Channel 5 HD Free-to-air HD
156 MediaCorp Vasantham HD Free-to-air HD
157 Zee TV HD Asia Official Website
158 Zee News Asia
159 Zee Khana Khazana Asia
160 Life OK Asia
161 NDTV Good Times NDTV Pack
162 NDTV 24x7 NDTV Pack
163 SAB TV SAB TV Pack
164 SAB TV On Demand
168 Varnam On Demand
170 MNC Infotainment MNC Indonesia Pack Official Website
178 RTM TV1 Free-to-air Official Website
179 TVRI Complimentary International Channels Official Website
183 MediaCorp okto HD Free-to-air HD
200 Sports
201 SuperSports 1 Sports Official Website
202 SuperSports 2 Sports Official Website
203 SuperSports 3 Sports Official Website
204 SuperSports 4 Sports Official Website
205 SuperSports Arena Complimentary Sports Channels Official Website
206
207 FOX Sports News Complimentary Sports Channels
208 FOX Sports Sports
209 FOX Sports 2 Sports
210 FOX Sports 3 Sports
211 Eurosport News Complimentary Sports Channels Official Website
212 Eurosport Sports Official Website
215 All Sports Network All Sports Network Pack Official Website
216 NBA TV Sports Official Website
217 Setanta Sports Sports Official Website
218 SuperSports PPV Sports
225 Red Card Sports Radio Sports
226 mio stadium Multiview 101 Sports
227 mio stadium 102 (HD) Sports
228 mio stadium 103 (HD) Sports
229 mio stadium 104 (HD) Sports
230 mio stadium 105 (HD) Sports
231 mio stadium 106 (HD) Sports
232 mio stadium 107 (HD) Sports
233 mio stadium 108 (HD) Sports
234 mio stadium on demand Sports
235 TEN Cricket Cricket Official Website
236 STAR Cricket Cricket
237 STAR Cricket Extra Cricket
238 IPL Channel Cricket
239 IPL Channel Extra Cricket
288 Horse Racing Channel 88 Horse Racing Singapore Pools / Turf Club Channels Official Website
289 Horse Racing Channel 89 Horse Racing Official Website
300 Kids
301 BabyFirst Kids Plus
302 BabyTV Kids Plus Official Website
303 CBeebies Kids Plus Official Website
304 Nick Jr. Kids Plus Official Website
306 ZooMoo Kids Plus
308 Discovery Kids Kids
309 Disney Movies on Demand
310 Disney XD Kids
311 Disney Junior Kids Official Website
312 Disney Channel Kids Official Website
313 Disney on Demand Kids On Demand Channel
314 Nickelodeon Kids Official Website
315 Toonami Kids
316 Cartoon Network Kids Official Website
317 Boomerang Kids Plus Official Website
321 MomoKids Asia Kids Add-On / Chinese
325 EEVA's Learning Channel On Demand
400 Education/Lifestyle
401 History Education Official Website
402 H2 Education
403 CI Education Plus Official Website
404 Fyi Lifestyle
407 BBC Knowledge Education Official Website
410 National Geographic Play
411 National Geographic Channel Education Official Website
412 Nat Geo People Education Plus
413 Nat Geo WILD Education Official Website
422 Discovery Channel Education Official Website
423 Discovery Science Lifestyle Official Website
424 Animal Planet Education Official Website
425 EVE Lifestyle
426 DMAX Lifestyle
427 TLC Education Official Website
428 RTL CBS Extreme HD Lifestyle Plus HD
432 BBC Lifestyle Lifestyle Plus Official Website
433 Food Network Asia Lifestyle Official Website
435 Asian Food Channel Lifestyle Official Website
437 HGTV Lifestyle
441 E! Entertainment Lifestyle Official Website
442 Fashion One Specialty
443 ftv.com Specialty Official Website
446 truTV Lifestyle Plus Official Website
447 Australia Plus Television Complimentary International Channels Official Website
457 National Geographic Channel HD Education HD Official Website
461 Discovery HD World Education HD Official Website
473 Travel Channel HD Lifestyle Plus HD
475 Ginx HD Lifestyle Plus HD
500 Entertainment/Local
501 STAR World Entertainment Official Website
502 STAR World Play
503 FOXCRIME Entertainment Plus Official Website
504 FOXCRIME Play
505 FOX Entertainment Official Website
506 FOX Play
507 FX Lifestyle Official Website
508 FX Play
509 RTL CBS Entertainment HD Entertainment HD
511 AXN Entertainment Official Website
512 Universal Channel Entertainment Plus Official Website
513 DIVA Entertainment Official Website
514 Lifetime Entertainment Plus
515 WarnerTV Entertainment Plus Official Website
516 Comedy Central Asia Entertainment Official Website
517 Syfy Entertainment Plus Official Website
518 KIX KIX and Thrill Pack Official Website
519 HITS Entertainment
520 HITS Replay
521 BBC Entertainment Lifestyle Plus Official Website
525 beTV Entertainment Plus
529 ANIPLUS HD Entertainment Plus
530 ANIPLUS HD On Demamd
531 Channel [V] International Entertainment Plus Official Website
532 Animax Entertainment Official Website
533 MTV SEA Entertainment Official Website
535 Nat Geo Music Education Plus Official Website
538 iConcerts iConcerts Pack
539 iConcerts On Demand iConcerts Pack Free to iConcerts Pack subscribers with HubStation.
580 MTV Live HD Entertainment HD Official Website
600 Movies
601 HBO Movies/THE HBO PAK Official Website
602 HBO On Demand THE HBO PAK Free to HBO PAK subscribers with HubStation. Official Website
603 HBO Signature THE HBO PAK Official Website
604 HBO Family THE HBO PAK Official Website
605 HBO HiTS THE HBO PAK Official Website
608 Disney Movies on Demand
611 Cinemax Movies Official Website
613 CinemaWorld CinemaWorld Pack
614 CinemaWorld on Demand CinemaWorld Pack
616 TCM Lifestyle Plus Official Website
618 Thrill KIX and Thrill Pack Official Website
622 Fox Movies Premium Fox Movies Premium Pack Official Website
623 Fox Movies Play Fox Movies Premium Pack Free to Fox Movies Premium Pack subscribers with HubStation. Official Website
624 Fox Family Movies Fox Movies Premium Pack Official Website
625 Fox Action Movies HD Fox Movies Premium Pack
700 News
701 BBC World News World News Official Website
702 Fox News Channel World News Plus Official Website
703 Sky News World News Plus Official Website
707 CNBC Asia World News Official Website
708 Bloomberg Television Complimentary News Channel Official Website
711 CNN International World News Official Website
712 HLN World News Plus Official Website
722 CCTV News World News Official Website
800 Chinese / Chinese Movies / Applications
801 CCTV-4 Shen Zhou News Channel and CCTV-4 Pack Official Website
805 Phoenix Chinese Channel Chinese Infotainment Official Website
806 Phoenix InfoNews Channel Chinese Infotainment Plus Official Website
807 Shen Zhou News Channel Shen Zhou News Channel and CCTV-4 Pack Official Website
808 TVBS-NEWS Chinese Entertainment Official Website
809 Chinese Business Network Complimentary Chinese Entertainment
816 Oh!K Chinese Entertainment
820 SET One (English) Chinese Entertainment Official Website
821 Xing Kong Chinese Infotainment Plus Official Website
822 STAR Chinese Channel Chinese Entertainment Official Website
823 SET One Chinese Entertainment Official Website
824 channel M Chinese Entertainment
825 E City Complimentary Chinese Entertainment Official Website
826 E City (+2) Chinese Entertainment timeshift channel of E City, broadcasting 2 hours later Official Website
827 CTI TV Chinese Infotainment Official Website
828 TVBS Asia Chinese Infotainment Official Website
829 TVB8 Chinese Entertainment Official Website
830 Jiangsu Satellite Channel Complimentary Chinese Entertainment
832 Dragon TV Chinese Infotainment Plus
833 Asia Travel Chinese Infotainment Plus Official Website
837 now TV on Demand
838 TVBJ TVB Cantonese Pack Official Website
839 TVB Cantonese on Demand TVB Cantonese Pack Free to TVB Cantonese Pack subscribers with HubStation.
845 MTV China Chinese Music Infotainment Official Website
846 KMTV Asia Official Website
847 Channel [V] Taiwan Chinese Infotainment Plus Official Website
848 Channel [V] China Chinese Infotainment Plus Official Website
851 now HaiRun Chinese Official Website
852 Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand On Demand Channels S$6.42/month for subscribers with HubStation
855 VV Drama Chinese Official Website
856 VV Drama (+3) Chinese timeshift channel of VV Drama, broadcasting 3 hours later Official Website
857 VV Drama on Demand
858 TVB Classic Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
859 TVB Xing He Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
860 TVB First
861 now Baogu Movies Movies
862 now Baogu Movies on Demand
864 STAR Chinese Movies Play STAR Chinese Movies Pack Free to STAR Chinese Movies Pack subscribers with HubStation.
865 STAR Chinese Movies Legend Play STAR Chinese Movies Pack Free to STAR Chinese Movies Pack subscribers with HubStation.
866 STAR Chinese Movies Movies/STAR Chinese Movies Pack Official Website
867 STAR Chinese Movies Legend STAR Chinese Movies Pack Official Website
868 Celestial Movies Movies Official Website
869 Celestial Classic Movies Movies Official Website
870 Celestial Movies on Demand
871 Celestial Classic Movies on Demand
888 KaraOK! On Demand Channels $10.70/month or $4.82 for a Day Pass for subscribers with HubStation
899 Interactive TV Complimentary StarHub Channels
900 Add-On-Packs
VOD channels
via 123 Sensasi On Demand Asia VOD Free to ONE Sensation Pack subscribers with HubStation.
via 202 WWE Series On Demand Sports VOD Free to Sports Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 204 PGA Tour On Demand Sports VOD Free to Sports Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 407 BBC Knowledge On Demand Education VOD Free to Education Basic Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 432 BBC Lifestyle On Demand Lifestyle Plus VOD Free to Lifestyle Basic Upsize Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 111/825/826 E City On Demand Chinese Entertainment VOD Free to Chinese Entertainment Basic Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 827 CTI On Demand Chinese Infotainment VOD Free to Chinese Infotainment Basic Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 828 TVBS Asia On Demand Chinese Infotainment VOD Free to Chinese Infotainment Basic Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 838 TVBJ On Demand Chinese VOD Free to TVB Cantonese Pack subscribers with HubStation.
via VOD button SET One VOD On Demand Programmes Available by pressing the VOD button

Video-On-Demand (StarHub Demand TV)

  • On-Demand video/movie screening from Demand TV (VOD) portal

Former channels

Channel Name Removed date Reason
Before 30 April 2010
007/017 Turner Network Television Late 1990s
059 HBO Asia 1999 Without Chinese subtitles
034 Eureka Learning Channel 31 March 2002
007 MediaCorp CityTV 2002 Economic reasons
008 TV2 2002 copyright laws
050 TV3 2002 copyright laws
008 SPH MediaWorks Channel i 1 January 2005 merger with MediaCorp
042 Voice of America 2005
049 Asia Plus 2008 moved to SingTel mio TV
051 MTV Mandarin August 2008
303 HD Showcase
081 Soundtrack Channel 2008
083 Zone Reality 2008
104 ETTV Asia 2008 moved to SingTel mio TV
After 30 April 2010
218 Goal TV 1 1 August 2010 limited commercial viability of the channel
moved to SingTel mio TV, (now mio stadium 108) (HD), STAR Cricket Ch 233 (now Ch 236), STAR Sports (now FOX Sports 2) Ch 273 (now Ch 209), ESPN (now FOX Sports) Ch 294 (now Ch 208), Goal TV 1 (now SuperSports PPV)
219 Goal TV 2
233 STAR Cricket
273 STAR Sports
294 ESPN Asia
101 Preview Channel 31 May 2011 replaced by ScreenSingapore Channel
ScreenSingapore Channel 19 June 2011 handed back to Preview Channel
301 JimJam 29 December 2011 Low subscribeship, JimJam (now BabyFirst)
832 JET TV Low subscribeship, JET TV (now Dragon TV)
622 STAR Movies 1 January 2012 replaced by Fox Movies Premium
623 STAR Movies On Demand replaced by Fox Movies Play
662 STAR Movies HD replaced by Fox Movies Premium HD
897 Playin' TV 15 February 2012 Low Subscribeship
525 AXN Beyond 1 April 2012 replaces by beTV
890 RediGold 1 May 2012 Declining listenership
110 Sunsilk Academy Fantasia channel 1 October 2012 Low Subscribeship
231 Cricket Extra Low subscribeship, (now mio stadium 106) (HD)
232 NEO Cricket Low subscribeship, (now mio stadium 107) (HD)
315 Boomerang 1 December 2012 replaced by Toonami, Boomerang Ch 315 (now Ch 317) on 1 January 2015
851 TTV World 9 February 2013 Low Subscribeship, TTV World (now now HaiRun)
615 MGM 28 May 2013 Low Subscribeship

Services & Features

  • Games on Playin'TV/FunZone (All set-top boxes)
  • Demand TV (HD Interactive, HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Smart TV (Program or Series Recording Features) (HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Free SurfLite 1000(Download: 1 Mbit/s Upload: 256kbit/s) (HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Digital Voice Service (HubStation + Integrated Access Device (IAD))
  • Chat/SMS (HubStation and Hubstation HD)
  • Program Start Over Controlling (HD Interactive, Hubstation and Hubstation HD)
  • Ability to subscribe channels via "Blue" button (HD Interactive, Hubstation and Hubstation HD)
  • KaraOK!: Channel 888 (HD Interactive, Hubstation and Hubstation HD)
  • Channel Finder via "*" Button

Models, Connection types and Prices (inc. of GST) of Set-top Boxes

Discontinued

  • Analogue [Model: IDPBB, CT-1900] - Obsolete, no longer supported by Starhub
  • Digital [Model: ABQ-1H57-SCV, DCI155HB, SCV-2110C] - Still supported
  • HubStation (DVR/Smart TV) [Model: DCI62SHB] - Still supported

Current

  • HD Interactive Set-top Box (HD) [Model: SCV-3800C, CISCO 4586DVB] - Main box w/GST: S$6.42/month, if used as additional box w/GST: S$14.98/month; Inputs: Component/Digital Audio (SPDIF)/HDMI
  • HubStation HD (HD DVR/Smart TV) [Model: DC182SHB] - Main box w/GST: $14.98/month, if used as additional box w/GST: S$23.54/month; Inputs: Component/Digital Audio (SPDIF)/HDMI

A complimentary 1Mbit/s Internet Connection is provided for HubStation/HubStation HD set-top boxes.

The first set-top boxes were produced by Jerrold Communications from 1995 to 1998; after the Jerrold name went out of use, and following its subsequent acquisation by Motorola, the subsequent set-top boxes were produced by Motorola from 1998 to 2004. During that period, a second design was introduced, which is also seen in the commercial announcing the end of analogue cable transmission on 30 June 2009. The Digital, HD, Hubstation & Hubstation HD set-top boxes were made by Advanced Digital Broadcast, Thomson SA, Cisco and recently, Samsung.

Smart Card

The smart card that StarHub TV provides are the Nagravision ones. It is given to all digital based set-top boxes. The digital, HD, Hubstation and Hubstation HD set-top boxes all use the same type of card. It is black on the top showing the StarHub's logo and name, and at the back, the card is white and has a golden chip that stores the subscriber's information and channels they subscribe to and there is a message saying, "do not remove the smart card from the set top box's slot to avoid service disruption".

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