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[change | change source]

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 (Channel 218), Goal TV 2 (Channel 219), ESPN (Channel 294), STAR Sports (Channel 273) and STAR Cricket (Channel 233) will also cease at the same time.

List of channels by StarHub TV[change | change source]

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
600 Series Movies
700 Series News
800 Series Chinese and Other Applications (Playin’TV, Interactive TV, KaraOK! and more)

Channel listing[change | change source]

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 Complimentary channel from 25th April 2011 to 31st December 2012 Official Website
112 SuperSports Arena Complimentary Sports Channels Official Website
114 Channel 114 TBA Currently an announcement of KBS World to be a paid package
115 KBS World Chinese Entertainment Plus
ONE Sensation Pack
Official Website
116 8 On-Demand Chinese S$8.56/month for subscribers with HubStation Official Website
118 RTM TV1 Free-to-air Official Website
119 TVRI Complimentary International Channels Official Website
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
132 Channel [V] India STAR Hindi Movies & Music Pack S$8.56/month for subscribers with HubStation
133 Sun TV Asia Official Website
135 STAR Vijay Asia Official Website
136 Vannathirai Asia Official Website
139 Asianet Asia Official Website
140 Channel i Asia Official Website
142 Eros Bollywood On Demand Asia S$8.56/month for subscribers with HubStation
144 The Filipino Channel International 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
151 RT Complimentary International Channels Official Website
152 TV5MONDE Asie International Official Website
153 DW-TV Complimentary International Channels Official Website
155 MediaCorp HD5 Free-to-air HD
200 Sports
201 SuperSports Arena Complimentary Sports Channels Official Website
202 SuperSports Sports Official Website
203 SuperSports Plus Sports Official Website
205 Eurosport Sports Official Website
206 Eurosport News Complimentary Sports Channels Official Website
211 Racquet Channel Sports Official Website
213 Golf Channel 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
222 Football Channel Sports Official Website
225 FC1 Sports
226 FC2 Sports
227 FC3 Sports
228 FC4 Sports
231 Cricket Extra Cricket Official Website
232 NEO Cricket Cricket Official Website
235 TEN Cricket Cricket Official Website
255 Sports HD Sports Official Website
256 All Sports Network HD All Sports Network Pack Official Website
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
302 BabyTV Kids Plus Official Website
303 CBeebies Kids Plus Official Website
304 Nick Jr. Kids Plus Official Website
311 Disney Junior Kids Official Website
312 Disney Channel Kids Official Website
313 Disney Channel @ Play Kids On Demand Channel Official Website
314 Nickelodeon Kids Official Website
315 Boomerang Kids Plus Official Website
316 Cartoon Network Kids Official Website
321 MomoKids Asia Kids Add-On / Chinese
400 Education/Lifestyle
401 History Education Official Website
403 CI Education Plus Official Website
404 Biography Channel Lifestyle Official Website
407 BBC Knowledge Education Official Website
411 National Geographic Channel Education Official Website
412 Nat Geo Adventure Education Plus Official Website
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 Discovery Home & Health Lifestyle Official Website
426 Discovery Turbo Lifestyle Official Website
427 TLC Education Official Website
432 BBC Lifestyle Lifestyle Plus Official Website
433 Food Network Asia Lifestyle Official Website
435 Asian Food Channel Lifestyle Official Website
441 E! Entertainment Lifestyle Official Website
442 Style Network Lifestyle Plus Official Website
443 Fashion TV Specialty Official Website
446 truTV Lifestyle Plus Official Website
447 Australia Network Complimentary International Channels Official Website
455 History HD Education HD Official Website
457 National Geographic Channel HD Education HD Official Website
458 Nat Geo Adventure HD Education Plus HD Official Website
459 Nat Geo WILD HD Education HD Official Website
461 Discovery HD World Education HD Official Website
468 Food Network Asia HD Lifestyle HD Official Website
500 Entertainment
501 STAR World Entertainment Official Website
502 FX Lifestyle Official Website
503 FOXCRIME Entertainment Plus Official Website
505 FOX Entertainment Official Website
511 AXN Entertainment Official Website
512 Universal Channel Entertainment Plus Official Website
515 WarnerTV Entertainment Plus Official Website
518 KIX KIX and Thrill Pack Official Website
521 BBC Entertainment Lifestyle Plus Official Website
522 Diva Universal Entertainment Official Website
523 ITV Granada Lifestyle Plus Official Website
525 AXN Beyond Entertainment Plus Official Website
526 Syfy Universal Entertainment Plus Official Website
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.
555 STAR World HD Entertainment HD Official Website
556 FX HD Lifestyle HD Official Website
557 FOXCRIME HD Entertainment Plus HD Official Website
558 FOX HD Entertainment HD Official Website
559 AXN HD Entertainment HD Official Website
560 Universal Channel HD Entertainment Plus HD Official Website
569 Syfy Universal HD Entertainment Plus HD Official Website
580 MTV Live HD Entertainment HD Official Website
583 iConcerts HD iConcerts Pack
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
611 MAX Movies Official Website
613 CinemaWorld CinemaWorld Pack
615 MGM Lifestyle Plus Official Website
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
655 HBO HD THE HBO PAK Official Website
658 HBO HiTS HD THE HBO PAK Official Website
662 Fox Movies Premium HD Fox Movies Premium Pack Official Website
663 Fox Family Movies HD Fox Movies Premium Pack Official Website
667 CinemaWorld HD CinemaWorld 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
757 Sky News HD World News HD 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
821 Xing Kong Chinese Infotainment Plus Official Website
822 STAR Chinese Channel Chinese Entertainment Official Website
823 SET One Chinese Entertainment Official Website
824 tvN Chinese Entertainment Official Website
825 E City Complimentary Chinese Entertainment Complimentary channel from 25th April 2011 to 31st December 2012 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
833 Asia Travel Chinese Infotainment Plus Official Website
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 TTV World Chinese Entertainment Plus 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
858 TVB Classic Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
859 TVB Xing He Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
864 STAR Chinese Movies On Demand STAR Chinese Movies Pack Free to STAR Chinese Movies Pack subscribers with HubStation.
865 STAR Chinese Movies 2 On Demand 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 2 STAR Chinese Movies Pack Official Website
868 Celestial Movies Movies Official Website
869 Celestial Classic Movies Movies Official Website
874 tvN HD Chinese Entertainment HD Official Website
876 SET One HD Chinese Entertainment HD Official Website
877 STAR Chinese Movies HD STAR Chinese Movies Pack
880 TVB Drama On Demand On Demand Channels Available for subscribers with HubStation
881 TVB HD Drama On Demand On Demand Channels Available for subscribers with HubStation HD
888 KaraOK! On Demand Channels $10.70/month or $4.82 for a Day Pass for subscribers with HubStation
890 RediGold Chinese
899 Interactive TV Complimentary StarHub Channels
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 213 PGA Tour On Demand Sports VOD Free to Sports Group subscribers with HubStation.
via 222 La Liga 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 855/856 VV Drama On Demand Chinese VOD Free to VV Drama subscribers with HubStation.
via VOD button SET One VOD On Demand Programmes Available by pressing the VOD button
via VOD button iConcerts VOD On Demand Programmes Available by pressing the VOD button

Video-On-Demand (StarHub Demand TV)[change | change source]

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

Former channels[change | change source]

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
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
832 JET 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 16 February 2011

Services & Features[change | change source]

  • 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[change | change source]

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 and Thomson SA.

Smart Card[change | change source]

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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