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StarHub TV Singapore

StarHub Cable Vision Limited is the sole cable television operator in Singapore. A subsidiary of StarHub Limited, when StarHub acquired Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) in 2002, and now assumes ownership over the S$600 million broadband infrastructure built across the country by September 1999.

The company offers cable television services via the cable network which has been in operation since June 1995, but now under the name StarHub TV. It also provides this service via a wireless network, the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV) system.

The history of cable TV in Singapore started in June 1995 when the then Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) was licensed to establish a nationwide broadband cable network to provide pay-TV services. SCV 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 September 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 June 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 July 2002, StarHub completed its merger with Singapore Cable Vision, which was renamed StarHub Cable Vision.[1][2]

On 19 September 2008, StarHub Digital Cable was rebranded as StarHub TV.[3]

From 4 July 2009 onwards, StarHub TV would be entering to Full Digital Mode which means all Analogue transmission would cease operation.

From mid 2010, StarHub TV will no longer broadcast 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. It's carriage of ESPN (Channel 23), STAR SPORTS (Channel 24) and STAR Cricket (Channel 110) will also cease at the same time.

Contents

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.

Complimentary Channels

Free To Air Channels:

Complimentary International Channels:

Complimentary StarHub Channels:

  • 001 - Preview Channel
  • 096 - Granada TV (Free preview is valid until 31 May 2010)
  • 122 - SuperSports Arena
  • 800 - Interactive TV

Basic

Education:

World News:

Entertainment:

Kids:

Chinese Entertainment:

Chinese Infotainment:

Lifestyle:

Basic Upsize

Kids:

Lifestyle:

Education:

Entertainment:

World News:

Chinese Infotainment:

Chinese Entertainment:

Add-On

Sports:

All Sports Network Pack:

Cricket:

Horse Racing:

  • 088, 089 - Horse Racing

Chinese:

Asia:

Movies:

STAR CHINESE MOVIES Pack:

THE HBO PAK:

Specialty:

International:

HD Add-On

Education HD:

On Demand Add-On

  • Disney Channel @ Play
  • Ruyi Hokkien Channel On Demand
  • KaraOK! (Ch 888)

Video-On-Demand (StarHub Demand TV)

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

Former channels

  • 007/017 - Turner Network Television (removed in the late 1990s)
  • 007 - SportsCity, later renamed CityTV (ceased transmission in 2002 by MediaCorp)
  • 008 - SPH MediaWorks Channel i (ceased transmission due to the merger with MediaCorp in 2005)
  • 034 - Eureka Learning Channel (ceased transmission in early 2000s, now replaced with Playhouse Disney)
  • 049 - Asia Plus (removed in 2008, now replaced with TVBS-NEWS)
  • 051 - MTV Mandarin (removed in August 2008, now replaced with MTV China)
  • 059 - HBO Asia (Without Chinese subtitles, replaced with MAX in the late 1990s)
  • 081 - Soundtrack Channel (removed in 2008)
  • 083 - Zone Reality (removed in July 2008)
  • 104 - ETTV Asia (removed in 2008)
  • 303 - HD Showcase (removed in August 2008, now replaced with The History Channel HD)
  • 402 - HubTV (ceased transmission on 4th January 2010)

Services & Features

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

Types and Prices(inc. of GST) of Set-top Boxes

  • Analogue [Model: IDPBB, CT-1900] - No longer in use
  • Digital [Model: ABQ-1H57-SCV, DCI155HB, SCV-2110C] - Main box w/GST: S$4.28/month, if used as additional box w/GST: S$12.84/month
  • High Definition (HD) [Model: SCV-3800C] - Main box w/GST: S$6.42/month, if used as additional box w/GST: S$14.98/month
  • HubStation (DVR/Smart TV) [Model: DCI62SHB] - Main box w/GST: S$8.56/month, if used as additional box w/GST: S$17.12/month
  • 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

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

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 uses 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".

References

External links


Simple English

StarHub TV is a service provided to customers by StarHub in Singapore. It brings channels from around the world to its customers through cables (called Cable Television). It is currently the biggest operator in Singapore.

Contents

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
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
101 Preview Channel Free-to-air StarHub Link
102 MediaCorp Channel 5 Free-to-air 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 Ofiicial Website
107 MediaCorp Channel U Free-to-air Official Website
108 MediaCorp okto Free-to-air Official Website
115 KBS World Complimentary International Channels Official Website
118 TV1 Complimentary StarHub Channels Official Website
119 TVRI Complimentary International Channels Not available in Starhub TV and it is no longer available already due to limited viability of the channel and will be moved to mio TV using Fibre optic(Explore home plan) Official Website
122 MNC The Indonesian Channel Asia Will cease transmission on 1st January 2011 due to limited viability of the channel and will be moved to mio TV using Fibre optic(Explore home plan) Official Website
123 Sensasi Asia Official Website
125 Zee TV Asia Official Website
126 STAR PLUS Asia Official Website
127 Sony Entertainment Television Asia Asia Official Website
129 STAR GOLD Asia Official Website
130 Zee Cinema Asia Official Website
133 Sun TV Asia Official Website
135 STAR VIJAY Asia Official Website
136 Vannathirai Asia StarHub Link
139 Asianet Asia Official Website
140 Channel i Asia Official Website
144 The Filipino Channel International Official Website
146 Arirang TV Complimentary International Channels Official Website
147 NHK World Premium International Official Website
151 RT Complimentary International Channels Official Website
152 TV5 Monde Asie International Official Website
153 Deutsche Welle Complimentary International Channels Official Website
155 MediaCorp HD5 Free-to-air
201 SuperSports Arena Complimentary StarHub Channels StarHub Link
202 SuperSports Sports StarHub Link
203 SuperSports Plus Sports StarHub Link
205 Eurosport Sports Official Website
206 Eurosport News Sports Official Website
211 Racquet Channel Sports StarHub Link
213 Golf Channel Sports Official Website
215 All Sports Network All Sports Network Pack Official Website
222 Football Channel Sports StarHub Link
231 Cricket Extra Cricket StarHub Link
232 NEO Cricket Cricket Official Website
235 TEN Sports Cricket Official Website
255 Sports HD Sports StarHub Link
256 All Sports Network HD All Sports Network Pack Official Website
288 Horse Racing Channel 88 Horse Racing StarHub Link
289 Horse Racing Channel 89 Horse Racing StarHub Link
301 JimJam Kids Plus Official Website
302 BabyTV Kids Official Website
303 CBeebies Kids Plus Official Link
311 Playhouse Disney 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
401 History Education Official Website
403 CI Education Plus Official Website
404 Bio. 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 The Style Network Lifestyle Plus Official Website
443 Fashion TV Speciality 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 Official Website
459 NAT GEO WILD HD Education HD Official Website
461 Discovery HD Education HD Official Website
468 Food Network Asia HD Lifestyle HD Official Website
501 STAR WORLD Entertainment Official Website
502 FX Lifestyle Plus Official Website
503 FOX CRIME 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 StarHub Link
521 BBC Entertainment Lifestyle Plus Official Website
522 Diva Universal Entertainment Official Website
523 ITV Granada Complimentary StarHub Channels Free until 30th November 2010 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 Southeast Asia Entertainment Official Website
535 NAT GEO MUSIC Education Plus Official Website
555 STAR WORLD HD Entertainment Official Website
556 FX HD Lifestyle Plus Official Website
557 FOX CRIME HD Entertainment Plus Official Website
558 FOX HD Entertainment Official Website
559 AXN HD Entertainment Official Website
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/THE HBO PAK Official Website
615 MGM Lifestyle Plus Official Website
616 TCM Lifestyle Plus Official Website
618 Thrill KIX and Thrill Pack StarHub Link
622 STAR MOVIES STAR MOVIES PACK Official Website
623 STAR MOVIES On Demand STAR MOVIES PACK Official Website
624 FOX FAMILY MOVIES STAR MOVIES PACK Official Website
655 HBO HD THE HBO PAK Official Website
662 STAR MOVIES HD STAR MOVIES PACK Official Website
701 BBC World News World News Official Website
702 FOX NEWS World News Plus Official Website
703 SKY NEWS World News Plus Official Website
707 CNBC World News Official Website
708 Bloomberg Television World News Official Website
711 CNN International World News Official Website
712 HLN World News Plus Official Website
722 CCTV News World News Official Website
801 CCTV-4 Chinese Official Website
805 Phoenix Chinese Channel Chinese Infotainment Official Website
806 Phoenix InfoNews Channel Chinese Infotainment Plus 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
824 tvN Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
825 E City Chinese Entertainment StarHub Link
826 E City (+2) Chinese Entertainment timeshift channel of E City, broadcasting 2 hours later StarHub Link
827 CTI TV Chinese Infotainment Official Website
828 TVBS Asia Chinese Infotainment Official Website
829 TVB8 Chinese Entertainment Official Website
832 JET TV Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
833 Asia Travel Chinese Infotainment Plus StarHub Link
838 TVBJ Chinese Official Website
839 TVB Cantonese on Demand Pack On Demand Chinese Channel
845 MTV China Chinese Music Infotainment 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 StarHub Link
856 VV Drama (+3) Chinese timeshift channel of VV Drama, broadcasting 3 hours later StarHub Link
858 TVB Classic Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
859 TVB Xing He Chinese Entertainment Plus Official Website
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
880 TVB Drama On Demand On Demand Channels Avaialble 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
897 Playin' TV Specialty Official website
898 HubTV Complimentary StarHub Channels
899 Interactive TV Complimentary StarHub Channels
VOD PGA Tour On Demand Sports Free to Sports Group subscribers with HubStation.
VOD WWE Series On Demand Sports Free to Sports Group subscribers with HubStation.
VOD E City On Demand Chinese Entertainment Free to Chinese Entertainment Basic Group subscribers with HubStation.
VOD TVBJ On Demand Chinese Free to TVBJ subscribers with HubStation.
VOD VV Drama On Demand Chinese Free to VV Drama subscribers with HubStation

Video-On-Demand (StarHub Demand TV)

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

Former channels

  • 017 - Turner Network Television (removed in the late 1990s)
  • 007 - CityEntertainment later renamed CityTV (ceased transmission in 2002 by MediaCorp now replaced with MediaCorp TV Channel U)
  • 008 - TV2 (removed in 2002 due to copyright laws now also replaced with MediaCorp TV12 okto)
  • 008 - SPH MediaWorks Channel i (ceased transmission due to the merger with MediaCorp in 2005 now replaced with MediaCorp TV12 okto)
  • 020 - 'TV Media (stopped airing advertisements on its channel in late 2002)
  • 034 - Eureka Learning Channel (ceased transmission on 31 March 2002, now replaced with Playhouse Disney (Ch 313))
  • 042 - Voice of America
  • 049 - Asia Plus (removed in 2008 and moved to singtel mio TV, now replaced with TVBS-NEWS)
  • 050 - TV3 (removed in 2002 due to copyright laws)
  • 051 - MTV Mandarin (removed in August 2008, now replaced with MTV China)
  • 059 - HBO Asia (Without Chinese subtitles, replaced with MAX in the late 1990s)
  • 081 - Soundtrack Channel (removed in 2008)
  • 083 - Zone Reality (removed in 2008)
  • 104 - ETTV Asia (removed in 2008 and moved to singtel mio TV)
  • 303 - HD Showcase (removed in August 2008, now replaced with History Channel HD)
  • 218 - Goal TV 1 (ceased transmission with effect from 1 August 2010 due to limited commercial viability of the channel and moved to singtel mio TV)
  • 219 - Goal TV 2 (ceased transmission with effect from 1 August 2010 due to limited commercial viability of the channel and moved to singtel mio TV)
  • 233 - STAR Cricket (ceased transmission with effect from 1 August 2010 and moved to singtel mio TV)
  • 273 - STAR Sports (ceased transmission with effect from 1 August 2010 and moved to singtel mio TV)
  • 294 - ESPN Asia (ceased transmission with effect from 1 August 2010 and moved to singtel mio TV)
  • 118 - TV1 (ceased transmission with effect from 1 December 2010 due to onwership issues and moved to mio tv)
  • 119 - TVRI (ceased transmission with effect from 1 December 2010 due to onwership issues and moved to mio tv)
  • 234 - STAR Cricket Plus (ceased transmission since 2000 due to limited commercial viability of the cricket channel and moved to singtel mio TV
  • VOD - Premier league (removed from starhub VOD from 1 June 2010 and moved to singtel mio TV)
  • 045 - ESPNEWS (removed in December 2008 and moved to singtel mio TV IPTV service)

Services & Features

  • Games on Playin'TV/FunZone (All set-top boxes)
  • Demand TV (HubStation and all other set-top boxes with Two-way interactivity)
  • Smart TV (Program or Series Recording Features) (HubStation)
  • Free SurfLite 1000 (Download: 1 Mbit/s Upload: 256kbit/s) (HubStation)
  • Digital Voice Service (HubStation + Integrated Access Device (IAD))
  • Chat/SMS (HubStation)
  • Program Start Over Controlling (Hubstation)
  • Ability to subscribe channels via "Blue" button (HubStation)
  • KaraOK!: Channel 888 (HubStation)
  • HubTV: Channel 898
  • Channel Finder via "*" Button

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