What is the most frustrating thing when you are following a TV drama closely? Most might say that you have to wait for the delayed telecast after the show is shown in that country of origin. Now, StarHub has a solution for you, at least for Hong Kong TVB dramas.
StarHub today announces a new channel, TVB First, which will be available on 2nd June. This Subscription Video-On-Demand (SVOD) channel allows Singapore viewers to catch TVB dramas concurrently with Hong Kong. More information in the Press Release.
TVB Dramas Come First To StarHub
-New channel allows Singapore viewers to catch TVB dramas concurrently with Hong Kong counterparts –
Singapore, 30 May 2014 – StarHub will launch a new channel by Hong Kong TVB on 2 June, which will allow Singapore viewers to catch all upcoming TVB dramas in its original Cantonese language concurrently with their Hong Kong counterparts. Aptly named TVB First (StarHub TV Channel 860), the new channel will be Singapore’s first Subscription Video-On-Demand Channel (SVOD) dedicated to TVB dramas. For a fixed monthly subscription fee, TVB First enables StarHub TV viewers to watch the latest episode fresh from Hong Kong, have the option to enjoy previously screened episodes at their convenience, without having to purchase each premiering episode one day at a time.
At launch, fans can catch the highly-anticipated drama, The Ultimate Addiction starring popular TVB artistes Bosco Wong, Elena Kong and Kate Tsui on TVB First. With two new titles made available every month, fans can look forward to exciting titles such as Ghost Dragon Of Cold Mountain, which stars Kenneth Ma and Selena Li, and Black Heart White Soul, featuring Roger Kwok, Kristal Tin and Ron Ng in the coming months. For an enhanced viewing experience, customers have the option of watching all programmes on TVB First in two languages—Mandarin or Cantonese.
Beyond dramas, fans will also be treated to exclusive interviews and behind-the-scene footages,
“We are thrilled to introduce TVB First, which allows viewers in Singapore to watch the latest TVB dramas in Cantonese, concurrently with telecast in Hong Kong. TVB content is immensely popular with our audiences in Singapore. That is why, over the years, we have been working relentlessly with TVB to expand the offerings for customers on our platform,” enthused Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Media Business Unit, “The launch of TVB First is testament that we are always looking for ways to deliver the latest TVB content to viewers faster, yet offering them the option of enjoying the content at their convenience,” added Ms Lee.
TVB First is priced at an affordable monthly subscription fee of $19.90 (including GST) for existing StarHub TV customers. New customers who wish to take on a StarHub TV package can call 1630 or visit www.starhub.com/tv for more information.
StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.
Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index.
TVB First Chinese Translations
|TVB First||TVB 首选|
|Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Media Business Unit||李素慧、 副总裁、多媒体企业部|
|Subscription Video On Demand||订购随选频道|
|The Ultimate Addiction||点金胜手|
|Ghost Dragon Of Cold Mountain||寒山潜龙|
|Black Heart White Soul||忠奸人|