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If you STILL can’t decide between red and green

August 17th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Still can't decide with hours away from this BPL season's kickoff? Here's a quick guide to picking a SingTel or StarHub pay-TV package that suits...
StarHub gives S$300 bill rebate to attract BPL subscribers
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StarHub gives S$300 bill rebate to attract BPL subscribers

August 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
For the first time, telcos are cutting prices directly on add-on services to attract football viewers....
Commentary: S$59.90 to watch Barclays Premier League matches in Singapore
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Commentary: S$59.90 to watch Barclays Premier League matches in Singapore

July 27th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
This is the final score for football fans looking to watch Barclays Premier League matches from next month - pay SingTel S$59.90 a...
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Commentary: trouble streaming into pay-TV model

July 22nd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Pay-TV operators and content owners are going to find it hard to "geo-block" content with streaming services crossing...
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SingTel wins Barclays Premier League broadcast rights for Singapore

October 10th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Whether StarHub viewers will get to watch the matches on their cable set-top boxes, however, is a big question mark...
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Galaxy Tab ships in Singapore on Nov 13

October 29th, 2010 | by Alfred Siew
Samsung's Galaxy Tab is shipping in Singapore on November 13, with the Wi-Fi cum 3G version hitting stores before a Wi-Fi-only version that could appear later at a yet unspecified date....
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A common set-top box for S’pore: you sure it makes sense?

November 23rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub uses a cable plant to send its TV signals to homes; SingTel uses a totally different ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) broadband network - you might just get two separate set-top boxes more cheaply than to...
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Commentary: Is a SingTel-StarHub joint BPL bid still on?

September 4th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Without the protagonists even speaking a word about it, the market has been filled with talk of a possible SingTel-StarHub joint bid for the upcoming three seasons of exclusive Barclays Premier League (BPL) content. Yet, after...
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SingTel comes up with “free football” on TV

August 7th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Free football in a small pay-TV market distorted by exclusive content deals? That's not a National Day joke. It's one fierce promotional ploy that SingTel is announcing today, just days before the football season kicks off for...
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Stupid football programming from StarHub

October 29th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
StarHub has done something so stupid with its Barclays Premier League programming that I’m sure all the thousands of football fans in Singapore will join me in wanting to wring these idiots’ necks. On a weekday night...
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Share your StarHub HD5 experience

July 29th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Finally, there’s one more channel on StarHub – the long-awaited free-to-air HD5 from MediaCorp, which promises “true HD” channels during primetime (the rest are up-converted). The channel is supposed to...