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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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S$23 a month to watch EPL from next year

October 10th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel has come up with prices to tune in to live EPL matches from next year, and it has kept to a promise of not asking for more cash. In fact, it has come up with a pretty sweet deal, which people will be left looking for a...
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Commentary: SingTel wins EPL bid

October 1st, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Less than 48 hours after SingTel and StarHub confirmed their bids for the English Premier League (EPL) TV rights for the next three seasons, the red camp has just confirmed that it has won the fight to screen the live matches....
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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 users affected as submarine cable cut

August 12th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
SingTel broadband users are seeing their webpages load slower than usual today, after what appears to be a pretty serious cut to the APCN2 submarine cables carrying Internet traffic in and out of...
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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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Commentary: StarHub wins Opco deal in Singapore’s NBN

April 3rd, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
Firstly, no surprises that StarHub has won the OpCo deal. This was the "consolation prize" after it failed in its bid, along with a consortium that once contained the promising Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), to grab the...
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Nokia Comes With Music launches in Singapore

February 27th, 2009 | by Oo Gin Lee
$138 for a brand new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music touchscreen phone plus one year’s subscription to Comes With Music – Nokia’s new unlimited music downloads service from over 2 million tracks at the Nokia Music...
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More Androids landing in S’pore by June?

February 26th, 2009 | by Boon Kiat
This piece of disclosure by StarHub CEO Terry Clontz, which I wrote about in an article in the Business Times on StarHub’s fourth quarter results earlier this month, seems to have gone unnoticed, so I am hoisting it up...
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StarHub pay-TV goes fully digital

February 17th, 2009 | by Alfred Siew
The writing’s been on the wall, but StarHub is finally going to turn off its analog cable TV channels and go fully digital from June 30, 2009. Already, 96 per cent of its cable customers are on digital – a result of...
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SingTel, StarHub trot out netbooks and other freebies

November 28th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Do you want an Asus Eee PC or an HP mini? That seems to be the choice that Sitex shoppers are being asked to make by SingTel and StarHub, as the two broadband operators slug it out in an increasingly saturated broadband market....
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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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What’s hot at Comex 2008 part 1

August 29th, 2008 | by Oo Gin Lee
The jam started from as far back as SCGS along Bukit Timah Road and by the time I hit Nicoll Highway at 2pm yesterday, loads of cars were queuing up to turn left into Suntec and Marina area. I decided to make a U-turn and...
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History channel on StarHub HD soon

August 28th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Good news for content-starved high-def TV (HDTV) fans. History Channel is going to be shown on HD for StarHub cable TV viewers from September 1, bringing with it programmes like Dogfights and Cities of the Underworld, whose...
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StarHub DNS servers down

August 7th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
The time is about 10 plus in the night, and my StarHub connection suddenly went down… first MSN, then my FTP, then Web browsing. Reset the router, then the modem and realised that I’ve got an IP address from StarHub...
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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...
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Watch Lost 24 hours after it screens in the US?

July 23rd, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Pay-TV challenger SingTel came up with a pretty interesting proposition today: How would you like to watch the latest episodes of Lost, Prison Break and other hit US drama series just 24 hours after they are screened over there?...
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The benefits of number portability -free calls, free phones!

July 2nd, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
The street battles for mobile users are intensifying here, and these days, with cellphone operators fighing tooth and nail for customers, you can not only get a phone for free, but even free calls and mobile Internet –...
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HDTV rocks

June 24th, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
Serious couch potatoes got a big boost last week, when news emerged that HD5 is finally going to be shown on StarHub’s cable TV service. What’s the big deal with one more free-to-air HD channel? Well, finally StarHub...
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HTC Touch Diamond sold out everywhere

June 23rd, 2008 | by Alfred Siew
It’s the latest sign that the “touch-screen” fad is heating up to fever pitch, thanks in much to the iPhone hype. HTC’s excellent Touch Diamond, said to be the best “iPhone killer” of the lot,...