StarHub getting rid of compulsory subscription for TV channels

In a world where consumers have more choices than time.

By Belmont Lay | July 13, 2017

In a world where consumers can increasingly watch anything they want, anytime they like, StarHub is finally doing away with compulsory subscription for its basic TV channels.

Customers can now subscribe directly to premium channels without having to first pay monthly subscriptions that start from S$33.17 for three basic groups.

The new price plan applies to five StarHub TV d’Lite packs offered according to genres: Movies, Sports, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

The movies pack costs S$24.90 and has nine channels, including Fox Movies and HBO.

The Chinese, Malay, Tamil and Sports packs are priced at S$19.90 each (including GST).

The Sports pack includes the live telecast of the ongoing Wimbledon Championships.

The contract is for 12 months and includes free set-top box rental for 12 months.

Details of various packs here:

Movies d’Lite Pack
Powered by nine movie channels including household favourites FOX Movies and HBO, the Movies d’Lite Pack offers movie buffs an extensive selection of titles from award-winning arthouse films to the latest summer blockbusters. In the month of July, customers can look forward to highlights Doctor Strange and Moana (on FOX Movies); as well as Jason Bourne and the highly-anticipated premiere of the global phenomenon Game of Thrones season 7 (HBO).

Sports d’Lite Pack
Catch adrenaline-pumping sports programming with the Sports d’Lite Pack. Experience the excitement with the LIVE telecast of the Wimbledon Championships, PGA Championship and FIVB World Grand Prix. In July, customers can tune in to Hub Sports 2 and Hub Sports 3 to support national swimmers Joseph Schooling and Quah Zheng Wen as they make a splash in the 17th FINA World Championships. August also marks the return of European football led by the UEFA Super Cup tie between Real Madrid and Manchester United. In addition, football fans can look forward to their favourite stars plying their trade in the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

Chinese d’Lite Pack
Tailored to all aficionados of Chinese entertainment, the Chinese d’Lite Pack features the hottest drama selections, movies, variety shows and infotainment programmes. Jam-packed with exciting content, viewers can catch popular TV series from Hong Kong, Korea, China, Taiwan and Japan in addition to movie exclusives from top Asian producers and studios.

Malay d’Lite Pack
The Malay d’Lite pack showcases popular Malay entertainment and K-dramas which are either dubbed in Malay or come with Malay subtitles. Customers can enjoy the best of Malay entertainment with Hub Sensasi as well as movies (Hub Dunia Sinema VOD) and comedies (Astro Warna). With three channels from MNC, the largest television network in Indonesia, customers can also catch the latest business news, celebrity news and Indonesian entertainment.

Tamil d’Lite Pack
The Tamil d’Lite Pack offers a mix of talk shows, game shows, news, music and movies from the biggest media companies in India such as Sun TV, Sun Music and Zee Tamil. Catch the best curated Tamil content from India with local channels Vannathirai and V Thamizh, which also offer daily LIVE call-in talk shows. The Pack also includes the first Tamil on-demand channel Hub Varnam VOD, which allows customers to view locally produced content as well as movies, awards presentations, dramas, and reality programmes anytime they wish.

For more information on the d’Lite Packs, visit

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Belmont can pronounce "tchotchke".

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