M1 increases its Internet TV offerings with new MiBox
Telco M1 has "upsized" its Internet television offerings by throwing in free movies, e-books and games as well as more than doubling the amount of paid online content available.
From Friday, customers will be given a new set-top box, called MiBox to plug into their TVs to stream online content. This box will replace M1's existing 1box.
MiBox streams 18,000 video-on-demand titles, 116 TV channels, 1,200 e-books and 370 gaming apps - about half of which are free. Free Korean drama series and Chinese variety shows are streamed from video site Viki and Korean music TV service provider KMTV. Short films produced by Singapore Polytechnic are also available for free on MiBox.
Free games - like Cut the Rope and Tower Defense - played on Android-based mobile devices can also be downloaded and played on the TV via the service. MiBox is offered to M1 fibre broadband customers at $8 per month, but broadband users from other Internet service providers pay $12 per month.