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StarHub to launch pay-TV service on fibre broadband network

Service will use national fibre broadband network instead of cable platform

Published on Apr 10, 2014 8:40 AM

StarHub is planning to officially launch a new pay-TV service for consumers that runs on the national fibre broadband network instead of its traditional cable platform.

The move could help the telco save costs in the future, said technology observers.

Called StarHub TV on Fibre, the service was launched for businesses, such as restaurants and pubs, in March last year. In response to queries from The Straits Times, the telco confirmed yesterday that it also had a soft launch of the pay-TV service to residential customers in the same month.

As part of its marketing efforts, StarHub uploaded a YouTube guide on how customers could set up the service in late January. The official launch date of TV on Fibre for consumers will be revealed later.

A screen capture of StarHub’s guide for setting up a pay-TV service on fibre broadband. -- PHOTO: YOUTUBE
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