StarHub pay TV subscribers to pay at least $5 more for ala carte price plans

StarHub is increasing the minimum monthly subscription prices for its pay TV services by between $5 and $11 from September onwards. -- FILE PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
StarHub is increasing the minimum monthly subscription prices for its pay TV services by between $5 and $11 from September onwards. -- FILE PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

StarHub is increasing the minimum monthly subscription prices for its ala carte pay TV services by $5 to $11 from September onwards.

In a statement on Friday, the telco said it will be scrapping the Basic Upsize group under its pay TV plans and merging channels there into its Basic Group. This new group will become the entry-level package and will cost the same as the current Basic Group with Basic Upsize group.

Currently, customers sign up for the most basic package by choosing at least three categories from the seven Basic Groups - such as education, entertainment and kids - for $27.82, including GST. They can then choose to top up those with more channels by purchasing the respective Basic Upsize Group, for which they pay a total $33.17.

This means new subscribers and those who renew their contracts after Aug 25 will have to fork out at least $33.17 for the most basic of Starhub's pay TV packages. Existing customers on contracts will not be affected by the changes, the telco said.