Football: Singtel to charge $88 one-time fee for Euro 2016, StarHub yet to announce prices

Singtel has announced that it will charge a one-time fee of $88 for access to the 2016 Uefa European Championship.
Singtel has announced that it will charge a one-time fee of $88 for access to the 2016 Uefa European Championship.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Telcos Singtel and StarHub announced on Thursday that they both have secured broadcast rights for football's 2016 Uefa European Championship.

The June 10-July 10 tournament to be held in France, which features stars such as Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wales' Gareth Bale, will be available for a one-time charge of $88 (with GST) on Singtel.

For Singtel customers who sign up for or renew their Trio (from $52.90 monthly), Variety (from $62.90) or Value (from $69.90) packs for 24 months from Thursday, the Euro 2016 competition will be available free.

Those who sign up or renew their mio Stadium+ pack, including cross-carriage customers, will have access to the matches only through the Singtel TV GO app.

They can stream the matches directly to their television screens with the app's Chromecast and AirPlay function.

The opening, one semi-final and the final matches will be streamed free nationwide to anyone who downloads the Singtel TV GO app.

The month-long competition has been expanded from 16 to 24 European nations.

A total of 51 matches are scheduled - 36 group matches, eight last-16 ties, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final - compared to 31 games in Euro 2012.

Meanwhile, StarHub announced that all 51 matches will be broadcast "live" on Eleven Euro HD (StarHub Ch220) and Eleven Sports Euro HD (StarHub Ch221), which can be viewed on TVs and smart devices.

More details on pricing and packaging will be revealed shortly, it added.

Eleven Sports Network had on April 8 announced that it has secured the Singapore broadcast rights for the tournament.

During the Euro 2012 tournament, viewers had to fork out $69.55 to sign up and watch all the matches.