Singtel app offers all-in-one experience for World Cup fanatics

A preview of a World Cup laser show in Moscow. Singtel's Cast app provides full coverage of the Finals on mobile devices.
A preview of a World Cup laser show in Moscow. Singtel's Cast app provides full coverage of the Finals on mobile devices.PHOTO: REUTERS

Singtel app offers full suite of statistics, videos & analyses; telco launches live studio show too

Local broadcaster Singtel has assembled a stellar "Cast" to offer a complete World Cup 2018 viewing experience for the football anorak or the casual viewer.

The Singtel TV Go app provides extensive tournament information and match data for fans who cannot get enough of the action in Russia.

Other than the fixtures, line-ups, results and team progress, the app also provides detailed statistics of every player from Opta Sports, as well as video clips of every goal scored. Match highlights and post-match manager interviews will also be available.

In addition, Singtel's Cast app is now available on iOS and Android.

For a one-time charge of $112.35 upon sign-up on its website, it offers subscribers the choice of watching all 64 World Cup matches on mobile devices with no TV set-top box or contract.

Goh Seow Eng, Singtel managing director for home, consumer Singapore said: "We are excited to give Singaporeans front-row seats to the World Cup. We will bring live coverage of all the 64 matches in full HD across TV and mobile devices.

"Viewers will also enjoy insightful and timely information through live commentaries and our interactive Singtel TV GO app, giving them a complete viewing experience of the thrill and suspense at the games."

To enjoy the Singtel TV 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia pack for free, fans can sign up for or re-contract the Trio, Variety, Value or MioStadium pack on a two-year deal.

Singtel, along with fellow official broadcasters, will also launch a live studio show for the 2018 World Cup.

 

Produced in Singapore, Match Day offers build-up and expert analyses during pre-match, half-time and post-match segments over the 25 match days and 64 games.

Hosted by Richard Lenton and Steve Lai, Match Day will deliver more than 200 hours of World Cup-related content.

The pundits on the panel are Liverpool and Welsh legend Ian Rush, former England and Tottenham midfielder Darren Anderton, and former professionals R. Sasikumar, Paul Masefield and P.J. Roberts.

"On Match Day, fans will get me as the pundit I always am. Right or wrong, I'll say it as it is. Straight to the point with no blunt edges," promised Masefield.

"It's great to connect with Singapore fans again after being away for a while, I'm glad to speak to fans enjoying the Singtel TV coverage at home or on-the-go.

"The best part of this World Cup is that all broadcasters are collaborating, this means more will enjoy the action with us."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'An all-in-one experience for fanatics'. Print Edition | Subscribe