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StarHub’s English Premier League (EPL) subscription begins from $19.99 per month with an early bird subscribers discount



StarHubs English Premier League EPL subscription starts from 19.99 a month with an early bird subscribers discount 1

StarHub on Wednesday (Jun 8) announced estimating subtleties for its English Premier League broadcast packages, beginning at S$19.99 for early-bird subscribers.

Four months after it turned into the authorized English Premier League (EPL) broadcaster in Singapore, StarHub on Wednesday (June 8) announced subscription pricing will begin from $19.99 month to month.

The telco revealed Premier+, an over-the-top service that will screen Premier League matches from the 2022-23 season.

In the comparison, for the recently concluded season, subscribers were paying $64.90 every month to get the EPL on TV and $49.90 per month to watch it on the video streaming service Cast.

StarHub will run early bird offers, from Thursday to June 30, for the initial 25,000 subscribers. This is for its recently launched over-the-top service (OTT) Premier+, which covers every one of the 380 “live” matches beginning Aug 6.

Costs start from $19.99 (clients with a StarHub mobile postpaid, broadband, or TV plan that price more than $15 every month) and $34.99 (Premier+ as it were).

The S$19.99 month-to-month cost is accessible along with a StarHub mobile postpaid, broadband, or TV plan. This applies to both new and existing StarHub clients and will be accessible for the initial 25,000 subscribers who sign up between Jun 9 and Jun 30.

The typical cost for this is S$24.99 each month.

These increment to $24.99 and $39.99 respectively after the promotion period. No base agreement is expected for the two options.

OTT services are accessible mostly for mobile devices, however, they can likewise be watched on viable set-up boxes, smart TVs, or streamed through Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay.

OTT or over-the-top media services are those that are offered straightforwardly through the Internet, bypassing customary platforms such as cable or satellite.

Singtel pay-TV subscribers can keep on still watching EPL games through the cross-carriage arrangement – which has been set up beginning around 2013 – yet should address the $64.90 month-to-month cost. This equivalent cost likewise applies to StarHub Premier Pack subscribers from July.

Johan Buse, StarHub chief of consumer business group, said the EPL games “are hands down the most watched live sports program in Singapore” and the telco will “energize this passion, by bringing the game back to all at lower prices”.

He added: “Customers can expect a whole-new football viewing experience, complete with immersive features, unparalleled flexibility, and continuous upgrades.”

StarHub, which revealed an increment from 376,000 to 450,000 entertainment subscribers (a blend of OTT and pay-TV) in the main quarter this year, declined to uncover the amount it paid for its most recent six-year deal with the EPL.

In 2007, it supposedly paid $250 million for a three-year contract, before Singtel was said to have forked out $400 million from 2010 to 2013 as it assumed control over the broadcast privileges from its opponent.

Singtel had held those privileges until this year.

StarHub’s new Premier+ can likewise be gotten to from any five enrolled devices and two concurrent streams with a single subscription.

Other than key highlights in 4k Ultra HD, new features incorporate the choice to watch two EPL matches at the same time on a single screen or view the game according to the viewpoint of one’s number one player, live game statistics, and a mobile function to skip and scroll at key match minutes through match stories.

Buying into only the Premier+ package with practically no going with the StarHub plan will cost S$34.99 every month during the advancement period, with the ordinary cost set at S$39.99.

In the comparison, Singtel, which lost the broadcast privileges for the English League after holding them for12 years, charged S$49.90 for its comparable Cast web streaming service.

This is whenever the Premier League first matches are being presented without agreements to StarHub clients, the telco said. Every subscription will permit admittance to Premier+ from five registered devices, with two streams ready to all the while run.

In February, StarHub signed an elite partnership with the Premier League to broadcast its matches for the following six years from the impending season.

At that point, the telco said that it would carry out“open, agile and flexible access to all customers” and make Premier League matches “more accessible and affordable to Singaporeans, across StarHub TV+, mobile, and broadband offerings”.

StarHub will likewise broadcast the matches on committed HubPremier channels, with chosen games aired in 4K Ultra HD.

The telco’s IPTV clients can buy into the Premier Pack to watch the matches from July at S$64.90 each month.

Among the new features to be carried out for StarHub’s Premier League inclusion are live game statistics, customizable club pages, and “match stories” which highlight key moments.

Singtel TV, which recently held Premier League broadcast privileges, will make matches accessible to its clients through a cross-carriage game plan.

Subtleties of this arrangement are supposed to be shared for the current month, as indicated by Singtel’s website.

Pay-TV operators in Singapore that hold any select substance are expected under the Cross-Carriage Measure to make the substance accessible for broadcast by any remaining passing compensation TV operators.

Executed in August 2011, the measure states that the substance should be cross-carried completely and made accessible to shoppers at a similar cost as other qualifying pay-TV operators’ watchers.

More data will be accessible at their website or StarHub Shops while existing shoppers can subscribe through the My StarHub app.

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