Singtel pay TV revenues fall, but cushioned by cost savings

Singapore-based telco Singtel saw pay TV revenues fall from S$273.9 million to S$218 million in the first quarter, contributing to an overall reported drop in operating revenue. Singtel saw its operating revenues drop from S$15.339 billion to S$14.464 billion, with drops infocomm technology, fixed voice and data, digital business and internet revenues – as well […]

StarHub entertainment service boosts top line in Q1

Singapore service provider StarHub’s entertainment offering was the star performer among its service revenue contributors in the quarter to March, with revenue growing by 21% compared to the prior year period. Total service revenue grew by 11% to US$461.6 million compared to the previous year. Mobile revenue was up 13.5%, broadband by 20.4% and enterprise […]

Mediacorp FTA channels now on Singtel and Starhub streaming services

Singaporean telco Singtel’s TV customers and rival StarHub’s TV+ subscribers can now receive free-to-air content from the country’s national media outfit Mediacorp via their respective streaming services. Previously, only Singtel TV subscribers with the appropriate set-top box equipment and StarHub subscribers with set-top boxes who used the telco’s broadband service were able to access FTA […]

Starhub adds ZEE5 Global to streaming line-up

Singapore pay TV operator Starhub has struck a deal with South Asian streamer ZEE5 Global to distribute the latter to its customers. Featuring over 200,000 hours of on-demand Indian and South Asian films and shows across 18 languages, as well as 20 linear channels, ZEE5 has become the 12th streaming platform to be added to […]

Singtel in talks over merger of Indonesian service providers

Singapore pay TV and broadband service provider Singtel has confirmed that it is talks with Indonesian broadband provider Telkomsel, in which it holds a 35% stake, and partner service provider PT Telekom about a potential merger of the two broadband businesses. In a stock exchange announcement, Singtel said that it was in talks “on the […]

IOC embrace esports opportunity with new Singapore-based event

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that its inaugural Olympic Esports Week will take place in Singapore between 22 and 25 June 2023. In partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, Sport Singapore and the Singapore National Olympic Committee (SNOC), the Olympic Esports Week will showcase the best of virtual sports, with […]

Singtel results dented by currency exchange and lower PayTV revenues

Singapore telco Singtel has posted net profits of US$834m for H1 2023, up 23%, boosted by a net exceptional gain from the Group’s partial divestment of its stake in Airtel. However, operating revenue was down 5% to US$5.2 billion partially due to adverse currency effects. The company’s consumer-facing revenues were also dented by the loss […]

Singapore consortium bags FIFA World Cup rights, sets price tag

With the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar just weeks away from kicking off, a consortium including StarHub, Singtel and Mediacorp have signed up the rights to air the tournament in Singapore. Between them, the partners will offer football fans complete coverage of all 64 matches, live or on-demand on any device. The collaboration is similar […]

Warnermedia opens new Asian hub in Singapore

WarnerMedia has opened a new regional hub for Asia – excluding China and Japan – in Singapore. The facility, which was opened today by Singapore’s minister for communications and information Josephine Teo, marks the integration of WarnerMedia’s business in the region that includes Warner Bros., HBO and Turner brands, the company said. It also houses […]

Starhub taps Broadpeak for converged IPTV and OTT service

Singapore service provider StarHub has chosen content delivery network (CDN) and streaming video tech specialist Broadpeak to provide technology to deliver  StarHub TV+, its new converged IPTV and OTT TV service. Using a CDN, content packaging, storage, and origination solution from Broadpeak, StarHub is delivering OTT live TV and VOD content on multiple screens with, […]

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