StarHub launches Netflix HD offering

StarHub has announced a new deal for customers to watch Netflix in high definition.

The announcement:

Singapore, 25 April 2016 Starting 4 May 2016, StarHub customers will get to enjoy a best-in-class Netflix experience wherever they go. As the only pay TV operator in Singapore to support Netflix up to 1080p, StarHub’s Fibre TV customers will get to enjoy Netflix’s expansive catalogue of content in unparalleled full high definition on StarHub TV Channel 525. StarHub Mobile and Broadband customers will also continue to enjoy the quality viewing experience on their smart devices courtesy of StarHub’s participation in the Netflix Open Connect programme.

Come May, customers can look forward to an exciting slate of Netflix originals films such as the action-comedy movie The Do-Over (starring Adam Sandler and David Spade) and Special Correspondents (starring Ricky Gervais and Eric Bana); Netflix’s first French original series Marseille (starring Gérard Depardieu); and returning original series Chef’s Table; Grace and Frankie; andBloodline. In addition, customers also have the option to binge-watch Netflix’s hit series such as Marvel’s Daredevil and Orange is the New Black; and films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.

“We are pleased that StarHub customers will get to enjoy a truly immersive Netflix viewing experience with crystal clear 1080p resolution on our Fibre TV set-top boxes, as well as seamless streaming on our mobile and broadband network,” said Ms. Wang Li-Na, Head of Product & Marketing, StarHub. “We are also proud to be the first pay TV operator in Asia to provide integrated billing with Netflix. This means that Fibre TV customers can easily explore Netflix’s library of titles and charge their Netflix subscriptions to their StarHub bills directly through the set-top box without needing a credit card.”

“We are delighted that soon StarHub customers can access the Netflix growing library of TV series and movies specifically getting the best possible TV experience in their homes through a partnership of our top-quality Ultra HD 4K and HDR titles and StarHub Fibre TV,” said Mr. Tony Zameczkowski, VP of Business Development, Netflix Asia Pacific.

Fibre TV customers can pay for their Netflix subscriptions via their StarHub bills by tuning in to Channel 525 to load the Netflix app. They then need to select the ‘StarHub Bill’ option and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the sign-up process.

Post-paid residential customers such as Cable TV, Broadband and post-paid Mobile customers can pay for their Netflix subscriptions via their StarHub bills by visiting using their Hub iD. They will then be redirected to Netflix to complete the sign-up process. These customers can subscribe to Fibre TV in order to enjoy Netflix on TV.

Source: press release


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