Sky News HD Joins StarHub Lineup


SINGAPORE: The launch of Sky News HD on StarHub on January 17 marks the first high-definition news channel to transmit in Singapore.

The service will broadcast live video feeds from developing stories, graphics that enhance coverage and real-time text analysis from Sky News correspondents during live speeches and events. The channel begins to transmit as of January 17 at 6 a.m. on StarHub TV’s Channel 757.

“We are proud to be the first in Singapore to debut a dedicated news channel in high definition. As the country’s leading pay-TV operator, we delight in exceeding our customers’ ever-increasing expectations for quality programming,” said Sandie Lee, StarHub’s VP of content. “To mark the occasion, we will be offering a free preview of the channel to our World News Basic Upsize Group customers until June 30, 2012.”

John Ryley, the head of Sky News, added, “Sky News HD has been a huge success and we are proud to be leading the way once more by launching Singapore’s first ever HD news channel. It is fantastic more and more viewers globally can experience the sharper picture and enhanced services Sky News HD provides.”

Yvonne Tay, the VP and territory head of FOX International Channels Singapore, said, “FIC is a leader in the HD space in Singapore and we are proud to once again, set new benchmarks for the News channels with the launch of Sky News HD. We are pleased that Singaporeans will now be able to enjoy world-class news with better picture quality.”