Singapore – Upon the expiration of BBC Worldwide Channels’ two-year exclusive agreement with SingTel mio TV, three channels will launch exclusively on StarHub TV. On 1 August 2009, StarHub TV will add BBC Knowledge (channel 74), BBC Lifestyle (channel 83) and CBeebies (channel 31) to its Education Basic Group, Lifestyle Basic Upsize Group and Kids Basic Upsize Group respectively at no additional cost. These three additions will join BBC World News and BBC Entertainment presently offered by StarHub TV, which boasts 527,000 pay-TV subscribers in Singapore. Commenting on the launches, Mark Whitehead, BBC Worldwide Channels’ senior vice president and general manager, said, “Today’s announcement builds on BBC Worldwide Channel’s long-term relationship with StarHub. Strategically, Singapore is an important part of our expansion strategy in Asia. We are excited that our entire suite of channels will be offered together on one platform in this key market.” At launch, there will be premieres of the latest series of Top Gear and the new BBC science series Earth – Power of the Planet on BBC Knowledge; brand new seasons of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA, and the popular Gok Wan, British fashion consultant, author and television presenter on Gok’s Fashion Fix on BBC Lifestyle; and In The Night Garden, which is the new multi-award winning series from the creators of the phenomenally successful Teletubbies on CBeebies.
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