Singapore – StarHub has announced its acquisition of the broadcast rights to ESPN STAR Sports’ (ESS) portfolio of multimedia assets including television, broadband, and mobile services on a non-exclusive basis. This comprises six ESPN STAR Sports TV channels, which brings the number of dedicated sports channels on StarHub TV to 22; the broadband video player ESPN Player and the live streaming mobile service, Mobile ESPN.
The six TV channels and ESPN Player will be launched on StarHub TV on December 14, while Mobile ESPN will be introduced on StarHub’s Mobile platform later in December.
Sports fans can look forward to a comprehensive line-up of sports coverage on ESPN (StarHub TV Channel 208), STAR Sports (StarHub TV Channel 209), the high-definition 24-hour sports channel ESPN HD (StarHub TV Channel 210), the 24-7 sports news channel ESPNEWS (StarHub TV Channel 207) and premium cricket channels in STAR Cricket (StarHub TV Channel 236) and STAR Cricket HD (StarHub TV Channel 237).
Customers will also be able to access ESPN Player, Asia’s leading broadband sports network, via StarHub’s Internet TV service, TV Anywhere. Mobile ESPN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android devices will be launched soon.
“We’re very happy to be able to offer the full range of our programming to the widest possible audience in Singapore and to return back to StarHub after two-and-a-half years away with a new long term agreement,” said Peter Hutton, ESPN STAR Sports Managing Director.