TELECOM & INTERNET | Staff Reporter, Singapore

StarHub bolsters Pay TV business with Netflix partnership

Netflix would arrive at StarHub’s set-top boxes by 2Q16.

StarHub’s fibre TV customers are in for a treat as the telco partners with Netflix to offer its streaming service to set-top boxes by early second quarter of 2016.

According to a press release by StarHub, the telco will also join the Netflix Open Connect programme to boost the viewing experience of its mobile and broadband customers.

Additionally, StarHub says customers will be able to charge their Netflix subscription to their StarHub bill, removing the hassle of paying multiple bills.

“This partnership with Netflix allows us to deliver convenience to all our customers who are fans of this popular service. Mobile and Broadband customers will enjoy a smoother streaming experience due to our Open Connect partnership,” said Howie Lau, chief marketing officer of StarHub.

“StarHub Broadband, Mobile and TV customers will be able to pay for their Netflix subscriptions via their StarHub bills. Netflix subscriptions offered in Singapore are priced according to Netflix’s prevailing pricing plans,” the statement added.

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