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Catchplay Service Launches On StarHub TV

Singapore – StarHub and CATCHPLAY today announced the launch of the CATCHPLAY service on StarHub TV, which comprises the monthly subscription service CATCHPLAY Unlimited on StarHub TV Channel 610 and a Single Rental collection of movies in StarHub’s Video On Demand catalogue, making StarHub TV customers the first in Southeast Asia to enjoy the service’s comprehensive movie content offering. With CATCHPLAY Unlimited, customers can now binge-watch movies to their hearts’ content for a monthly subscription fee. As the largest independent film distributor and digital movie content provider in Taiwan, CATCHPLAY will also provide the latest Hollywood studio, independent and Asian titles to StarHub’s Video On Demand catalogue, giving movie lovers an even wider selection of blockbusters to choose from.

With over a hundred titles across 17 movie genres at launch to start with, CATCHPLAY Unlimited will feature everything from Hollywood blockbusters to classic movies by Hollywood independent studios such as Lionsgate, Summit Entertainment, Legendary Pictures and The Weinstein Company. This includes action flicks (RED 2, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) to dramas (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and 2) to critically acclaimed Academy Award winners (12 Years a Slave, The Imitation Game, The Iron Lady). A selection of quality Asian movies will also be added to the line-up shortly.

"We are delighted that our customers will be the first in the region to enjoy this new and exciting movie viewing experience. By delivering CATCHPLAY’s extensive library of titles over our pay TV platform, we can offer movie lovers an ever-growing collection of the latest Hollywood and international blockbusters," said Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Media Business Unit, StarHub. “More titles will be added on a weekly basis and as always, we will refine the service based on our customers’ feedback and viewing habits.”

In addition to CATCHPLAY Unlimited, movie buffs can rent the latest Hollywood and independent titles on the new and improved Video On Demand store with CATCHPLAY’s Single Rental collection. These movies span from recent box office titles by NBC Universal, Warner Brothers as well as the independent studios such as How to Be Single, The Last Witch Hunter, The Intern, Steve Jobs, Crimson Peak, Pan and Black Mass; to record-breaking franchises such as the The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Harry Potter series.

“This is just the beginning of it,” says Ms Daphne Yang, CATCHPLAY’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are committed to providing the best movie content service in the region. From Studio tent poles to arthouse hidden gems, we love them all as movie buffs ourselves and believe that there should be a comprehensive, one-stop service tailored for movie lovers. We are thrilled that StarHub shares our vision and is as passionate as we are in providing the best movie viewing experience to customers in Singapore.”

More features will be progressively added to CATCHPLAY Unlimited and CATCHPLAY Single Rental on StarHub starting with launch of the services on StarHub Go in the third quarter of 2016. This will allow customers to view the content on their smart devices, taking the movie experience with them wherever they go. More information will be announced at a later date. CATCHPLAY Unlimited is available as an add-on channel at a monthly subscription fee of $12.90. Additional Single Rental titles are available from $3. An HD set-top box is required to access the channel. All prices include GST.

Source: StarHub