I think some of you have heard about it from your friends or from the news
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By Irene Tham
The next three seasons of the highly-popular English Premier League (EPL) football matches - starting in August - will be available on both StarHub and SingTel pay-TV platforms for the first time.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Media Development Authority (MDA) ruled that SingTel must share the content with StarHub under its "cross-carriage" regime after looking into StarHub's complaints against SingTel.
The cross-carriage regulatory framework which kicked in on Aug 1, 2011, compels broadcasters to share exclusive content obtained after March 12, 2010. The rule sought to negate the need for consumers to switch to or add another pay-TV operator because it had secured a monopoly on content.
Last October, SingTel said it had secured a non-exclusive deal with the Football Association Premier League (FAPL). This means it does not need to share its content with StarHub, which is free to negotiate its own EPL deal. But when attempts to negotiate its own set of rights were repeatedly thwarted, StarHub kicked the matter up to the regulator, alleging foul play and that SingTel's deal was in effect an exclusive one.
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Due to the cross carriage rules , this means that we will be watching LIVE BPL Matches on Starhub TV from next Season onwards for the next three Seasons via mio stadium Channels ( CH 102 To CH 110 ) , which is currently the case on SingTel miotv .
May I suggest and request that Starhub TV consider to show LIVE BPL Matches via mio stadium on Football Channel 222 , SuperSports Arena CH 201 , Supersports Channel 202 & Supersports PLUS CH 203 ? Then as for other BPL 10pm Matches on Saturdays , show it on FC 1 , FC 2 etc ... The same arrangement just like the last time when Starhub TV used to be showing LIVE BPL Matches ? Instead of having to create another Brand New Channel just for BPL Matches alone ... By creating a Brand New Channel just for BPL Matches alone , it could be a waste as other than showing LIVE BPL Matches on Match Days , most of the time the Channel would be showing Re - Runs after Re - Runs of the week's BPL Matches until the next Match Day then got LIVE Match to show ...
Wonder if this could be done under the cross carriage laws ? If it is possible , then please do kindly consider my Suggestions ! Thank You !
Our competitor is the rights owner so they get to decide how they want to package the content and how much to charge football fans in Singapore. In fact, you will be billed directly by them if you choose to subscribe.
Hope to get your understanding and thanks for your interest!
Hi StarHub Community
Are you excited about it?
Will starhub have the same amount of channels as mio now? 8 channels of BPL with 1 multi view.
And also UCL? If yes to both I will definitely come back starhub. Mio sucks
Hey Clmc, thanks for your interest!
At this time, we have yet to get firm details on the number and type of channels to be cross carried. However, we know that the cross-carriage rules require SingTel’s pricing for the BPL channels to be the same, regardless of whether a customer views the same on SingTel’s platform or our platform. At this time, we are unable to confirm if UEFA Champions League will be included. We will provide more information in due course.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.