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HBO content now available to StarHub online streaming service users

By Liu Hongzuo - on 12 Aug 2015, 5:58pm

HBO content now available to StarHub online streaming service users

StarHub logo. Just to be extra clear which subscribers we are referring to.

Looks like Netflix has a serious contender now. StarHub Go, just let loose a bulk of premium content in the form of HBO GO. You read that right – HBO’s awesome content, including Game of Thrones, is now available for easy streaming through StarHub Go.

The StarHub Go's Go Premium package that's getting the HBO goodness.

For the uninitiated, StarHub Go is a relatively new streaming service by StarHub for users to watch popular content with nothing more than a subscription, an Internet connection, and your favourite drama-watching device. StarHub Go users do not need to be bound by any contract – they simply pay the month’s fee and are given free rein to consume content they have access to, with different packages tailored for different users. Users can also stream to multiple devices they own. For access to HBO GO, the subscriber needs to be paying for a Go Premium Pack from the StarHub Go offerings (pictured) to gain access to HBO and Cinemax Originals’ catalog.

Game of Thrones, Season 5, Episode 9. Maybe we should've left a spoiler warning somewhere. Photo credit: HBO Nick Wall

“There’s so much demand for HBO’s award-winning content that delivering them digitally on multiple devices for our fans to watch on their own terms has been foremost priority.” says Jonathan Spink, CEO of HBO Asia, “Introducing HBO Asia’s standalone streaming service on StarHub Go without a traditional pay TV subscription is a natural progression for us to reach new audiences.”

The HBO GO content is available beginning today, with full access to StarHub Go’s Go Premium users, inclusive of over 300 hours of HBO and Cinemax Original series and films. Titles at launch on HBO GO include Game of Thrones, True Detective, Ballers, The Brink, Veep, The Knick, Strike Back, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Entourage, Rome and The Newsroom. Programmes will be played in high definition, and up to Singapore’s M18 theatrical rating.

A clearer look at the HBO GO access on StarHub Go.

StarHub Go’s Go Premium Pack, which offers a mix of HBO and Cinemax Originals as well as Asian entertainment content, is priced at S$19.90 per month. Users who sign up anytime from 12th August 2015 to 30th September 2015 pay a promotional price of S$1.99 per month for three months.

Also from today, HBO On Demand (StarHub TV Channel 602), HBO Asia’s subscription video on demand (SVOD) service offered at no additional cost to subscribers of all HBO channels, will go online via StarHub Go.

To look at what StarHub Go is all about, go here.

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