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PSA: StarHub’s new HITS Movies channel will be free for more than a year!

By Vijay Anand - on 28 Aug 2018, 6:52pm

PSA: StarHub is offering a free preview of its new HITS Movies channel for more than a year!

Some of the movies you can expect from HITS Movies channel are Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Italian Job, and Grease.

Following its recent streak of new channel offerings for its various tiers of TV subscribers after the recent cessation of content from Discover Networks, StarHub is once again launching new channel offerings for its subscribers.

Coming soon from 14th September is People TV HD (channel 440), which as the name suggests is all about celebrities, pop culture, and other human-interest genres.

From 1st October, you’ll be treated to a channel full of classic hit movies with Rewind Networks’ HITS  Movies HD (channel 512).

Both channels will also be made available on StarHub Go for on-the-go consumption needs at the same launch dates.

New Channels Which TV pack does it belong to? Channel info

1. People TV HD

Lifestyle Basic Group

(Launching 14th September)

PeopleTV delivers programming featuring original series and specials, which encompass celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest genres. Get access to live red-carpet coverage and exclusive, behind-the-scenes access into magazine cover stories, popular cast reunions and high-profile, one-on-one celebrity interviews among others.

Highlight shows:- Chatter, Couch Surfing, Entertainment Weekly Cast Reunions, The Jess Cage Interview and People Now.

2. HITS  Movies HD

Entertainment Basic Group

1st October)

HITS MOVIES HD will feature a carefully curated selection of films which will appeal to all movie fans. Viewers can relive iconic moments from their favourite classics in HD with subtitles.

Highlight shows:- Grease, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The Italian Job.


Free Preview!

As with all new channel launches, StarHub usually previews these channels at no cost for all its TV subscribers, no matter what channel group they are currently subscribed into. For People TV HD, the free preview is applicable from 14th September to 13th October 2018.

The real kicker is the new HITS Movie HD channel, which will be available to all subscribers at no cost for 14 months – yes, more than a year! Starting from 1st October 2018, this channel is available at no charge for all its subscribers until 31st December 2019. Thereafter, it will only be available for those subscribed into the Basic Entertainment HD Upsize group of customers.

Overall, this announcement solidifies StarHub’s earlier stance on renewing content offerings and adding more variety to its portfolio and not just paying lip service for a media release.

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