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StarHub TV further extends free channel previews to subscribers due to Covid-19

By Tim Augustin - on 27 Apr 2020, 11:38pm

StarHub offers another month of free channel previews due to Covid-19

Updated 27 Apr 2020: StarHub has extended their period of free channel previews, and added more free channels to view.

StarHub has announced that duration of their free channel previews will be extended to Jun 2, 2020. Seven more channels have also been added for users to view for free, including HITS Movies, Blue Ant Entertainment and CNBC. These channels can be viewed via StarHub Go and set-top boxes. Check out more information on the free channel previews here. 

Originally published on 9th April 2020:-

We’re all surviving mainly on TV and Netflix at this point anyway, right?

Starhub has been previewing their channels for free since March 20, 2020. Recently, however, the service announced that they would be extending this period of free channel previews up to May 4 on both StarHub Entertainment and StarHub Go.

A statement on the Starhub website reads:

We know staying at home can get pretty boring. To make your stay home experience more enjoyable, we’re giving all StarHub customers a Free Preview of selected channels on StarHub Entertainment and StarHub Go from Fri, 20 Mar, 12pm to Mon, 4 May, 12pm!

Here’s a list of the channels that will be available for free during this period:

Hub E City

Ch 825

Hub Sensasi

Ch 123

CNN

Ch 711

Cartoon Network

Ch 316

Boomerang

Ch 317

Oh!K

Ch 816

BBC Earth

Ch 407

BBC Lifestyle

Ch 432

CBeebies

Ch 303

BBC World News

Ch 701

KBS World

Ch 815

tvN

Ch 824

Zee Thirai

Ch 137

Citra Entertainment

Ch 115

Karisma

Ch 116

Gusto TV

Ch 434

ONE

Ch 823

ONE (Malay)*

Ch 124

CuriosityStream

Ch 422

Nickelodeon

Ch 314

Nick Jr.

Ch 304

TVB Jade

Ch 838

TVB Xing He

Ch 859

Sun TV*

Ch 133

Sun Music*

Ch 134

Vannathirai

Ch 136

Zee Cinema

Ch 130

Warner TV

Ch 515

TechStorm

Ch 420

DreamWorks

Ch 307

PeopleTV

Ch 440

MTV Asia

Ch 533

In case you missed it, StarHub has done a number of other things to help out during this pandemic, including giving healthcare professionals six months of unlimited local talk time. Singtel isn't standing by idly, either. Singtel consumers are getting three months of free access to Singtel Cast, which gives them access to channels like Discovery, Asian Food Network, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Singtel TV consumers will also get free access to 30 channels.

The telco is also raising S$2 million to provide financial support for impacted communities, and put together a care package of free services for consumers. Read more about these local telcos' efforts here. 

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