Singtel, StarHub to televise all Euro 2016 matches
In two separate announcements yesterday, Singtel revealed it will charge a one-off payment of $88 (with GST) for customers to watch all 51 matches of the 2016 European Championship, while StarHub said it will reveal details of its pricing and packaging soon.
Both local broadcasters have secured broadcast rights for the 2016 Euros and StarHub will screen all 51 matches "live" on Eleven Euro HD (StarHub Ch220) and Eleven Sports Euro HD (StarHub Ch221), which can be viewed on TVs and smart devices.
Singtel will screen matches on Channel 141 in high-definition, with concurrent games shown on Ch142.
Held in France, the tournament, regarded as the second-biggest international football competition after the World Cup, will run from June 10 to July 10.
Spain are the reigning champions and world champions Germany, and hosts France are among the favourites to lift the title this year.
Customers who sign up for or renew their Trio (from $52.90 monthly), Variety (from $62.90) or Value (from $69.90) packs for 24 months from yesterday, and those with an on-going contract, can watch the games on television and the Singtel TV GO app (featuring match fixtures, video highlights and match replays) for free.
Customers who sign up or renew their mio Stadium+ pack, including cross-carriage customers, can only catch the matches via the Singtel TV GO app, or stream the matches directly to their televisions with the app's Chromecast and AirPlay function.
This is the first time 24 teams - up from the usual 16 - will be competing in the tournament, with a total of 51 matches - up from 31 matches in Euro 2012 - scheduled.
During the Euro 2012 tournament, viewers were charged $69.55 to sign up and watch the matches.
The opening, one semi-final and the final matches of the tournament will be streamed free on the Singtel TV GO app.
Singtel's managing director for home, consumer Singapore, Goh Seow Eng, said: "We want to share a piece of the exciting Uefa Euro 2016 action with everyone in Singapore, as it will be a bigger tournament this time with more teams and more matches."
StarHub's head of media business unit, Lee Soo Hui, said: "We are excited that StarHub TV customers will be able to catch every minute of Euro 2016.
"We hope to reveal more details soon and ask football fans to stay patient as we make preparations to ensure the best possible viewing experience."