No live telecast on Starhub Singapore?

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  1. jimbo

    jimbo Regular Member

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    Yes, I agree with all u guys and I'm quite dissapointed with Starhub. Being a small fry, there's nothing I can do but to terminate my subscribtion (Did that). :rolleyes:

    I have a question here: Starhub Cable service is a paid service, why do they need sponsorships/ads to FUND the the sports rights and air for viewers? Perhaps all the FUNDS go into EPL and F1 and golf??? :eek::mad:
     
  2. Linus

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    Draft letter to Starhub to be sent to Straits Times

    Ok, as promised here is the draft. Let's see if you guys have anything else to add. I am happy to send this just using my name alone, but if anyone else want to chip in you may need to send me your full name by PM so that I could add to the end of the letter (press only accept real names). It would only be meaningful to send it as a group if there are about 20 names, otherwise I just change all the "we" to "I" and send it out using my name alone.

     
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    ctjcad Regular Member

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    ^^Looks good..^^

    ..at least to me, Linus...*stamped, sealed & Approved*..:cool:
     
  4. Temasek Green

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    Badminton is the most popular sport in Singapore school CCA nowdays.Go ahead Linus ..!!!
     
  5. pjswift

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    Linus, it's terrific piece. Pls hold on until end of the week so I can get my badminton kakis names to add in so we have more names. The more names we have, the more weight the letter will carry and get published.So those in Spore , pls pm Linus with your list of names(including your badminton buddies).Thanks for helping.
     
  6. *~Taufik~*

    *~Taufik~* Regular Member

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    oh! maybe u can add about the recent hike in the price of the sports group? damn! i still can't get over it! a whole increase of 10 bucks all becoz of the addtion of football channel and other sports channel dedicated to football only. hey! sports = football???
     
  7. armortec800df

    armortec800df Regular Member

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    Linus, very well written. Pls include in your list. I will PM you my full name.
    Let's hope that StarHub's management and their sports channel producer will understand what is badminton after reading the letter.
    Thank you...
     
  8. kobe77sg

    kobe77sg Regular Member

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    Please also CC to MR. Lim Swee Say the chairman of SBA
     
  9. Temasek Green

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    Here is the Mr.Lim Swee Say email address hopefully Mr.Lim Swee Say will listen to what you say.

    lim_swee_say@pmo.gov.sg
     
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    Hey Linus, do tell me if you need more names :)
     
  11. Linus

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    I have 6 names now (pramilainc, *~taufik~*, armortec800df, philip22r, zzz..., vnicentseah) plus pjswift soon. So more names is welcomed. Just make sure you are a Singapore resident! Middle of nowhere is hard to be verified! :)
     
  12. Sealman

    Sealman Regular Member

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    Finally received a response from Starhub yesterday:

    customerservice@starhub.com wrote:

    Thank you for your e-mail of 14 September 2007. We are sorry for the delay in our reply.

    We would like to inform you that SuperSports (Ch 22) is providing delayed coverage to the BWF Super Series 2007 - Japan Open in October.

    Here are the telecast schedules:

    SuperSports
    BWF Super Series 2007 - Japan Open
    Monday 15 Oct, 2pm - Mixed Doubles Finals
    Monday 15 Oct, 3pm - Women Doubles Finals
    Monday 15 Oct, 4pm - Men Doubles Finals
    Tuesday 16 Oct, 8pm - Men Singles Finals
    Monday 15 Oct, 9pm - Women SinglesFinals

    *telecast schedules are subject to changes

    SuperSports/SuperSports Plus will provide 'live' coverage to the final day of the BWF Super Series 2007 Grand Final in December.

    Please also look out for the delayed telecast of these BWF Super Series 2007 events on SuperSports upcoming. The telecast schedules are yet confirmed.

    China Open
    Hong Kong Open
    Grand Final

    Please be assured that your interests and feedback for a more comprehensive coverage of 'live' badminton events has been shared with our relevant departments. We appreciate your feedback and will try to acquire more badminton programming for next year.

    If you have any questions on StarHub Digital Cable and MaxOnline services, e-mail to this address or fax in to 6725 1603. We look forward to your continued support.

    Best regards

    Mabel Lim
    Consumer Services - Programming
     
  13. huangkwokhau

    huangkwokhau Regular Member

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    good job Linus....I guess there is no LIVE....
     
  14. MSHSBadmPlayer

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    good job, thanks :D
     
  15. armortec800df

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    Sealman, I got almost similar reply from StarHub yesterday.

    "Thank you for your email on 16 September 2007.

    We apologise for the delay in our response.

    We would like to inform you that SuperSports (Ch 22) is providing
    coverage to the BWF Super Series 2007 - Japan Open in October in the
    form of taped telecasts. Please be assured that we will continue to
    be mindful of the interests of Badminton fans, and we will share your
    feedback for a more comprehensive and LIVE coverage of badminton
    events with our relevant departments and channel owners.

    Here are the telecast schedules for your convenience -

    Monday 15 Oct, 2pm - mixed doubles finals
    Monday 15 Oct, 3pm - women doubles finals
    Monday 15 Oct, 4pm - mens doubles finals
    Tuesday 16 Oct, 8pm - mens singles finals
    Monday 15 Oct, 9pm - womens singles finals

    *telecast schedules are subject to changes

    We would like to share with you that the overall costs for telecast
    rights of virtually all sports programmes have been increasing
    tremendously in recent years. In order to ensure the quality of the
    sports coverage offered in our Sports Group, we have no choice but to
    implement an upward rate adjustment for the Sports Group.

    Please also look out for delayed coverage of these BWF Super Series
    events upcoming on SuperSports/SuperSports Plus. The telecast
    schedules are yet to be confirmed. BWF Super Series Grand Final
    final day will be telecast LIVE on SuperSports/SuperSports Plus in
    December.

    China Open
    Hong Kong Open
    Grand Final

    If you have any questions on StarHub Digital Cable and MaxOnline
    services, email to this address or fax in to 6725 1603.


    Best regards

    Mabel Lim
    Consumer Services - Programming"
     
  16. kobe77sg

    kobe77sg Regular Member

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    I also received the same reply but I am speechless. Starhub still don't get it that we need a live telecast.

    who need the delayed telecast one month after the match when we can download the match from this forum
     
  17. jimbo

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    Delay Telecast for Badminton tourneys? :eek: Why dont Starhub delay telecast the EPL??? :rolleyes: NON-SENSE...!!! Can we 'delay' our monthly payment??? RUBBISH, Starhub... Shame on you, Starhub. You make us (avid badminton fans) like fools compare to EPL fans. :mad:
     
  18. pjswift

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    kobe77sg and jimbo,it is important that you let SCV know your sentiments otherwise they think they are doing a great job.Email them what you said here.It'll be a big wake up call for them.
     
  19. armortec800df

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    The replied I received from StarHub 2 days ago.

    ________________________________________________
    Thank you for your e-mail of 16 September 2007.

    We wish to inform you that SuperSports (channel 22) is providing
    coverage to the BWF Super Series 2007 - Japan Open in October taped
    delayed. Rest assured, we will continue to be mindful of the
    interests of Badminton fans, and will share your feedback for a more
    comprehensive and LIVE coverage of badminton events with our relevant
    departments and channel owners.

    Here are the telecast schedules for your reference -

    Monday 15 October 2007, 2pm - mixed doubles finals
    Monday 15 October 2007, 3pm - women doubles finals
    Monday 15 October 2007, 4pm - mens doubles finals
    Tuesday 16 October 2007, 8pm - mens singles finals
    Monday 15 October 2007, 9pm - womens singles finals

    *telecast schedules are subject to changes

    We also wish to share with you that the overall costs for telecast
    rights of virtually all sports programmes have been increasing
    tremendously in recent years. In order to ensure the quality of the
    sports coverage offered in our Sports Group, we have no choice but to
    implement an upward rate adjustment for the Sports Group. :confused:

    Please also look out for delayed coverage of these BWF Super Series
    events upcoming on SuperSports/SuperSports Plus. The telecast
    schedules are yet to be confirmed. BWF Super Series Grand Final final
    day will be shown LIVE on SuperSports/SuperSports Plus in December.

    China Open
    Hong Kong Open
    Grand Final

    If you have any questions on StarHub Digital Cable and MaxOnline
    services, e-mail to this address or fax in to 6725 1603.


    Best regards

    Mabel Lim
    Consumer Services - Programming
    _______________________________________________

    Well, we shall still write to the press as what Linus has drafted.

    To StarHub sports means EPL, Tennis, Golf, F1 formula race, Ruby.... As long as they didn't improve on the live coverage of badminton. We shall continue to write in.... :cool:
     
  20. pramilainc

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    I just realized that Starhub will have 2 DEDICATED channels for Cricket from now on. They charge you a premium of $32, but at least its available if you are willing to pay.

    It shows that Starhub is not being ignorant, just unwilling.

    Not that i'm complaining, i watch more cricket than badminton.
     

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