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    Default SingTel "Gravely Disappointed" With MDA, StarHub Laughing Away

    SingTel forced to cross-carry BPL matches with StarHub.

    Quote Originally Posted by StarHub

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    We welcome the decision of the Media Development Authority (MDA) to make the Barclays Premier League subject to the cross-carriage measure.

    Singapore viewers are the biggest beneficiaries of this decision and we are excited to be able to bring the BPL to our customers on our reliable network once again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SingTel

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    SingTel said it was "gravely disappointed" with the decision as it disadvantages both consumers and the industry.

    Allen Lew, SingTel's country chief officer Singapore, said the company intends to appeal the decision and seek legal recourse if necessary.

    He added that the development also means that soccer fans can expect to pay higher prices to watch matches in future.

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    Default Re: SingTel "Gravely Disappointed" With MDA, StarHub Laughing Away

    If cross carry, who is going to sign up MioTV anymore?

    Better sell some Singtel shares.

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    Default Re: SingTel "Gravely Disappointed" With MDA, StarHub Laughing Away

    Will Singtel pull out of Singapore?

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    Yes!! Their setup box always seem to hang!!

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    Default Re: SingTel "Gravely Disappointed" With MDA, StarHub Laughing Away

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Will Singtel pull out of Singapore?
    The market is too small for 2 players as the exclusive rights to broadcast BPL is very expensive. So if Singtel is going to be the sole broadcaster of BPL. Then they should do more such as bring 3D and true surround sound content. Watching football has to be as true to life experience.

    At least let Starhub be able to broadcast Champions League and some heavy clashes in 2D on demand basis.

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    In the first place consumer is being held ransom by the telcos tussle for the copyright......I skipped 2 world cup live telecast not because I dont like soccer....but because I refuse to pay the extra fees.....and I am going to terminate my mio tv next mth because I find the extra I paid just for the epl is not justify.....the $50+ savings can better spend on something else man...

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    Nowadays who will still watch soccer like last time? All outside party, work or sleep. Want to know results, go online and know liao, no need to wait till next day paper. 110 mins of life wasted by just watching a match that dont concern me much, I doubt I will watch even free. (unless LFC playing. :P)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    Nowadays who will still watch soccer like last time? All outside party, work or sleep. Want to know results, go online and know liao, no need to wait till next day paper. 110 mins of life wasted by just watching a match that dont concern me much, I doubt I will watch even free. (unless LFC playing. :P)
    u closet fan mah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    Nowadays who will still watch soccer like last time? All outside party, work or sleep. Want to know results, go online and know liao, no need to wait till next day paper. 110 mins of life wasted by just watching a match that dont concern me much, I doubt I will watch even free. (unless LFC playing. :P)
    Any dislike here?? Kidding...

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    Used to be LFC but now, still belong to LFC even they not playing well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBTM View Post
    Used to be LFC but now, still belong to LFC even they not playing well.
    ahhh...
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    Default Re: SingTel "Gravely Disappointed" With MDA, StarHub Laughing Away

    Which Fried Chicken is that? I only know KFC.

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    Default Re: SingTel "Gravely Disappointed" With MDA, StarHub Laughing Away

    Quote Originally Posted by White Wolf View Post
    Yes!! Their setup box always seem to hang!!
    White Wolf ... True mine always face this problem ...

    Call for service & yet is a poor Customer Service ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amazing lighting View Post
    White Wolf ... True mine always face this problem ...

    Call for service & yet is a poor Customer Service ...
    Wait till you call starhub CS...

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    Default Re: SingTel "Gravely Disappointed" With MDA, StarHub Laughing Away

    All is kawan kawan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liteon View Post
    Wait till you call starhub CS...
    i still prefer Singtel's CS. friendly at the shop

    and when you bang table over the phone and facebook, they really work fast

    Starhub? not a chance.

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