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StarHub nabs broadcast rights to HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens

StarHub is the official broadcaster of the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens, which will be aired on Singapore’s only free sports channel, SuperSports Arena and on StarHub’s in-house SuperSports channels.

The channels can be accessed on multiple devices including TVs, laptops, tablets and phones. Rugby fans can look forward to keeping up with latest World Rugby Sevens news through StarHub’s daily sports news show SuperSports360, which is broadcast on SuperSports Arena. On-air trailers will be shown on various channels on StarHub’s pay TV network to further spread awareness of the Series.

This agreement also allows StarHub customers to enjoy a discount of 15% when they purchase tickets to the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens. StarHub’s coverage of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series begins with the Hong Kong leg on 8-10 April 2016.

Howie Lau, CMO of StarHub, said: “This is the first time that the World Rugby Sevens will be played in the Singapore Sports Hub and we are excited to bring it to the growing number of rugby fans here. As a committed partner of Rugby Singapore, it is our mission to make the game more accessible to all Singaporeans. Whether they choose to soak up the atmosphere in the stadium using our StarHub customer discount or watch it “live” on our free SuperSports Arena channel, rugby fans will be treated to a good show filled with world class rugby action of the highest order.”

Low Teo Ping, Chairman of Rugby Singapore Pte Ltd, said: “With StarHub showing the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens ‘live’, now all of Singapore can share in the excitement of a global rugby event happening on our doorstep. It’s great that StarHub is also doing their part to drive more fans to the Stadium and to promote rugby to our youths by inviting a legendary Sevens player to Singapore.”

StarHub will also work with FOX Sports to bring in Waisale Serevi to conduct a clinic for youths. Serevi is a well-known rugby player who is a World Rugby Hall of Fame inductee and a two-time Rugby World Cup Sevens winner.

Fion Yeo, general manager of FOX Networks Group Singapore, said: “We are glad to be able to bring to the community an event that aims to inspire both rugby fans and non-fans alike. Rugby has great values to impact, and we at FOX Sports are delighted to have such a legend, such as Serevi, to work with us to spread these values.”

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