Singtel has been ordered by the Media Development Authority of Singapore to share three seasons worth of English Premier League (EPL) broadcast with rival StarHub.
This comes as the authority determined that Singtel “non-exclusive” contract with EPL came with a clause that would make it hard for StarHub to get content from EPL.
“As the end of current three-year EPL deal nears, many in Singapore including rival StarHub were caught by surprise when SingTel in October 2012 announced it had secured the rights to broadcast the football league for another three seasons–this time, on a non-exclusive basis. By doing so, it had effectively omitted itself from the corss-carriage rule, leaving StarHub free to negotiate its own terms for an EPL deal.
However, after its attempts to secure a deal were repeatedly put off by the Football Assocation Premier League (FAPL), StarHub grew increasingly frustrated and in February threw a complaint to the MDA, arguing that the SingTel deal was in effect exclusive. It pointed to a “rebate” the FAPL, which manages the league’s broadcast and sponsorship agreements, might have agreed to pay SingTel if it chose to sell broadcast rights to StarHub.”
The cross-carriage rule meant that Singtel has to share exclusive content with StarHub, however, it didn’t say if StarHub needs to share the cost of the exclusive rights which Singtel paid for.
Singtel has said it would appeal and seek legal representation on MDA’s decision.
April 24, 2013 Leave a comment
A well-known Singapore veteran actor Huang Wenyong has pass away today at the age of 60.
Wenyong was famous for his role as “Ah Shui” in The Awakening series that aired in 1984 to celebrate Singapore’s 25 years of independence.
Here’s the opening theme of The Awakening to remember the actor.
April 20, 2013 Leave a comment
Singapore’s National Environment Agency came under social media scrutiny after it reported yesterday that the air quality was GOOD of PSI reading 40, despite the reality that most Singaporeans were breathing in burnt air on Friday.
April 20, 2013 Leave a comment
Singapore has a “kiasu” culture which means the fear of losing out.
However, some officials in charge of the MRT are so fearful that the emergency button in the trains will be misused, they put up a big penalty lty warning to prevent misused. The hefty penalty means that passengers would rather be safe than sorry about pressing the emergency button, even if the situation calls for it. continue reading »
April 19, 2013 Leave a comment
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs will be back in September with where they left off.
This time, the food somehow evolved into animals.
Be careful, “There is a leek in the car!”.
“In the original, hero Flint Lockwood invents and eventually destroys a machine that causes chaos in his hometown by turning water into food. Number two picks up shortly after, with Flint discovering that his machine is still operational — and now produces food-animal hybrids (such as the “Taco-dile Supreme”).” Anita Li of Mashable.
February 28, 2013 Leave a comment
Seth Macfarlane hosted the Oscars 2013 and now is known in history for his “We saw your boobs” opening act.
Many tweeted negatively about the song but this is expected from Seth Macfarlene, who is the creator of the risque Family Guy series.
The song is something that you expect Peter Griffin to be singing in one of the episodes.
It can be expected that somebody will make a compilation of the all the boobs in a video.
The Sun has compiled the a photo collection of all of Seth’s boobs though. You can find it here.
February 26, 2013 Leave a comment
Asia has a new top model. Crowned as the inaugural winner of the first-ever Asia’s Next Top Model, Jessica Amornkuldilok, 26 years old, came out on top against other top model hopefuls at an exclusive finale episode screening in front of media and invited guests at Stage 28 at the Universal Studios Singapore.
Nadya Hutagalung , head judge and host of the reality series, was on hand to announce and present Jessica with the winning photo, in true ‘Top Model’ fashion. continue reading »
February 25, 2013 Leave a comment
Alvin Tan Jye Yee. the former scholar at the National University of Singapore, and her girlfriend, Vivian Lee, have launched their “Sexcussions with Alvivi” channel on Youtube.
Their latest video recording is an interview with Ris Low, another controversial figure who stepped down from her Miss Singapore Universe title, due to her credit card fraud conviction.
There is nothing much sexiciting about this video though. Besides learning that Ris will pose nude for a mere SGD600 and the girl on girl action, there is nothing much to learn from the video except for Ris broken English.
February 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian welcome the New Year with the announcement of their new baby.
Wrote Kim Kardshian on her blog,
“It’s true!! Kanye and I are expecting a baby. We feel so blessed and lucky and wish that in addition to both of our families, his mom and my dad could be here to celebrate this special time with us. Looking forward to great new beginnings in 2013 and to starting a family. Happy New Year!!! Xo”
Is the world ready for a Baby Kardashian?
December 31, 2012 Leave a comment