August 14, 2008

Singapore Exchange, StarHub Launch New Information Service on Cable TV

Singapore Exchange, StarHub launch new information service on cable TV

SINGAPORE, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- StarHub, Singapore's sole cable TV operator, and Singapore Exchange (SGX) announced on Wednesday that they are partnering to provide a new information service called Financial Information.

It will be available to 511,000 cable TV households in Singapore via their TV screens from Thursday, said the two parties in a statement.

The new service on StarHub Digital Cable's Interactive TV will enable viewers to access live stock prices and other financial information on SGX.

Information will be divided into categories such as the Mainboard, Catalist, Sectors by Industry, Products and Top 20 summaries by multi-industries.

Available on Interactive TV Channel 800, it will be accessible by all StarHub viewers using the digital set-top box, High Definition set-top box or HubStation, at no additional cost.

Viewers can also look forward to accessing other financial information such as Market Depth and other market analyses that will be made available on Interactive TV progressively, said the statement.

StarHub and SGX plan to include the real-time values of the Straits Times Index and FTSE ST Index Series by end of this year.

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