Singaporeans in some parts of the island have been receiving free signals from neighbouring countries. Earlier this month, upon the instructions of the World Cup's media rights distributor, Infront Sports & Media AG, Malaysia's RTM 1 channel encrypted its signals such that only Malaysian viewers could watch the channel.And the last time I checked, the RTM signal was back to acceptable viewing standards.
But the SCTV coverage can still be enjoyed by those with an antenna living in the east, central and south-east areas of Singapore.
While StarHub is aware of the "loophole", there is nothing much it can do about it.
"It's not something that can be mandated. There aren't any agency around that controls or regulates such spillover signals. Neither is there any technology available to block these signals. Besides, blocking signals from other countries can be a sensitive issue," said StarHub spokesperson Huang Shu-Yin.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Who says you have to pay StarHub to watch the World Cup live in Singapore? There's always Indonesia's free SCTV. From Channel NewsAsia:
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