From July 11, subscription for the Basic Group and Value Pack will go up by $4.StarHub said that they have no choice but to raise the charges. From Channel NewsAsia:
That means their cheapest package of three basic groups will cost $24.
And in October, the price for the Sports Group will be up $10 to $25. In 2004, the price for this group almost doubled - from $8 to $15.
Mr Thomas Ee, StarHub's senior vice-president of cable, fixed and IP services, said the price increases are a "natural result" of the rising prices of pay-TV content, which makes up 42 per cent of StarHub's cable TV revenue.No choice? Look StarHub, it's the cable TV viewers that do not have a fucking choice! So stop giving fucking excuses to take advantage of your customers. We have no fucking choice but to sign up anyway if we want to continue to watch our English Premier League for example. It's not as if we have a choice to sign up with a competitor.
Said Mr Ee: "Most pay-TV operators around the world increase prices periodically, and StarHub has not done so despite a steady rise in costs over the years ... It is impossible to continue absorbing the costs indefinitely, so we have no choice but to implement this rate adjustment at this time."