M1 Ltd enters Singapore IPTV market with 1box, bringing an array of compelling content and services to the TV screens of M1 Home Broadband customers

SINGAPORE, 11 November 2010 – An exciting new channel for home infotainment is now available with the launch of 1box by M1 tomorrow. Internet, movies, celebrity concerts, exciting games and fun learning modules will be available via high-speed broadband from this multimedia device. 1box will bring the World Wide Web and an array of compelling content and services to the TV screens of M1 Home Broadband customers.

1box is offered as a value-added service with a lifestyle and entertainment focus for M1’s Fibre, Cable and ADSL Home Broadband customers. It is a simple to use plug-and-play device that connects to the HDMI slot of high definition television sets (HDTV) and rides on M1’s advanced Home Broadband network. Customers can lean back and enjoy the exciting suite of services on television via 1box with a remote control or a wireless keyboard and mouse.

1box offers customers the pleasure of accessing the Internet on TV, including streaming videos on popular websites such as Sesame Street, YouTube, Clicknetwork.tv and Discovery Channel and staying in touch with family and friends on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

By connecting their external media storage to 1box via the USB port, customers can also share their personal videos, music or photos with family and friends on television.

1box will be offered to customers on a monthly rental of $5 for 50 Mbps and above fibre

Home Broadband plans. (Please refer to Table 1 for the 1box rental rates).

There will be four main categories of content services that will be offered to customers: Education, Music, Movies and Games. Customers can subscribe to the content services on a monthly subscription basis while content such as movies will be charged on a pay-per-view basis. (Please refer to the list of services and charges).
“We are excited to offer our customers more lifestyle and entertainment choices via this new multimedia platform. With its wide range of TV Internet and content capability, 1box will provide many hours of entertainment for the whole family. Most importantly, it will enable customers to get more out of their current M1 Home Broadband service,” said P. Subramaniam, Chief Marketing Officer of M1.
“1box will be one of many more innovative services from M1 that will leverage on our ultra-fast fibre broadband service that was launched on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network,” he added.

Table 1 : 1box Rental Plans

M1 Home Broadband Plans (ADSL/Cable) 5 Mbps 8 Mbps 15 Mbps 30 Mbps 100 Mbps
1box monthly rental $12.00 (w/GST) $5.00 (w/GST)

 

M1 Home Broadband Plans (Fibre) 25 Mbps 50 Mbps/100 Mbps/ 150 Mbps/ 200 Mbps/1000 Mbps
1box monthly rental $12.00 (w/GST) $5.00 (w/GST)

 

 

Content Services on 1box

 

  • Education : Subscribe to MC Online for fun and interactive learning programmes for primary school kids. At only $2.14 per month per channel, parents can share the fun of learning Chinese, Maths and Science with their kids.

 

  • Music : Subscribe to “iConcerts Unlimited Pass” for recorded “live” concerts featuring international artistes such as Lady Gaga, U2, Coldplay and more. At only $5.35 per month, subscribers can watch the concerts as many times as they want and transform their living room into the hottest concert hall.

 

  • Movies : M1 Recommends provides movies for viewing anytime. At only $3.21 to $5.35 per view, for a range of movie titles.

 

  • Games : Subscribe to M1 Game Zone at only $1.07 per month and enjoy family time playing these fun TV games.

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