It is a surprise as Singapore has been very conservative with R21 (mature themes suitable for above 21)movies. To date, it is only screened in certain movie theatres. From Oct 18 this year, the R21 rating will be allowed to be screen on demand via the pay tv networks in Singapore.

The Media Development Authority (MDA) has given the green light for StarHub and SingTel to offer R21 content on their video-on-demand platforms.

Singtel mio TV is first to offer R21 programmes SingTel’s mio TV will be offering R21 movies on-demand to its customers, such as crime thriller The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011), gay-themed drama A Single Man (2009), superhero flick Watchmen (2009) and horror flick The Hills Have Eyes (2006).

Will you watch such channels at the comfort of your home ?