Starhub to Scamble World Cup Signals from RTM


Stifling technology in the name of monopoly and money, while screwing up all Singaporeans. That is what Starhub and Singtel are good at.

If you had been able to receive RTM TV1 or TV2 channels via Starhub Channel 118 and planned to watch World Cup 2010 via this channel, be in for a disappointment.

Nothing surprising and similar to the previous World Cup, Starhub had confirmed yesterday that they will be scrambling the signal from Channel 118 for all World Cup matches.

This means that all you will see is Gaussian white noise on Channel 118 during World Cup matches.

Time to go back to the good’o technology days when people buy long or fishbone antenna and extend it beyond their windows to get over-the-air signal.

RTM World Cup Schedule
For those of you who have not subscribed to the Singtel-Starhub World Cup 2010 package and do not intend to, we have listed down the RTM World Cup Schedule for your reference.

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) is slated to broadcast most of the World Cup matches and presents an alternative (and free) option if you are able to receive RTM network within your vicinity in Singapore. World Cup 2010 schedule is listed against local time in Singapore and Malaysia.
MATCH
NO. DATE KICK OFF TIME TRANSMISSION TIME ROUND MATCH Station
1 11 JUN 22:00 21:00 GROUP A SOUTH AFRICA vs MEXICO RTM TV1
3 12 JUN 22:00 21:30 GROUP B ARGENTINA vs NIGERIA RTM TV1
5 13 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP C ENGLAND vs USA RTM TV1
7 14 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP D GERMANY vs AUSTRALIA RTM TV1
14 16 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP G BRAZIL vs KOREA DPR RTM TV1
15 16 JUN 19:30 19:00 GROUP H HONDURAS vs CHILE RTM TV2
18 18 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP A FRANCE vs MEXICO RTM TV1
23 19 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP C ENGLAND vs ALGERIA RTM TV1
25 19 JUN 19:30 19:00(Std IBC) GROUP E NERTHERLANDS vs JAPAN RTM TV1
24 19 JUN 22:00 21:30 GROUP D GHANA vs AUSTRALIA RTM TV1
27 20 JUN 19:30 19:00(Std IBC) GROUP F SLOVAKIA vs PARAGUAY RTM TV2
28 20 JUN 22:00 21:30 GROUP F ITALY vs NEW ZEALAND RTM TV1
29 21 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP G BRAZIL vs IVORY COAST RTM TV1
30 21 JUN 19:30 19:00 GROUP G PORTUGAL vs KOREA DPR RTM TV2
35 23 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP B NIGERIA vs REPUBLIC KOREA RTM TV1
38 23 JUN 22:00 21:30 GROUP C USA vs ALGERIA RTM TV1
39 24 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP D GHANA vs GERMANY RTM TV1
44 25 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP E CAMEROON vs NERTHERLANDS RTM TV1
47 26 JUN 02:30 02:00 GROUP H CHILE vs SPAIN RTM TV1
49 26 JUN 22:00 21:30 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP A vs 2nd GROUP B RTM TV1
50 27 JUN 02:30 02:00 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP C vs 2nd GROUP D RTM TV1
51 27 JUN 22:00 21:30 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP D vs 2nd GROUP C RTM TV1
52 28 JUN 02:30 02:00 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP B vs 2nd GROUP A RTM TV1
53 28 JUN 22:00 21:30 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP E vs 2nd GROUP F RTM TV1
54 29 JUN 02:30 02:00 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP G vs 2nd GROUP H RTM TV1
55 29 JUN 22:00 21:30 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP F vs 2nd GROUP E RTM TV1
56 30 JUN 02:30 02:00 2nd ROUND 1st GROUP H vs 2nd GROUP G RTM TV1
57 02JULAI 22:00 21:30 OUATERFINAL 1 WINNER MATCH 53 vs WINNER MATCH 54 RTM TV1
58 03JULAI 02:30 02:00 QUATERFINAL 2 WINNER MATCH 49 vs WINNER MATCH 50 RTM TV1
59 03JULAI 22:00 21:30 QUATERFINAL 3 WINNER MATCH 52 vs WINNER MATCH 51 RTM TV2
60 04JULAI 02:30 02:00 QUATERFINAL 4 WINNER MATCH 55 vs WINNER MATCH 56 RTM TV1
61 07JULAI 02:30 02:00 SEMIFINAL1 WINNER MATCH 58 vs WINNER MATCH 57 RTM TV1
62 08JULAI 02:30 02:00 SEMIFINAL2 WINNER MATCH 59 vs WINNER MATCH 60 RTM TV1
63 11JULAI 02:30 02:00 3rd PLACE LOSER MATCH 61 vs LOSER MATCH 62 RTM TV1
64 12JULAI 02:30 01:30 FINAL WINNER MATCH 61 vs WINNER MATCH 62 RTM TV1

3 comments:

  1. What would one expect? Afterall the authorities are approving their blatant overpricing and taking Singaporeans to the cleaners on the World Cup.

    In Australia, it is also free. Well, old man has siad that nothing is free in Singapore. Singtel and Starup and taken this one up by charging Singaporeans exhorbitant rates... well the man on the street usually suffers..

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  2. This is really shameful of the telcos. Time to boycott them by subscribing to their basic services only.

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  3. evil telcos will get their due one day. there are many free channels available in the internet, see here for the urls.

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