MOBTV

MOBTV (MediaCorp Online Broadband Television) was Singapore's first subscription-based video on demand service that provides viewers with access to various TV programmes via immediate digital streaming or download from an Internet connection. From 30 March 2010, MOBTV merged with xinmsn.com as a free video on demand service, together with Podcast.sg and xin.sg. In other words, MOBTV has ceased to exist. However, MOBTV Select is still available on mio TV on Channel 312 till 12 September 2012 and was shifted to Channel 509 as of 13 September 2012 and MobTV Select on Singtel mio TV service using Channel 509 will ceased transmission from 7 January 2014 at 2359hrs. MobTV Select was removed from mio TV Service with effect from 8 October at 3:00 PM.MobTV and MobTV Select names do not exist any more.

MOBTV Select
Launched2006
Closed7 January 2014 (MOBTV Select on Singtel Mio TV)
NetworkMediaCorp TV
Owned byMediaCorp
Picture format1080i (HDTV) MPEG-2
CountrySingapore
Broadcast areaNationwide
HeadquartersCaldecott Broadcast Centre
Sister channel(s)MediaCorp Channel 8

Before migration

Subscribers could access MediaCorp TV programmes spanning a wide range of genres such as drama, variety, comedy, special, current affairs, documentaries and movies. A 14-day online review was also available for the benefit of viewers who have missed an episode or wish to watch a particular programme again.

MOBTV was available on the Internet at www.mobtv.sg and as MOBTV Select on the SingTel mio TV service within Singapore. Subscribers outside of Singapore could only access the MediaCorp owned content.

Packages

MOBTV offered two types of subscription packages:

  • MediaCorp Channels Package (Singapore and International access)

This package included selective content from Channel 5, Channel 8, Channel U, Channel NewsAsia, Suria, okto and Vasantham. The subscription periods were 1 month or 3 months.

  • Asian Channels Package (Singapore access)

This package included selective contents from the Asian drama, Asian documentary, Asian movies, and MediaCorp telemovies. This package also included movies and drama serials that are co-produced by MediaCorp and its external partners.

Discontinued

  • Animetrix (Singapore access)

This package allowed subscribers to watch popular titles like D.Gray-man, Neo Angelique Abyss, Zero No Tsukaima 3, Tokyo Majin, Yamato Nadeshinko Shichi and Seto No Hanayome.

In August 2008, MOBTV put online anime titles online in a belt called "AnimeTrix". The service offered on Internet SVOD anime episodes for streaming and download within the same week as the Japanese telecast.

Free video on demand

The Free VOD channels provide video streaming service and most of the free videos will be made available online on the next working day after its telecast on television. Each episode will be available online according to the license period.

This service is only available in Singapore and users must have a valid MOBTV account and a Singapore NRIC to access content.

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