Singtel in Netflix tie-up
January 18, 2016
Singaporean telco Singtel has become the latest operator to offer Netflix to its customers by agreeing an exclusive tie-up with the streaming service.
Customers stand to get up to nine months’ worth of complimentary Netflix subscriptions if they re-contract or sign up for a mobile plan and/or Singtel’s fibre entertainment bundle from January 22nd to July 22nd. The tie-up also gives customers the convenience of watching Netflix through Singtel TV set-top boxes from April. They can expect to enjoy the highest-quality viewing experience possible as Singtel can now plug into Netflix’s Open Connect programme, their global content delivery network.
“We are delighted to team up with Netflix to offer their top class content on our top class network,” said Yuen Kuan Moon, CEO of Consumer Singapore, Singtel. “Our customers’ entertainment consumption habits are changing. They want more freedom and flexibility in the way they consume content. This partnership with Netflix offers them just that and strengthens our content proposition by complementing our diverse suite of home entertainment offerings.”
“Our focus is to deliver quality content that our customers can access on any connected device at any time using our high-speed fixed and mobile networks. This OTT partnership with Netflix is the first of more to come and Singtel customers can expect even more interesting content in the months ahead,” he added.
Bill Holmes, Netflix’s global head of business development, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Singtel to deliver a seamless Netflix experience across their extensive network in Singapore. As a Netflix Open Connect partner and the exclusive promotional launch partner, Netflix and Singtel are working together to deliver our diverse library of TV shows and movies and an unparalleled streaming experience through Singtel products.”
Singtel customers can experience Netflix on mobile, tablet and computer. From April, they can also access Netflix on Singtel TV set-top boxes and customers can pay for their Netflix subscriptions directly through their Singtel billing. Netflix subscriptions offered in Singapore are priced according to Netflix’s prevailing pricing plans.