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Hub E City

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Hub E City
HUB都会台
E City (logo).jpg
CountrySingapore
Broadcast areaNationwide
NetworkStarHub TV
Programming
Language(s)Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean
Picture formatSDTV 576i
HDTV 1080i
Timeshift serviceE City +2
都会台 +2
Ownership
OwnerStarHub
Sister channelsSensasi
SuperSports Arena
SuperSports
VV Drama
History
Launched2009 (Singapore)
ReplacedHUB E City (2017-Present)
Former namesE City (2009-2016)

Hub E City is a cable television StarHub TV channel 825 which belongs to StarHub. Its programming consists solely of drama series and hot entertainment programmes from Taiwan, Japan and Korea, dubbed into Mandarin for dramas (variety shows remain Korean) and also airs highly rated Taiwanese variety shows presented by popular hosts. There are commercial breaks during programmes on every 30 minutes. Starhub CableTV's channel 826 is E City +2 channel, showing programmes they air 2 hours before at a 2-hour later timeslot, which is still under the Chinese Entertainment Basic Group together with its Start Over and Catch Up TV buttons. Now Starhub also has added Starhub CableTV's channel 111, a simulcast of E City channel 825. Initially both of them are complimentary only on for one and a half years from 25 April 2011 to 31 December 2012, however, the complimentary viewing extended for two more years, which ends on 31 December 2014[1]

The channel is a Homemade Theme channel by StarHub TV, along with HUB VV Drama (including On Demand), HUB Sports (4 different numbered channels, as well as HUB Sports Arena), HUB Sensasi, HUB Dunia Sinema On Demand, HUB Ru Yi Hokkien On Demand and HUB Varnam VOD.

In February 2012, for a period of 7 weeks, E City was the broadcaster of the Mandarin version of Fairprice Family Cook Off (S2). The English version was broadcast by the Asian Food Channel (Ch 435).

In July 2012, for a period of 10 weeks, E City broadcast Sunsilk Academy Fantasia, the first reality singing competition in Singaporean after two and a half years. Subscribers could view the contestants' status every night, including the delayed broadcast of the weekly rounds. Subscribers could also watch the contestants' status live on the now defunct Academy Fantasia Channel (Ch 110).

TV shows from April 2011

These are the shows that have been broadcast on E City since April 2011, according to the colours of the logo, blue, orange, green and purple respectively. Variety specials are not included in this list.

Current categories

7pm dramas 戏剧7点档

2nd session: Mondays to Fridays, 5.00pm - 6.00pm: (encored at 10.30am - 11.30am)

  • Father and Son 父与子

1st session: Mondays to Fridays, 7pm - 8.00pm: (encored at 9.00am - 10.00am)

Former teen 10pm drama timeslot: Mondays to Fridays, 10.00pm - 11.00pm (encored at 3.30am - 4.30am, 1.30pm - 2.30pm and Saturdays, 8.00am - 12.30pm)

  • Waking Love Up 爱情睡醒了

Teens 四角酷

Mondays to Fridays, 11.00pm - 12.30am:

Manga: second telecast: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7.30am - 8.00am and Sundays, 8.00am - 10.30am

Entertainment:

  • Showbiz 完全娱乐

Former JK drama timeslot: Saturdays, 11.00pm - 1.15am; second telecasts on Sundays, 4.00am - 6.30am and at 5.00pm - 7.15pm

Kids 小绿豆

Sundays, 10.30am - 12.30pm

  • Brainy Bubbly Bug Buddies 小虫虫有大智慧
  • Dr. Arty Farty 画神闲
  • Follow Me 下课花路米
  • Fruity Pie 水果冰淇淋
  • Patch Pillows 宝宝枕丁
  • XTY Fun Tuition 阳光小学堂

Taiwan idol dramas 都会偶像剧

Saturdays, 8.00pm - 9.30pm; second telecasts on Sundays, 6.30am - 8.00am and at Saturdays, 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Weekday entertainment 娱乐8点档

Mondays to Fridays, 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Weekend entertainment 周末好康

Saturdays 7.00pm - 8.00pm

  • The Classics of Kang Xi 康熙精选 / 奇怪10点档:康熙来了 / 康熙来了
  • Miss Traveller WOMAN爱旅行

Saturdays 9.30pm - 10.30pm / 11.00pm

  • Harlem Music 给你哈音乐
  • SS Swallow Night SS小燕之夜

Sundays 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Sundays from 11.30pm - 12.30am

  • 2NE1 TV
  • Hello Baby Girls Generation
  • Hello Baby ShinEE
  • Hello Baby T-ARA
  • Special D-Day

Every night at 12.30am

  • TVB Entertainment News 无线娱乐新闻

Former categories

Teens 四角酷

10pm dramas:

  • Channel X 国民英雄
  • Desperately Loving You 爱在桐花纷飞时
  • Hayate the Combat Butler 旋風管家
  • Love Recipe 料理情人梦
  • Love Together 爱让我们在一起
  • Pearls of Love 第一百万颗珍珠
  • Rogue Principal 铁汉校长
  • Tamra, the Island 垂涎之島 탐나는도다
  • That Love Comes 欢迎爱光临
  • Tokyo Dogs 东京DOGS
  • Who's The One 我的完美男人

Taiwan idol dramas 都会偶像剧

Sunday timeslot:

JK dramas JK剧场

  • Dream High 梦想高飞 드림하이
  • In Need of Romance 需要浪漫 로맨스가 필요해
  • Mary is Out At Night 玛丽外宿中 매리는 외박중
  • Moon Lovers 月之恋人 月の恋人
  • Naughty Kiss 恶作剧之吻 장난스런
  • Secret Garden 秘密花园 시크릿 가든

Weekend entertainment 周末好康

Former 9.30pm - 11.30pm timeslot

  • Matilda's Talkshow 陶子藝言堂

都会LIVE!星期天

Sundays, 8.00pm - 10.00pm (simulcast with Taiwan CTV)

  • Million Star 華人星光大道
  • Million Star Reunion 華人星光大道回顾特辑 (决战星时代)
  • Mimic King 超级模王大道

Sundays, 10.00pm - 11.30pm (broadcast with Taiwan FTV)

See also

References

  1. ^ "StarHub TV Rate Card Terms & Conditions". Archived from the original on 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
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