The Straits Times reports that Singapore telecoms operator M1 Limited (M1) has ramped up its IPTV offering by bundling free movies, e-books and games, as well as doubling the amount of paid content available to the end user. To support the drive, M1 is giving its customers a new set-top box, dubbed MiBro, which replaces its older 1box, and which is capable of streaming 18,000 video-on-demand (VoD) titles, 116 TV channels, 1,200 e-books and 370 gaming applications. MiBro users can also surf the internet – a feature that was also included on 1box – and connect directly to social networks via their TV sets. M1 is offering MiBro to its fibre broadband customers for SGD8 (USD6.3) per month, although subscribers from other internet service providers will pay SGD12 to get it.
M1 launched its 1box IPTV service in November 2010.