Singapore, 7 July 2020 – Mediacorp is broadcasting the Constituency Political Broadcasts (CPBs) across a range of its platforms from 3 – 8 July 2020, 7.00pm onwards. CPBs are special, one-off arrangements for the General Election (GE) 2020 in view of the COVID-19 situation, and offer political parties and candidates more airtime to share their messages with voters.
The schedule for the CPB on 8 July 2020 on Mediacorp’s platforms is as follows:
|8 July 2020,|
|Channel 5, CNA938, cna.asia, 8world.com, CNA Youtube, CNA Facebook, TODAY|
As announced in the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) release issued on 1 July 2020, the order of the CPBs is based on the alphabetical ordering of the constituency. The broadcast for each constituency will begin with the incumbent, followed by other contesting parties or candidates.
The allocated airtime for political parties for the CPBs is as follows:
· Single Member Constituency (SMC) – 3 minutes per candidate;
· Group Representative Constituency (GRC) – 12 minutes per 4-member GRC, and 15 minutes per 5-member GRC. For GRCs, parties can decide if one or more members will speak during the allotted time. The entire GRC team also does not have to be present for their respective CPBs.
Mediacorp is providing comprehensive coverage of General Election 2020 in all four languages across all its platforms. Details can be found in the previous release issued here.
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