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Catch Singapore’s National Day programmes on Mediacorp
Singapore, 3 August 2018 – This 53rd National Day, catch the National Day Message and National Day Parade which will be broadcast live on Mediacorp platforms to a worldwide audience.
1. National Day Message
The National Day Message will be broadcast on 8 August 2018 across Mediacorp’s free-to-air TV channels and radio stations in the four official languages, and streamed on Toggle. The broadcasts will be subtitled in the language of the channel.
The National Day Message will be delivered in the four official languages by:
1. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (English);
2. Minister for Trade & Industry Mr Chan Chun Sing (Mandarin);
3. Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister in charge of Muslim Affairs Mr Masagos Zulkifli (Malay); and
4. Minister for Communications & Information Mr S Iswaran (Tamil).
The video clips of the National Day Message in the four languages will also be available on Toggle (Toggle.sg/NDP2018) after the first television broadcast.
The full broadcast schedule is as follows:
|Language||Start time||Platform (with simulcast on Toggle*)|
|English||8 August 6.45pm||Channel NewsAsia*|
|8 August 8.05pm ||938NOW|
|8 August 8:45pm||Channel 5*|
|8 August 11.00pm||okto*|
|9 August 10.00am||Channel NewsAsia*|
|9 August 10.05am||938NOW|
|9 August 5.20pm||Channel 5 and okto*|
|Mandarin||8 August 8.25pm||Capital 958|
|8 August 8.45pm||Channel 8*|
|8 August 11.30pm ||Channel U*|
|9 August 9.30am||Capital 958|
|9 August 5.20pm||Channel 8*|
|9 August 5.20pm ||Channel U*|
|Malay ||8 August 7.45pm ||Suria*|
|8 August 7.45pm||Warna 94.2FM|
|9 August 5.00pm||Suria*|
|9 August 5.05pm||Warna 94.2FM|
|Tamil||8 August 8.15pm||Vasantham*|
|8 August 9.00pm||Oli 968|
|9 August 5.20pm ||Vasantham* and Oli 968|
2. National Day Parade
For the deaf, there will be closed captions on Channel 5 (HD). For Toggle viewers, the live captions can be enabled or disabled through “Settings” on Toggle’s video player.
Singaporeans who are outdoors can also catch the NDP broadcast live at nine outdoor screens. Managed by Mediacorp OOH Media, these giant screens are located at Chinatown Point, Bugis Street, Orchard Towers, JCube, Junction 8, The Star Vista, orchardgateway, iFly@Sentosa and Westgate.
The live and repeat broadcast schedule is as follows:
|English||9 August 5.35pm (live)||Channel 5, okto, Toggle|
|Channel NewsAsia (International)|
|19 August 3.15pm (repeat)|
Channel 5, Toggle
|Mandarin||9 August 5.35pm (live)||Channel 8, Channel U, Toggle|
|12 August 3.00pm (repeat)||Channel 8, Toggle|
|Malay||9 August 5.35pm (live)||Suria, Toggle|
|19 August 3.00pm (repeat)||Suria, Toggle|
|Tamil||9 August 5.35pm (live)||Vasantham, Toggle|
|13 August 3.00pm (repeat)||Vasantham, Toggle|
3. National Day Rally
This year’s National Day Rally will be held on Sunday, 19 August 2018 at the Institute of Technical Education in Ang Mo Kio. Telecast details on Mediacorp television channels, radio stations and Toggle will be announced in due course.
Assistant Lead, Brand and Communications, Mediacorp
Tel.: +65 63503931
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