Catch the widest coverage of Team Singapore at 18th ASIAN GAMES on Mediacorp

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Catch the widest coverage of Team Singapore at 18th ASIAN GAMES on Mediacorp

Singapore, 7 August 2018 – Over 260 Singapore athletes will compete in 21 sporting events at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, making this year’s the largest sporting contingent from Singapore at the Games. As the official broadcaster, Mediacorp will have seven live feeds on Toggle, comprising six live channels dedicated to the action and a simulcast of oktoSports’ coverage of the Games, delivering the widest coverage of the Asian Games to date.  

From 18 August to 2 September, the Games will be live-streamed on Toggle and broadcast free-to-air on oktoSports, the sports belt of okto. All the action and curated daily highlights are also available for catch-up on a dedicated microsite on Toggle at Toggle.sg/AsianGames2018.

The latest updates on the Games including the medal tally results will be carried on Mediacorp’s radio and TV news bulletins across all language platforms.

On digital platforms, Mediacorp will provide coverage of Team Singapore athletes on channelnewsasia.com and todayonline.com, including their social media pages. Viewers can also catch the winning moments of Team Singapore athletes on Mediacorp’s social platforms.

The highlights of the Games coverage include: 

1.      The Opening Ceremony, on 18 August live from 8.00pm on oktoSports and Toggle

2.      The Closing Ceremony, on 2 September live from 8.00pm on oktoSports and Toggle

3.      Live sporting action from 19 August to 1 September between 4.00pm and 11.00pm on oktoSports and live-streaming of the Games on six dedicated channels on Toggle from 19 August to 1 September between 10.00am to 1.00am. *Timings on Toggle might differ on certain days due to events

4.      Today At The Games, a daily round-up of the Games nightly from 11.00pm to 12.00am, and a Summary of the Games on oktoSports on 2 September from 7.00pm to 8.00pm

Ms Irene Lim, Chief Customer Officer, Mediacorp said, “With the largest Team Singapore contingent at the Asian Games this year, we are rallying Singaporeans to support our athletes by bringing the action live to viewers daily, wherever they are.  We will have the most complete coverage of the Games, and are proud to support Team Singapore.”

Visit Toggle.sg/AsianGames2018, the comprehensive microsite on the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta Palembang, for more information on the Games coverage.  For internet viewers, they can access Toggle via the Toggle app available on iOS and Android devices, Smart TVs, Apple TV and Chromecast.


Media contacts
Sharon Toh
Assistant Lead, Brand and Communications, Mediacorp
Tel.: +65 63503931
Email: sharontoh@mediacorp.com.sg  

Darren Lai
Senior Marketing Manager
English Audience
Tel.: +6582227602
Email: DarrenLai.ChiKhiang@mediacorp.com.sg

About Mediacorp

Mediacorp has the widest range of media platforms in Singapore spanning digital, television, radio, print and out-of-home media. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, the company has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to virtually all adults in Singapore weekly.

Mediacorp is an active regional player through Channel NewsAsia International, drama co-productions and collaborations in magazine publishing and online media. Its investments include stakes in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation.

Mediacorp was named Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year for the 14th time at the Asian Television Awards in 2017.

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