General Election 2015: MediaCorp’s Nomination Day coverage

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General Election 2015: MediaCorp’s Nomination Day coverage

Singapore, 27 August 2015MediaCorp will be providing comprehensive coverage of General Election 2015 from now till Polling Day on 11 September and after.  Beyond extended news coverage, there will be “live” updates and analysis around the election on all its platforms – digital, television, radio and print, as well as its over-the-top service Toggle.

MediaCorp’s Special Programming on Nomination Day 1 September is as follows:

Singapore Votes 2015: Nomination Day 

Follow our special “live” coverage of the process of candidates filing their papers to stand in the General Election.  Our teams will be reporting from the nine Nomination Centres across Singapore to see who will be contesting, and where.  Sixteen Group Representation Constituencies and 13 Single Member Constituencies are at stake for a total of 89 parliamentary seats.

* “Live” on Channel NewsAsia, 11am – 2pm (SIN/ HK/ MNL time)

* “Live” streaming on channelnewsasia.com/sgvotes2015 and Toggle.sg/sgvotes2015

* Catch-up on Toggle.sg/sgvotes2015

* “Live” on Channel 8, 1pm – 1.45pm  

* “Live” streaming on channel8news.sg and Toggle.sg/sgvotes2015

* Catch-up on Toggle.sg/sgvotes2015

* “Live” reports and analysis on 938LIVE, 10.30am – 1.30pm, and a special news programme from 6pm – 7pm

* “Live” reports and analysis on Capital 95.8FM, 10.30am – 2pm, and a special programme from 6pm – 7pm

* Special reports on Malay and Tamil News programmes with an additional news telecast at 11pm for Suria and 11.30pm for Vasantham

* “Live” reports on Oli 96.8FM and Warna 94.2FM

Singapore Votes 2015: Political Forum 

Channel NewsAsia is organising two “live” political forums in English and Mandarin, to discuss issues facing Singapore in the 2015 General Election and beyond.  The one-hour forums will bring together representatives from the governing People’s Action Party and the five opposition parties that field the most candidates this election, which will only be confirmed at the close of the nomination period.  The forums will allow viewers to better understand the parties’ positions on issues facing Singapore and get an insight into the candidates vying for their votes.

The English programme will adopt a structured format with time allotted to parties to state their position on issues, as well as a moderated question and answer segment.  Opposition members will be given half the airtime, and the PAP the other half.

Channel NewsAsia will invite the parties to nominate their candidates for the forum after the close of the nomination period on 1 September.  To make the programme more interactive and even more relevant for viewers, the channel will be inviting the public to submit questions via email to SGvotes2015@mediacorp.com.sg.  Channel NewsAsia will curate the questions and select the top three issues for discussion.

* Mandarin forum, titled “新加坡大选2015 – 电视论坛”: Channel 8, 7pm – 8pm

* “Live” streaming on channel8news.sg and Toggle.sg/sgvotes2015 

* Catch-up on Toggle.sg/sgvotes2015

* English forum, titled “Your Vote Matters”: simulcast on Channel NewsAsia and Channel 5, 8pm – 9pm

* “Live” streaming on channelnewsasia.com/sgvotes2015 and Toggle.sg

* Catch-up on Toggle.sg/sgvotes2015

Details of other General Election 2015 programmes including coverage of election rallies and polling night results will be announced later.

Issued by MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:

Faith Yang

Senior Executive, Corporate Services

News & Premier

Email: faithyang@mediacorp.com.sg

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