MediaCorp and SingTel mio TV to broadcast Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Singapore, 18 July 2014 – MediaCorp and SingTel mio TV will be broadcasting the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games from 23 July to 3 August.

MediaCorp will be carrying the 17 sports free on okto channel and its over-the-top service, Toggle which will stream live events for viewers on the go, while SingTel will be dedicating six HD channels to round-the-clock coverage of the games on pay TV platform SingTel mio TV and its companion mobile app, mio TV Go. SingTel will be offering the most comprehensive ever “live” coverage of the games in Singapore.

Here are the key offerings that MediaCorp and SingTel will bring to the viewers:

On MediaCorp platforms

  • Special Coverage of Team Singapore’s participation          

    Viewers can depend on MediaCorp to bring them special coverage of Team Singapore including triathlete and runner, Mok Ying Ren, badminton player Derek Wong, table tennis player, Feng Tian Wei and sprinter, Shanti Pereira. This will include interviews with Team Singapore athletes and a daily round-up of Team Singapore’s performance. 

  • Daily Highlights show          

    MediaCorp will also carry a daily highlights show, Today at the Games, rounding up the day’s major sporting action at the games.

  • Comprehensive Sporting action, on the go          

    Toggle will have five free Toggle Live channels including okto’s simulcast to stream live events daily from 3pm to 8am. Toggle viewers can stream these events online, on mobile devices, tablets and smart TV via the Toggle App. In addition, viewers can access Toggle Now app and XinMSN for additional content such as videos of daily highlights, breaking news, athletes’ profiles and medal tallies. Games editorial will be featured in TV news, Radio and TODAY newspaper.  “Catch-Up” videos will also be available on Toggle and XinMSN. 

  • Outdoor coverage in major shopping malls          

    MediaCorp’s outdoor advertising arm, OOH Media will screen the daily highlights on the digital screens in eight of the shopping malls, which include Bugis Street, Chinatown Point, ION Orchard, JCube, Junction 8, Orchard Gateway, The Star Vista and Westgate.

Mr. Bernard Lim, MD Television, MediaCorp said, "We are pleased to be the official broadcaster in Singapore of the much anticipated Commonwealth games, offering world-class sporting action free to our viewers in okto, and on Toggle for those on the move. Both MediaCorp and SingTel’s broadcast allows more for extensive coverage of the games on both free-to-air and Pay TV. It also demonstrates our continued commitment as Singapore's national broadcaster to bring landmark sporting content to our audience here."


On SingTel mio TV

  • Six dedicated TV channels in High Definition (HD)

    SingTel mio TV will present the Games on six dedicated HD channels (CH 134 to 139) at no extra charge to all its customers (except mio Stadium+ Pack customers).  All six channels will run 24 hours a day starting with the opening ceremony on 23 July. 

  • Catch all the action on the go·          

    All six dedicated HD channels will also be available on the mio TV GO mobile app as athletes from 71 participating nations compete in 17 different sports at the Games.

  • Most comprehensive coverage of the games·          

    SingTel mio TV customers will be able to follow every single Team Singapore athlete throughout the Commonwealth Games as well as enjoy complete coverage of other international sporting stars 

  • Free viewing at commercial establishments·          

    Customers at public places will also enjoy 24-hour coverage (while available) of the games as they will be available for free to SingTel’s corporate customers, on 2000 screens across the island.

Mr Goh Seow Eng, MD of TV, SingTel, said, “We are excited to bring the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games to our customers at no extra charge right after a thrilling 2014 FIFA World Cup. As proud sponsor of Team Singapore, we are looking forward to supporting our Singapore athletes competing in the Games.”

“At SingTel mio TV, we are committed to bringing world class sporting events to our customers. We did it with the 2012 London Olympics and then again with the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. We are already planning to bring in other exciting major sports events that are sure to thrill all sports fans such as the upcoming Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, the Incheon 17th Asian Games 2014 and 4th Asian Beach Games 2014,” Mr Goh added.

The Commonwealth Games, an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations is held once every four years. The last games were held in 2010 in Delhi.

Fans can catch the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony on Thursday, 24 July at 04:00hrs and thereafter, the first live action at 21:00hrs on okto or Toggle. SingTel mio TV customers can catch the Opening Ceremony Live on Channel 134 and 135 and all the other sporting action throughout the day on Channel 134 to 139 and on mio TV Go.


Okto

Toggle

Opening Ceremony: 24 Jul, 4am - 6am

Daily Live Action Belt:
24 Jul, 9pm - 3am
25 Jul, 10pm - 3am
26 Jul - 2 Aug: 9pm - 3am

Today at the Games (Highlights Show): 
25 Jul - 3 Aug: 3am - 3.30am

Closing Ceremony: 4 Aug, 4am - 6am

5 Toggle Live channels (including Okto’s simulcast) will be set up to stream live events from the Commonwealth Games.


SingTel mio TV CH 134 to 139


mio TV Go

Opening Ceremony: 24 Jul, 4am - 6am

Live and Repeat sporting action throughout the day on all six HD channels

Closing Ceremony: 4 Aug, 4am - 6am

Six 24-hour HD channels to stream live and repeat sporting action from the Commonwealth Games.


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp 

For more information, please contact:

Yeong Lai Lai
Senior Manager
Brand and Communications
MediaCorp
DID: 6350-3945
Fax: 6251-5628
Email: yeonglailai@mediacorp.com.sg   

Tricia Lee
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications
SingTel
DID: +65 6838 3065
Email: tricialee@singtel.com

About MediaCorp

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.

It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week.

Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-Top (OTT) interactive services.

Beyond Singapore, MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.

Our financial and strategic relationship in the region includes International Media Corporation in Vietnam, which was set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content. MediaCorp also has a stake in Singapore-based retail firm Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers and a majority stake in Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher.

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg .

About SingTel mio TV

SingTel mio TV is SingTel’s innovative digital pay TV service launched in July 2007. To date, the network has signed up over 400,000 customers.

Content on the platform covers a wide range of genres as well as Singapore’s largest range of video-on-demand titles, with movies aired as early as three months after cinematic release.

SingTel is Asia’s leading communications group providing a portfolio of services including voice, data, and video services over fixed, wireless, mobile and Internet platforms.