MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s 2014 National Day Message

 

Singapore, 6 August 2014 – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message will be broadcast on Friday, 8 August 2014, the eve of National Day, across MediaCorp television, radio stations and on Toggle. The Prime Minister’s message in English will be televised on Channel NewsAsia at 6.45pm, okto at 8.45pm, Channel 5 at 10.00pm. The message will be subtitled for the deaf. The Prime Minister’s message in English can also be heard on MediaCorp radio station 938LIVE at 7.35pm.

The Prime Minister’s National Day Message will also be broadcast in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil on TV and radio:

  • Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister's Office will deliver the message in Mandarin;
  • Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information & Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, will deliver the message in Malay;
  • Mr S Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry will deliver the message in Tamil.

The Prime Minister’s National Day Message on the four language platforms, Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham will be simulcast on Toggle, which is available on multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and connect TVs.

Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:

Friday, 8 August 2014 (First broadcast)

Language                          Start Time         Channels/Stations

English              6.45 pm              Channel NewsAsia (simulcast on Toggle)            

                          7.35 pm              938LIVE

                          8.45 pm              okto      

               10.00 pm            Channel 5 (simulcast on Toggle)

                                                               

Mandarin           8.25 pm              Capital 95.8FM

                            8.45 pm              Channel 8 (simulcast on Toggle)  

                            9.45 pm              Channel U

                                         

Malay                 8.30 pm              Suria (simulcast on Toggle)  

                            9.05 pm              Warna 94.2FM

Tamil                  8.00 pm              Vasantham (simulcast on Toggle) 

                            9.10 pm              Oli 96.8FM   

                   Saturday, 9 August 2014 (Second broadcast)  

Language                           Start Time                       Channels/Stations

English              10.10 am                          938LIVE

                           1.00 pm                          Channel NewsAsia                                    

                           5.25 pm                          Channel 5

                          5.25 pm                          okto

               

Mandarin         9.30 am                          Capital 95.8FM

                         5.25 pm                          Channel U

                         5.00 pm                          Channel 8 

                                           

Malay              7.45 am                          Warna 94.2FM 

                      10.00 am                          Suria

                                                                                                               

Tamil            8.10 am                          Oli 96.8FM            

                     4.30 pm                          Vasantham  

The text and video clips of the Prime Minister’s National Day Message in four languages will be available online at channelnewsasia.com/nd2014 from 8 August 2014 after its first television broadcast.

From 9 August, video clips will be available on Toggle at toggle.sg/catchup and XinMSN Catch-Up TV at xinmsn.com/catchup.

Issued by Brand and 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

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.

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