MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s National Day Rally 2014 speech ‘live’ across multiple platforms

Singapore, 14 August 2014 – MediaCorp will broadcast Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally 2014 speech ‘live’ on Sunday, 17 August 2014 from 6.45pm across television, radio, Toggle and There will be two parts to the speech:Part 1: 6.45pm to 7.30pm – PM Lee will deliver his speech first in Malay, then in Mandarin.Part 2: 8.00pm to 10.00pm – PM Lee will deliver his speech in English.

The Prime Minister’s speech will be voiced-over only during the speeches when it is different from the language of the channel and station. For Vasantham and Oli 96.8FM, the broadcast will be completely voiced-over in Tamil. The online community in Singapore and overseas Singaporeans around the world will be able to watch the simulcast of the Rally ‘live’ and via from 6.45pm.

Viewers who miss the ‘live’ broadcast of the Rally may watch it on Toggle catchup and Video on Demand clips of the Rally at XinMSN will also offer catchup viewing on from 18 August 2014. Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows: 

LanguageStart TimeChannels/Stations

Channel 5



 8.00pmChannel NewsAsia

Channel 8

Channel U

Capital 95.8FM


Suria (Malay News is from 7.30pm to 8.00pm)

Warna 94.2FM


Vasantham  (Tamil News is from 7.30pm to 8.00pm)

Oli 96.8FM


MediaCorp radio stations will broadcast the full speech ‘live’ with translations in the four official languages as follows:

- 938LIVE: Full speech with simultaneous voice-over translations of Malay and Mandarin speeches

- Capital 95.8FM: Full speech with simultaneous Mandarin voice-over translation of  English and Malay speeches

- Warna 94.2FM: Full speech with simultaneous Malay voice-over translation of the English and Mandarin speeches

- Oli 96.8FM: Full speech with simultaneous Tamil voice-over translations 

The highlights of the National Day Rally will be telecast as follows:

Language   Date and TimeChannel
English20 August, Wednesday, 11.30pmChannel 5
Mandarin21 August, Thursday, 10.30pmChannel 8
Malay21 August, Thursday 8.30pmSuria
Tamil22 August, Friday 7.00pmVasantham


Issued by Brand and Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:

Yeong Lai Lai

Senior Manager

Brand and Communications


DID: 6350-3945

Fax: 6251-5628


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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