MediaCorp broadcasts National Day Parade 2008 'live'

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MediaCorp broadcasts National Day Parade 2008 'live'

Viewers in Asia can catch it 'live' for the first time on Channel NewsAsia International

Singapore, 7 August 2008 – MediaCorp 'celebrates the Singapore Spirit’ with the 'live’ telecast of the National Day Parade (NDP) 2008 on National Day, 9 August 2008 across MediaCorp TV, radio and online platforms.

For the first time, Singaporeans and viewers in Asia will be able to catch the National Day Parade 'live’ over television on Channel NewsAsia International (CNAI), from 5.45pm to 8.15pm Singapore/ Hong Kong time. Viewers can also catch the parade 'live’ online at www.channelnewsasia.com/live.

Singaporeans and local viewers can enjoy the parade proceedings on Channel 5, Channel 8, Channel U, TVMobile, Suria and Vasantham Central 'live’ from 5.45pm to 8.15pm. The commentary on Channel 5 and TVMobile will be in English; Channel 8 and U in Mandarin; Suria in Malay and Vasantham Central in Tamil.

MediaCorp’s radio stations will cover the parade 'live' over 938LIVE, Capital 95.8FM, Warna 94.2FM and Oli 96.8FM from 5.45pm to 8.15pm in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil respectively.

The radio broadcasts can also be heard 'live’ online at www.mediacorpradio.sg/hearsee.htm -- click on “Hear Us” icons for the relevant stations.

Viewers who are unable to catch the 'live’ broadcast may watch the repeat telecast as follows:

Channel 5 and TVMobile:
10 August 2008, Sunday, 4pm-7pm

Channel 8:
17 August 2008, Sunday 3pm-6pm


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:
Winston Chong
Manager
Corporate Communications
MediaCorp
Tel: (65) 6350 3351
Fax: (65) 6251 5628
E-mail: winstonchong@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 and digital media.

It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, hitting the radio airwaves in 1936 and beaming the first TV pictures in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 55 products in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), that reaches to all adults in Singapore each week.

Among them are industry firsts such as the first in the world to use Digital Video Broadcast technology for outdoor digital television, and Asia’s first Digital Audio Broadcast radio service. Initiatives in the digital space include a highly successful online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast.

Beyond Singapore, the diversified group is making its presence felt through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, the only Asian owned English news channel.

In 2007, it entered into a financial and strategic relationship with Indonesia's most integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent, Global Mediacom. MediaCorp has a stake in Nanjing-based Dahe Media Pte Ltd, a leading Chinese outdoor advertising firm, and International Media Corporation in Vietnam, set up to develop and produce entertainment and economic news content as well as to provide channel management services.

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asia Television's Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.

For more information, please visit www.mediacorp.com.sg