MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s 2011 National Day Message

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MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s 2011 National Day Message

Singapore, 5 August 2011 – Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message will be broadcast on Monday 8 August 2011, the eve of National Day, across MediaCorp television and radio stations. PM Lee’s message in English will be televised on Channel NewsAsia at 6.45pm, okto at 8.45pm and Channel 5 at 9.15pm. The broadcast will be aired in high definition on HD5. The message will be subtitled for the hearing-impaired. 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; Associate Professor Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts & Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, will deliver the message in Malay; and the message in Tamil will be delivered by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Law.
 
Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:
 
Monday 8 August 2011 (First broadcast)
 
Language             Start Time             Channels/Stations
 
English                     6.45 pm                 Channel NewsAsia (Singapore)     
                                7.35 pm                 938LIVE
                                8.45 pm                 okto       
                                9.15 pm                 MediaCorp TV Channel 5/HD5 
                                  
Mandarin               
                                8.30 pm                 Capital 95.8FM
                                8.45 pm                 Mediacorp TV Channel 8   
                                9.45 pm                 Channel U 
                                              
Malay                       8.30 pm                 MediaCorp TV12 Suria   
                                9.05 pm                 Warna 94.2FM 
  
Tamil                        8.00 pm                 MediaCorp TV12 Vasantham  
                                8.30 pm                 Oli 96.8FM    

 
Tuesday   9 August 2011 (Second broadcast)  
 
Language             Start Time              Channels/Stations
 
English                    10.10 am                938LIVE 
                               12.30pm                 Channel NewsAsia 
                                                                (Singapore)                                      
                                5.45 pm                  MediaCorp TV Channel 5/HD5 
                                5.55 pm                  okto                                          
 
 
Mandarin                  9.30 am                  Capital 95.8FM 
                                12.45 pm                 MediaCorp TV Channel 8  
                                12:45 pm                 Channel U
                                                  
 
Malay                       7.45 am                 Warna 94.2FM 
                               10.15 am                 MediaCorp TV12 Suria
                                                                                   
                               
Tamil                         8.10 am                Oli 96.8FM             
                                12.30 pm               MediaCorp TV12 Vasantham  
 
 
The text and video clips of the Prime Minister’s National Day Message will be available online at www.channelnewsasia.com/nd2011 from 8 August 2011 after its television broadcast; video clips will be available on xinmsn Catch-Up TV at xinmsn.com/catchup from 9 August 2011. The radio podcast of the message will also be made available online at http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/radio/podcast.
 
 
Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp. 
 
For more information, please contact:
Debra Ang
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications
MediaCorp
DID: 6350-5464
Fax: 6251-5628
Email: debraang@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.
 
Our industry firsts include the Digital Video Broadcast technology for outdoor digital television, and Asia’s first Digital Audio Broadcast radio service. Initiatives in the digital space include online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast.
 
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 relationships in the region since 2007 include a venture with Indonesia's most integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent, Global Mediacom, and International Media Corporation in Vietnam, set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content.
 
Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial 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