MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s 2013 National Day Message

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MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister's 2013 National Day Message

Singapore, 6 August 2013 – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message will be broadcast on Thursday, 8 August 2013, the eve of National Day, across MediaCorp television and radio stations. The Prime Minister’s message in English will be televised on Channel NewsAsia at 6.45pm, okto at 8.45pm, Channel 5 and HD5 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; and the message in Tamil will be delivered by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Foreign Affairs & Minister for Law.

For the first time this year, the Prime Minister’s National Day Message will be simulcast on Toggle (available on available on multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and connect TVs) across the four language platforms, namely Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham. 

Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:

Thursday, 8 August 2013 (First broadcast)

Language        Start Time        Channels/Stations

English            6.45 pm             Channel NewsAsia        

7.35 pm             938LIVE

8.45 pm             okto      

10.00 pm           Channel 5/HD5  

Mandarin         8.25 pm             Capital 95.8FM

8.45 pm             Channel 8  

9.45 pm             Channel U

Malay              8.30 pm              Suria  

9.05 pm              Warna 94.2FM

Tamil               8.00 pm              Vasantham 

8.30 pm              Oli 96.8FM   

Friday, 9 August 2013 (Second broadcast)  

Language        Start Time        Channels/Stations

English            10.10 am            938LIVE

1.00 pm             Channel NewsAsia                                    

5.30 pm             Channel 5/HD5

5.30 pm             okto


Mandarin         9.30 am             Capital 95.8FM

12.00 pm           Channel U

12.45 pm           Channel 8 


Malay               7.45 am            Warna 94.2FM 

10.00 am           Suria



Tamil               8.10 am             Oli 96.8FM            

11.30 am           Vasantham  

The text and video clips of the Prime Minister’s National Day Message will be available online at from 8 August 2013 after its television broadcast.

From 9 August, video clips will be available on Toggle at and XinMSN Catch-Up TV at The radio podcast of the message will also be made available online at

Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:

Yeong Lai Lai

Senior Manager

Corporate 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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