MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister's 2010 National Day Message

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MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister's 2010 National Day Message


Singapore, 4 August 2010 – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message will be broadcast on Sunday 8 August 2010, the eve of National Day, across MediaCorp television and radio stations. PM Lee’s message in English will be televised on Channel 5 at 7.15pm, Channel NewsAsia at 7.30pm, and okto at 9.45pm. The message will be broadcast 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 Wong Kan Seng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, will deliver the message in Mandarin; Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and 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 Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs.

Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:

Sunday 8 August 2010 (First broadcast)

English
7.15 pm Channel 5/HD5
7.30 pm Channel NewsAsia
7.35 pm 938LIVE
9.45 pm okto

Mandarin
7.30 pm Channel U
8.30 pm Capital 95.8FM
8.45 pm Channel 8

Malay
8.30 pm Suria 
9.05 pm Warna 94.2FM

Tamil
8.30 pm Oli 96.8FM 
9.00 pm Vasantham 

Monday 9 August 2010 (Second broadcast)

English
10.10am 938LIVE
1.00 pm Channel NewsAsia 
5.15 pm Channel 5/HD5
5.15 pm okto 

Mandarin
9.30 am Capital 95.8FM
10.45 am Channel 8 
11:45 am Channel U

Malay
7.45 am Warna 94.2FM 
10.30 am Suria 
5.05 pm Warna 94.2FM

Tamil
8.10 am Oli 96.8FM 
12.30 pm Vasantham 


The Prime Minister’s National Day Message (text and video clips) will be available online at www.channelnewsasia.com/nd2010 from 8 August 2010 after its television broadcast. The radio broadcasts can be heard online at http://entertainment.xin.msn.com/en/radio/podcast 


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp.

For more information, please contact:
Winston Chong
Manager
Corporate Communications
MediaCorp
DID: 6350-3351
Fax: 6251-5628
Email: 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, 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 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