MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech 2009 'live'

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MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech 2009 'live'

National Day Rally Speech 2009 'live'

Singapore, 14 August 2009– MediaCorp will broadcast the Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech 2009 'live' on Sunday, 16 August 2009 from 6.45pm.

As in previous years, there will be two parts to the speech:
Part 1: 6.45pm to 7.30pm – PM will deliver his speech first in Malay, then in Mandarin.
Part 2: 8.00pm to 10.00pm – PM will deliver his speech in English.

MediaCorp’s broadcast of the PM’s speech in the four official languages is as follows:

English
6.45pm to 7.30pm, 8pm to 10pm
Channel 5, TVMobile, 938LIVE, okto

Mandarin
6.45pm to 7.30pm, 8pm to 10pm
Channel 8, U, Capital 95.8FM

Malay
6.45pm to 7.30pm, 8pm to 10pm
Suria, Warna 94.2FM

Tamil
6.45pm to 7.30pm, 8pm to 10pm
Vasantham, Oli 96.8FM

A one-hour programme featuring highlights of the rally speech will be telecast on the following channels and timeslots.

English
18 August, Tuesday, 6.30pm, Channel 5 and TVMobile

Mandarin
20 August, Thursday, 10.30pm, Channel 8

Malay
21 August, Friday, 10.00pm, Suria

Tamil
21 August, Friday, 7pm, Vasantham

This year’s Prime Minister’s National Day Rally speech takes a step further in the online space with interactive website ndr09.channelnewsasia.com. The rally will be available via live streaming and viewers have a choice of watching the rally from four different angles. Other interactive features will allow users to view the public stream of Facebook updates and comments, as well as get Twitter updates of behind-the-scene happenings by the production crew. Radio veteran Brian Richmond, news presenter Otelli Edwards, Channel NewsAsia East Asia bureau chief Maria Siow and undergraduate Hon Jing Yi, whose ages span between the twenties to sixties, will turn blogger for the day and share their views during the rally. Viewers can also voice their opinion by voting at the online polls during the rally.

The radio broadcasts can be heard online at www.podcast.sg.


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:
Gwendolyn Loh
Manager
Corporate Communications
MediaCorp
Tel: (65) 6350 3945
Fax: (65) 6251 5628
E-mail: gwendolyn@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, the only Asian-owned English news channel.

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