MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister's National Day Rally Speech 2008 'live'

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MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister's National Day Rally Speech 2008 'live'

Singapore, 14 August 2008 – MediaCorp will broadcast the Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech 2008 'live' on Sunday, 17 August 2008 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
TV
- Channel 5
- TVMobile
- Channel NewsAsia* (*8pm to 10pm only)

Radio
- 938LIVE

Mandarin
TV
- Channel 8
- Channel U

Radio
- Capital 95.8FM

Malay
TV
- Suria

Radio
- Warna 92.4FM

Tamil
TV
- Vasantham Central

Radio
- Oli 96.8FM


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

English
Channel 5
10pm
Saturday 23 August

Mandarin
Channel 8
10.35pm
Thursday 21 August

Malay
Suria
10.30pm
Thursday 21 August

Tamil
Vasantham Central
7pm
Friday 22 August

The Prime Minister’s National Day Rally (text and video clips) will also be available online at www.channelnewsasia.com/nationalday as soon as it is delivered.

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



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