MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech 2011 ‘live’

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MediaCorp broadcasts Prime Minister’s National Day Rally Speech 2011 ‘live’

Singapore, 12 August 2011 – MediaCorp will broadcast Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally Speech 2011 ‘live’ on Sunday 14 August 2011. The full speech will be broadcast from 6.45pm on its television channels and radio channels.
 
There will be two parts to the speech:
Part 1: 6.45pm to 7.30pm – PM Lee will deliver his speech first in Malay, then in Mandarin.
Part 2: 8.00pm to 9.30pm – PM Lee will deliver his speech in English.
 
Relevant portions of PM’s speech will be voiced in the language of the channel and station. For Vasantham and Oli 96.8FM, the broadcast will be completely voiced-over in Tamil.
 
Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:
 
Language             Start Time                             Channels/Stations
English                  6.45pm                                 Channel 5 
                                                                           938LIVE 
                                                                           okto 
                              8.00pm                                 Channel NewsAsia
 
Mandarin               6.45pm                                  Channel 8 
                                                                            Channel U 
                                                                            Capital 95.8FM
 
Malay                     6.45pm                                  Suria (Malay News is from 7.30pm to 8.00pm) 
                                                                            Warna 94.2FM
 
Tamil                      6.45pm                                  Vasantham  (Tamil News is from 7.30pm to 8.00pm) 
                                                                            Oli 96.8FM
 
Following the ‘live’ broadcast, the highlights of the rally speech will be telecast on the following channels and timeslots.
 
Language             Date and Time                                                    Channels
English                  16 August, Tuesday, 6.00pm                            Channel 5
Mandarin               17 August, Wednesday, 10.30pm                    Channel 8            
Malay                     16 August, Tuesday 10.30pm                          Suria     
Tamil                      18 August, Thursday 9.00pm                           Vasantham
 
 
The National Day Rally in English will be streamed live on channelnewasia.com/rally. The website will provide a ‘live’ blog on the main points of the Rally.  Text and video clips of the full speech will be available after the speech is delivered.  The telecast of the rally on Ch 5, 8 and Vasantham will be made available through xinmsn Catch-Up TV at xinmsn.com/catchup and the English radio podcast 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 Asia 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