Singapore, 13 January 2020 - Mediacorp celebrates Suria’s 20th anniversary with an exciting line up of activities to thank its fans and viewers for their unwavering support. Since its inception as a Malay language television channel on 30 January 2000, Suria has become a household name amongst the Malay community in Singapore. Celebrations will begin with a Suria 20 Roadshow on 1 February at Wisma Geylang Serai followed by a grand anniversary concert, Suria Elektra 2020, on 7 February at the Theatre at Mediacorp. Both events are open to members of the public for free.
Suria Elektra 2020 will be graced by President Halimah Yacob and will feature special performances that pay tribute to the channel and take audience on a nostalgic journey to relive its iconic programmes through the years. The show will be hosted by popular TV personalities Najip Ali, Nurul Aini, Huda Ali and Khairudin Samsudin. It will bring together Suria’s leading hosts, actors, singers, along with highlights of the channel’s progress and achievements over the past 20 years. Fans can look forward to seeing a spectacular audiovisual experience featuring our homegrown singers Aisyah Aziz, Sufi Rashid, Rahila Rashun, Anugerah Boys Hyrul Anuar, Fauzie Laily and Syed Azmir as well as veteran performers such as ‘Papa Rock’ Ramli Sarip, Jatt Ali, Hanafie Warren, Rahimah Rahim, Ann Hussein and many more who will be part of the momentous gala.
As part of the celebrations, Suria will also showcase brand new programmes such as Forensik, a spin-off of Channel 5’s Code of Law; Couple Cosmo, the star-studded drama series that brings together iconic families of popular Suria’s dramas; sci-fi special telemovie Raksasa; action packed mixed martial arts mini-series SAGA, along with the return of well-loved gameshow Te:Ra Seh! 4.0.
Ms Sabariah Ramilan, Head of Malay Audience, Mediacorp, said, "Suria has built a strong presence and identity that have resonated well with our audiences locally and regionally over the last 20 years. We are proud to be the pulse of the Malay community, nurturing local talents and breaking new grounds in the areas of creative content and audience engagement. We look forward to our viewers’ continued support for Suria over the next 20 years and beyond as we blaze new trails in the digital space.”
Suria Elektra 2020 will be available ‘live’ on 7 February 2020 from 8.30pm to 11.00pm on Mediacorp’s Toggle and Suria. Viewers can look forward to the glitz and glamour of the red carpet segment Suria Elektra Glam from 7.00pm to 7.30pm on the same platforms.
Siti Zalinah Adam
Manager, Branding & Marketing, Community
Mediacorp Pte Ltd
Tel: +65 9764 2757
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and national media network, operating six TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including CNA, Singapore's most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 98% of Singaporeans in four languages weekly and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA as well as entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.
The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN, Edipresse Media, 99.co and VICE to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers. Mediacorp is the recipient of industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals, PromaxBDA (World and Asia) and Asian Academy Creative Awards.
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Suria, which means "sun" in Malay, denotes a new era in Malay programming through its programmes which reflect the unique views, culture and lifestyles of Malay Singaporeans. Committed to being the heartbeat of the Malay community, Suria is the choice of Malay viewers in Singapore and aspires to be the No. 1 channel for the Malay community in the region.