Mediacorp, host broadcaster for the DPRK-USA Singapore Summit, to support global media coverage of the historic meeting

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Media release

Mediacorp, host broadcaster for the DPRK-USA Singapore Summit, to support global media coverage of the historic meeting.  

Singapore, 10 June 2018 Mediacorp, host broadcaster for the DPRK-USA Singapore Summit on 12 June 2018, will provide complete broadcast services to support global media in covering the historic event.   

Beyond providing broadcasting services, as Singapore’s media company with the widest range of media platforms, its news platforms, led by Channel NewsAsia, will provide comprehensive coverage in 4 languages for audiences in Singapore and the region.

Host Broadcaster 

Mediacorp will operate the Broadcast Centre within the International Media Centre which is expected to house over 2500 local and foreign journalists covering the event. The Broadcast Centre will provide a complete range of broadcast services and facilities.

These include the live feed distribution and monitoring system, indoor and outdoor live presentation services and media booth space with editing facilities.  Over 250 Mediacorp staff are on ground comprising engineering, production services and news personnel, working round the clock to ensure that the quality of broadcast services and facilities is world class.

News coverage and programmes

Mediacorp's regional news channel, Channel NewsAsia, and its vernacular news teams in Channel 8, Vasantham, Suria, digital platforms (channelnewasia.com and todayonline.com) and radio stations (958FM and 938NOW) have, in the days leading up to the summit, been providing timely coverage. Over 300 journalists including reporters and editors from Mediacorp’s newsroom in Singapore and its overseas bureaus will be bringing you round-the-clock coverage of the momentous events as they unfurl.

Special programmes include “Path to Peace”, a geo-political analysis leading up to the Summit and “Prep and Buzz Pre-Summit” which looks at the media centre, social media and the public buzz leading up to the Summit.

Mediacorp CEO Tham Loke Kheng said, “We are honoured to be part of the Singapore effort to bring this historic event to the world.  Given the short lead time, we have galvanized our people and resources to pull out all stops to host the global media and provide the best possible facilities and services to journalists covering the Summit.  It is part of our DNA and the “can-do” spirit of Singapore."

Added Ms Tham, "Our own journalists will provide the most comprehensive coverage of the Summit for consumers in Singapore and the region – from daily news bulletins to analysis and insights and across TV, digital and radio – in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.   We will produce more in-depth analysis in our current affairs programmes and document stories of Singapore’s role in the Summit.”

For the latest news and updates, visit www.channelnewsasia.com and www.todayonline.com. Please refer to Annex A for the list of programmes on the DPRK-US Summit produced by Mediacorp.

 

ANNEX A

LIST OF PROGRAMMES ON DPRK-US SUMMIT PRODUCED BY MEDIACORP

Date of Telecast

Programme

7 June, 8.00pm to 9.00pm (Thu)

INSIGHT - “Path to Peace” (on Trump Kim Summit)

-     - geo-political analysis leading up to the Summit 

7 June 9.30pm (Thu)

TALKING POINT - Prep and Buzz Pre-Summit  

-  media centre, social media and public buzz 

14 June, 8.00pm to 9.00pm (Thu)

  

INSIGHT - Post Summit Analysis 

15 June, 8.00pm (Fri)

 

CA SPECIAL – Trump-Kim Summit: Behind the Scenes

 

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Media contact

Clarence Pong
Lead, Brand and Communications, Mediacorp
Tel.: +65 6350 3343
Email: clarencepong@mediacorp.com.sg  

 

About Mediacorp

Mediacorp has the widest range of media platforms in Singapore spanning digital, television, radio, print and out-of-home media. 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 the radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, the company has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to virtually all adults in Singapore weekly.

Mediacorp is an active regional player through Channel NewsAsia International, drama co-productions and collaborations in magazine publishing and online media. Its investments include stakes in Kapanlagi Network, Indonesia’s largest independent digital media, as well as Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation.

Mediacorp was named Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year for the 14th time at the Asian Television Awards in 2017.