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MediaCorp reprises Project Hope to raise funds for victims of the Indonesian disasters
Singapore, 16 November 2010 – MediaCorp will produce a second Project Hope humanitarian special to raise funds for the victims of the Mentawai tsunami and the Mount Merapi volcanic eruption. The show will be telecast 'live' on Friday, 19 November 2010 from 8:30 to 10:30pm over Suria and Channel NewsAsia International, and streamed 'live' on www.channelnewsasia.com/live. Project Hope is supported by the SMART Alliance, a grouping of ASEAN broadcasters, and this year’s special will feature performers from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia (kindly refer to annex for more details), and will be hosted by Khairudin Saharom and Otelli Edwards. This year’s show will be beamed to a regional audience with its 'live' broadcast over Channel NewsAsia.
All donations will be channelled to Singapore Red Cross and Mercy Relief. MediaCorp will underwrite the full cost of production.
Lines are open till Sunday 28 November 2010 midnight for the following donation amounts*:
1900-112 5010 $10 donation
1900-112 5050 $50 donation
1900-112 5100 $100 donation
*Administrative fee of $0.21 (inclusive of GST) chargeable for each call. Callers below 18 years old must seek parental consent.
Individuals and corporations who wish to donate more than $100 can call in during the 'live' show to a special number that will be manned by 30 MediaCorp television artistes and radio personalities.
For overseas donors, please remit donation amount via TELEGRAPHIC TRANSFER to:
Bank account: MediaCorp Charity Fund
Bank: Development Bank of Singapore (DBS)
Bank account no: 003-903899-2
Bank swift code: DBSSSGSG
Mr. Lucas Chow, MediaCorp CEO says, "The tsunami in Mentawai islands and the eruption of Mount Merapi have resulted in more than 400,000 refugees who have lost their loved ones, belongings and homes. Our hearts go out to these people who soldier on despite their grief and loss. I hope Singapore viewers as well as our viewers in the region will spare a thought for these people and donate generously to help the victims re-build their lives."
Project Hope will be telecast 'live' on Friday, 19 November 2010 from 8.30 to 10.30pm over Suria and Channel NewsAsia International. It will also be streamed 'live' on www.channelnewsasia.com/live, and available on catch-up at www.xinmsn.com. The encore telecast will be on Sunday 28 November 2010 on Suria from 2pm to 4pm.
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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.
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