MediaCorp to live stream State Funeral Service for Mr Lee Kuan Yew on YouTube

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MediaCorp to live stream State Funeral Service for Mr Lee Kuan Yew on YouTube

Singapore, 27 March 2015 – MediaCorp will live stream Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew, the live coverage of the state funeral service of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, on Sunday, 29 March at 12.00pm (GMT 0400hrs) on YouTube.

The live stream, supported by YouTube, provides an additional channel for a wider audience, including international viewers. The programme will also live stream on channelnewsasia.com, toggle.sg and the Toggle app. It is available to broadcasters internationally via satellite feed.

On MediaCorp platforms, the programme will be broadcast live on all its TV channels – Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria, Vasantham, okto, Channel U and Channel NewsAsia – and its four news and information radio stations 938LIVE, Capital 95.8FM, Warna 94.2FM and Oli 96.8FM, in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil.

Mr Lee Kuan Yew, an icon in Singapore’s history, led the country through nation-building and its transformation from a British colony into a successful country with one of the highest per capita incomes in the world. Since Mr Lee died on 23 March, MediaCorp has been providing special coverage on television and radio and in print, focusing on the impact of his life’s work and events over the week of National Mourning.

Viewers may access the YouTube live stream of Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew via these links: http://cna.asia/1CSWvjC or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtoZhx5iJg4.

For more information, please contact:    
Karen Yew
Head, Brand and Communications, MediaCorp
DID: +6563503261
Email: karenyew@mediacorp.com.sg

About MediaCorp

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with a 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 virtually all adults in Singapore every week.

Initiatives in the new digital space include Internet TV-on-demand, High Definition TV broadcast and Over-the-top (OTT) services.

Beyond Singapore, 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 collaboration in the region includes International Media Corporation in Vietnam, which was set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content. MediaCorp also has a stake in Singapore based retail firm Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers and a majority stake in Cubinet Interactive, a Malaysian digital games publisher.

Winner of numerous international awards an accolades including Asian Television Awards’ Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.