Prime Minister’s 2009 National Day Message

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Prime Minister’s 2009 National Day Message

Singapore, 6 August 2009Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message will be broadcast on 8 August 2009, the eve of National Day, across MediaCorp TV and radio stations. PM Lee’s message in English will be televised on Channel 5, HD5 and TVMobile at 7.15pm, Channel NewsAsia at 7.32pm, and okto at 9.45pm. The message will be shot in high definition (HD), and broadcast in HD on HD5. The message will be subtitled for the hearing-impaired.

The Prime Minister’s message in English can be heard on MediaCorp’s radio station 938LIVE at 7.35pm.

The Prime Minister's National Day Message will also be broadcast in Mandarin, Malay and Tamil on TV and radio.

Mr Wong Kan Seng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, will deliver the message in Mandarin; Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, will deliver the message in Malay, and the message in Tamil will be delivered by Mr K. Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs.

Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:

Saturday 8 August 2009 (First broadcast)

English
7.15pm Channel 5/HD5/TVMobile
7.32pm Channel NewsAsia
7.35pm 938LIVE
9.45pm okto


Mandarin
7.30pm Channel U
8.30pm Capital 95.8FM
9.30pm Channel 8

Malay
8.30pm Suria
9.05pm Warna 94.2FM

Tamil
8.30pm Oli 96.8FM
9.00pm Vasantham

Sunday 9 August 2009 (Repeat broadcast)

English
10.10am 938LIVE
3.32pm Channel NewsAsia
6.00pm Channel 5/HD5/TVMobile
6.00pm okto

Mandarin
9.30am Capital 95.8FM
1.00pm Channel 8
5:00pm Channel U

Malay
7.45am Warna 94.2FM (1st repeat)
5.05pm Warna 94.2FM (2nd repeat)
10.30pm Suria

Tamil
8.10am Oli 96.8FM
12.30pm Vasantham

The Prime Minister’s National Day Message (text and video clips) will be available online at www.channelnewsasia.com/nd09 from 8 August 2009 after its television broadcast.

The radio broadcasts can be heard online at www.podcast.sg.


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:
Gwendolyn Loh
Manager
Corporate Communications
MediaCorp
Tel: (65) 6350 3945
Fax: (65) 6251 5628
E-mail: gwendolyn@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, 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.

For more information, please visit www.mediacorp.com.sg.