Singapore and worldwide audiences enjoy raft of National Day programmes live on Mediacorp broadcasts

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Singapore and worldwide audiences enjoy raft of National Day programmes live on Mediacorp broadcasts

Singapore, 5 August 2016 – Singapore and worldwide audiences will experience the nation’s 51st birthday through a series of key National Day programmes to be broadcast across Mediacorp’s multiple platforms. The ‘live’ video streams in Singapore’s four official languages will be available online on Toggle, Mediacorp’s over-the-top video service.

1. National Day Message

The National Day Message will be broadcast with captions on 8 August 2016 on all Mediacorp television channels, its radio news stations and Toggle, in the four official languages.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will deliver the National Day Message in English; Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Mr Chan Chun Sing will deliver the Message in Mandarin; Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Assoc Prof Dr Yaacob Ibrahim will deliver the Message in Malay. Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr S Iswaran will deliver the Message in Tamil.

The text and video clips of the National Day Message in four languages will be available on Toggle Catch‐up (Toggle.sg/NDP2016) from 8 August after its first television broadcast. A repeat of the broadcast will be on 9 August 2016. The TV and radio broadcast schedule is found in Annex 1.

2. National Day Parade

MediaCorp will broadcast the National Day Parade (NDP) ‘live’ on 9 August 2016 on TV, radio, online and out‐of‐home.

TV

•        Channel 5, Channel 8, Channel U, Suria and Vasantham (6.05pm to 8.25pm);     there will be live captions* on Channel 5 (HD).

•        Channel NewsAsia International feed from 6.05pm Singapore/Hong Kong/Manila time.

•        The details for the encore telecast are listed in Annex 3.

*    Live captioning is provided as an option to help the hearing-impaired. The live captions can be enabled or disabled through the set top box’s “Settings”.

Radio

•     938LIVE, CAPITAL 95.8FM, Warna 94.2FM and Oli 96.8FM (6.05pm to 8.25pm in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil respectively).

Online

·Toggle.sg/NDP2016 (‘Live’ through simulcast of Channel 5, Channel 8, Channel U, Suria and Vasantham from 6.05pm to 8.25pm) and repeat broadcast or vod clips on Toggle CatchupTV.  A separate stream of the Channel 5 Live simulcast with Live captions will be made available.

Out-of-Home

  • Screens locations include Bugis Village (English), Chinatown Point (Mandarin), Junction 8, The Star Vista, iFly (Sentosa), JCube, Orchard Gateway and Westgate.

•  Bus shelters along Orchard Road and Scotts Road (See Annex 2 for the full list of the bus shelters).

Social media

· Mediacorp’s social media campaign, “This Is Us” is galvanising Singaporeans to ask, “What is it that makes us Singaporean and who are the people that make up your Singapore?” Join the campaign which ends on 10 August 2016. #ThisIsUs.

  • Live updates and event coverage with exclusive video highlights will be posted on Mediacorp’s Facebook and Twitter accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/mediacorp.singapore, https://twitter.com/mediacorp  (@mediacorp).

3. National Day Rally

This year, the National Day Rally will be held on Sunday, 21 August 2016 and all Mediacorp television channels and radio stations will broadcast the rally.  Telecast details will be announced shortly.

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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 majority share in Kapanlagi Network, Indonesia’s largest independent digital media and in Malaysia’s digital games publisher Cubinet Interactive. It also has stakes in 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 12th time at the Asian Television Awards in 2015.

For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.

Media contact
Yeong Lai Lai
Senior Manager, Brand and Communications, Mediacorp
Tel.: +6563503945
Email: yeonglailai@mediacorp.com.sg


Annex 1 National Day Message telecast details

Language             Start Time                           Channels/Stations

English                 8 August 6.45pm              Channel NewsAsia

            (simulcast on Toggle and 938LIVE)

               8 August 9.30pm              Channel 5

               8 August 10.30pm            okto

               9 August 1.03pm              Channel NewsAsia (simulcast on 938LIVE)

               9 August 5.50pm              Channel 5

               9 August 9.50pm              okto

 

Mandarin            8 August 8.45pm              Channel 8

(simulcast on Toggle and CAPITAL 95.8FM)

              8 August 11.30pm            Channel U

              9 August 12.45pm            Channel 8 (simulcast on CAPITAL 95.8FM)

              9 August 5.50pm              Channel U

 Malay                 8 August 8.30pm              Suria

(simulcast on Toggle and Warna 94.2FM)

              9 August 10.00am            Suria (simulcast on Warna 94.2FM)

 Tamil                  8 August 9.00pm              Vasantham

(simulcast on Toggle and Oli 96.8FM)

              9 August 5.30pm              Vasantham (simulcast on Oli 96.8FM)

 

Annex 2 Locations of 38 bus shelters to catch National Day Parade ‘Live’

 

No.

Road Name

Description

Bus Shelter No.

1

Anson Rd 

International Plaza

B03

2

Fullerton Rd

One Fullerton

B01

3

Napier Rd

British Council

B01

4

Napier Rd

Opp British Council

B02

5

Orchard Rd

Concorde Hotel

B06

6

Orchard Rd

Orchard Plaza

B08

7

Orchard Rd

Midpoint Orchard

B10

8

Orchard Rd

Opp Mandarin S'pore - Heeren

B12

9

Orchard Rd

Lucky Plaza

B14 

10

Orchard Rd

Royal Thai Embassy

B18

11

Orchard Rd

Delfi Orchard

B20

12

River Valley

Fort Canning Park

B02

13

Scotts Rd

Far East Plaza

B06

14

Scotts Rd

Royal Plaza on Scotts

B07

15

Tanglin Rd

After Tomlinson Rd

B01

16

Serangoon Rd

Blk 663 (Tekka Centre)

B01

17

Orchard Rd

Tangs Plaza

B16

18

Nicholl Highway

The Concourse

B03

19

Marina Boulevard

The Sail

B01

20

River Valley Rd

Mutiara Crest

B14A

21

Lavender St

opposite City Lights

B02

22

Bukit Batok Central

Opp Blk 628

B01

23

Boon Lay Place

BLK 207

B03

24

Jurong Town Hall Rd

Blk 303

B21

25

Simei St 3

Opp Simei Stn/Opp EastPoint

B03

26

Tampines Ave 2

Blk 302

B07

27

Kampong Java Rd

KK Women & Child Hosp

B01

28

Old Airport Rd

Blk 99

B03

29

Bartley Rd

Opp Ramakrishnan Mission

B04

30

Jalan Eunos

Blk 7

B01

31

Beach Rd

Raffles Hotel

B01

32

Hill St

Grand Plaza Park Royal

B01

33

Victoria St

SMRT HQ

B02

34

Scotts Rd

Thong Teck Bldg

B05

35

Paya Lebar Rd

Paya Lebar Stn

B02

36

Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

Blk 700B

B17

37

Yishun Central 2

Yishun Polyclinic

B02

38

Sims Ave

Aft Lorong 1 Geylang

B03

 

 

Annex 3 National Day Parade TV encore telecast details

English:                 Sunday, 14 August 2016 3.30pm ‐ Channel 5

Mandarin:           Sunday, 14 August 2016 3.30pm ‐ Channel 8

Malay:                  Sunday, 14 August 2016 4.00pm ‐ Suria

Tamil:                    Friday, 19 August 2016 3.00pm ‐ Vasantham