MediaCorp announces viewing schedule for prime minister’s speech

MediaCorp has announced the viewing schedule for the National Day Rally speech from Singapore’s prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The announcement:

Singapore, 14 August 2013 – MediaCorp will broadcast Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally 2013 speech ‘live’ on Sunday 18 August 2013 from 6.45pm across television, radio, Toggle and

There will be two parts to the speech:
Part 1: 6.45pm to 7.30pm – PM Lee will deliver his speech first in Malay, then in Mandarin.
Part 2: 8.00pm to 10.00pm – PM Lee will deliver his speech in English.

Relevant portions of the Prime Minister’s speech will be voiced in the language of the channel and station. For Vasantham and Oli 96.8FM, the broadcast will be completely voiced-over in Tamil.

For the first time, Toggle ( will simulcast the National Day Rally speech across the four language platforms – Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham. Overseas Singaporeans can view the rally ‘live’ on Toggle via SG+ (, by registering for a free Toggle account with their NRIC number.

The National Day Rally will be streamed live on from 6.45pm. Text and video clips of the full speech will be available after the speech is delivered.

Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:

Language Start Time Channels/Stations
English 6.45pm Channel 5
8.00pm Channel NewsAsia

Mandarin 6.45pm Channel 8
Channel U
Capital 95.8FM

Malay 6.45pm Suria (Malay News is from 7.30pm to 8.00pm)
Warna 94.2FM

Tamil 6.45pm Vasantham (Tamil News is from 7.30pm to 8.00pm)
Oli 96.8FM

MediaCorp radio stations will broadcast the full speech ‘live’ with translations in the four official languages as follows:

938LIVE Full speech with simultaneous voice-over translations of Malay and Mandarin speeches.
· Capital 95.8FM Full speech with simultaneous Mandarin voice-over translation of English and Malay speeches

· Warna 94.2FM Full speech with simultaneous Malay voice-over translation of the English and Mandarin speeches

· Oli 96.8FM Full speech with simultaneous Tamil voice-over translations

From 19 August, a delayed telecast will be available via Catch-Up on Toggle ( and XinMSN ( The radio podcast of the message will also be made available online (

The highlights of the National Day Rally will be telecast as follows:

Language Date and Time Channel
English 22 August, Thursday, 11.30pm Channel 5/HD5
Mandarin 22 August, Thursday, 10.30pm Channel 8
Malay 22 August, Thursday 10.30pm Suria
Tamil 23 August, Friday 7.00pm Vasantham

Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp


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