FYI

MediaCorp to broadcast PM’s message for Singapore’s National Day

Singapore media owner MediaCorp has released details of the broadcast of the National Day speech of prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.

The announcement:

Singapore, 6 August 2013 – Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Message will be broadcast on Thursday, 8 August 2013, the eve of National Day, across MediaCorp television and radio stations.

The Prime Minister’s message in English will be televised on Channel NewsAsia at 6.45pm, okto at 8.45pm, Channel 5 and HD5 at 10.00pm. The message will be subtitled for the deaf. The Prime Minister’s message in English can also be heard on MediaCorp 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 Lim Swee Say, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office will deliver the message in Mandarin; Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information & 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 Foreign Affairs & Minister for Law.

For the first time this year, the Prime Minister’s National Day Message will be simulcast on Toggle (available on available on multiple devices including smartphones, tablets and connect TVs) across the four language platforms, namely Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham.

Details of the broadcast schedule are as follows:

Thursday, 8 August 2013 (First broadcast)

Language         Start Time         Channels/Stations

English              6.45 pm              Channel NewsAsia

7.35 pm                            938LIVE

8.45 pm                            okto

10.00 pm            Channel 5/HD5

Mandarin           8.25 pm              Capital 95.8FM

8.45 pm                            Channel 8

9.45 pm                            Channel U

Malay                 8.30 pm              Suria

9.05 pm              Warna 94.2FM

Tamil                  8.00 pm              Vasantham

8.30 pm              Oli 96.8FM

Friday, 9 August 2013 (Second broadcast)   

Language         Start Time         Channels/Stations

English              10.10 am            938LIVE

1.00 pm            Channel NewsAsia

5.30 pm            Channel 5/HD5

5.30 pm            okto

Mandarin             9.30 am            Capital 95.8FM

12.00 pm            Channel U

12.45 pm            Channel 8

Malay                   7.45 am            Warna 94.2FM

10.00 am            Suria

Tamil                    8.10 am            Oli 96.8FM

11.30 am            Vasantham

The text and video clips of the Prime Minister’s National Day Message will be available online atchannelnewsasia.com/nd2013 from 8 August 2013 after its television broadcast.

From 9 August, video clips will be available on Toggle at toggle.sg/page/free/491 and XinMSN Catch-Up TV at xinmsn.com/catchup. The radio podcast of the message will also be made available online at xinmsn.com/podcast.

Source: press release

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