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MediaCorp Group comprises of MediaCorp TV Holdings which manages MediaCorp TV , MediaCorp Studios; MediaCorp TV12, MediaCorp Radio , MediaCorp News , MediaCorp Press , MediaCorp Publishing, MediaCorp Technologies, MediaCorp Raintree Pictures, Media Research Consultants and Caldecott Productions International.
As of 1 January 2005, MediaCorp becomes the sole television broadcaster in Singapore, after the merger of MediaCorp and SPH MediaWorks' television operations. MediaCorp is located at Andrew Road, Caldecott Broadcasting Centre.
Before 2001, MediaCorp was formerly known as:
- the Radio and Television of Singapore (RTS) (1965–1980)
- the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) (1980–1994)
- the Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) and the Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) (1994–2001)
- 1 June 1936, it was started as the first radio station in Singapore. It started a TV service in 15 February 1963. 2 April, regular TV services was launch on Channel 5. On 23 November the same year, the second channel, Channel 8, was launch. Channel 5 shows some of the English and Malay programme while the Channel 8 shows some of the Chinese and Tamil programme.
- 1966, Old broadcast house moved to current TV studio at Caldecott Hill . Old broadcast house was redeveloped into drama street scene.
- 1974, it started a colour television service.
- 1984, it launched the TV12 channel, and in 1994, had them separated into Prime 12 and Premiere 12.
- 1990, SBC launched Stereo on all TV channels.
- 1995, Channel 5 and 8 started 24-hour broadcasts.
- 1999, it started Channel NewsAsia (CNA), the world and local news channel, which can also be seen on Asia Cable TV.
- 2000, Prime 12 and Premiere 12 were renamed to Suria and Central respectively. That year, it launched SportCity(later rename CityTV on 2001) for all sports programmes, which ceased transmission in 2002 due to the regional economic slowdown .
- 2001, TVMobile started operation and it became the world's first outdoor digital TV system, broadcasting on some 1500 SBS Transit buses.
- 2004, to prevent further economic losses, MediaCorp and SPH decided to merge their free television and free newspaper operations.
- 31 December 2004, MediaCorp and SPH announces that the merger is legally completed, thereby creating the new holding company, MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which now owns Channel 5, Channel 8, TVMobile and Channel U.
- 1 January 2005, Channel U (Previously under SPH MediaWorks Ltd, a subsidiary of SPH) joins MediaCorp.
- Chairman: Ho Kwon Ping
Group Internal Audit
- CEO: Ernest Wong *
- CFO: Henry Lim
- EVP: Chua Hoe Sing
- MD: Shaun Seow
Mr Ernest Wong resign to be CEO end of September
MediaCorp Group's business units are managed quite independently from the parent group.
- CEO for MediaCorp TV: Chua Foo Yong
- CEO for MediaCorp Studios: Chang Long Jong
- CEO for MediaCorp TV12: Alice Tan
- CEO for MediaCorp News: Woon Tai Ho
- CEO for MediaCorp Technologies: Mock Pak Lum
- CEO for MediaCorp Publishing: Philip Koh
- CEO for MediaCorp Radio: James Yip
- CEO for MediaCorp Press: Mano Sabnani
MediaCorp offers 6 free-to-air terrestrial television channels:
- Channel 5 is a 24-hour, English-language channel. Programmes of Channel 5 normally includes English dramas and screens variety shows, news, current affairs and game programmes and general adaption of oversea productions, such as Singapore Idol and Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.
- Channel 8 is a 24-hour, Chinese-language channel. It is the highest-rated channel in Singapore. It has Chinese dramas, variety shows, news and current affairs programmes. Special events like "NKF Charity Show", "Star Search" and "Star Awards" are broadcasted on this channel.
- Channel U is the second Chinese-language channel. It aims to reach the younger generation who wishes an alternative that defy the traditions of commerical television programming.
- Central is a combination of Kids Central, Arts Central and Vasantham Central, which is an English-language channel for children, a English-language channel featuring the arts, and a Tamil-language channel for dramas respectively.
- Suria is a Malay-language channel for Malay dramas and programmes.
- Channel NewsAsia is an English-language channel for news and current affairs.
- TVMobile , The world's first outdoor digital television channel, features reruns and simulcast of shows from its sister channels and occasionally feature original content, e.g. shorts produced in collaboration with Nanyang Polytechnic. It is broadcasted as a free-to-air channel using the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard, but can only be received with a digital set-top box for home viewers.
Shows for MediaCorp
TV Drama and Sitcom Series
- Holland V (2003) (The second longest Chinese drama in Singapore history with 125 episodes).
- Double Happiness (2004) (The longest Chinese drama, it has 130 episodes in two parts. The first part will be shown from May to August, while the second part begins in October).
- The Awakening (1984) (The first blockbuster drama)
- Unbeatables (First drama series in Singapore about gambling. Its three seasons were released in 1993, 1996 and 2002 respectively.)
- Seletar Robbery (1982) (First Singapore telemovie)
- Spring of Life (2002) (About life in Singapore between the 1950s to the 1970s)
- Don't Worry, Be Happy (1996) (A local Chinese sitcom)
- Under One Roof (1994) (The first local English sitcom)
- Phua Chu Kang (The local English sitcom, starred by Gurmit Singh. It used many Singlish in this series.)
- Living with Lydia (The local English sitcom, starred by Lydia Sum .)
- Oh Carol (The local English sitcom, starred by Dodo Cheng.)
- Always On My Mind (2003) (The stories about the SARS outbreak.)
- The Champion (2004) (The drama series about swimming, starred by Singaporeans and Taiwanese artiste.)
TV Variety Show
- Comedy Night (The longest variety show in Singapore history, it started from 1990 to 2000. It returns in 2003 to celebrate MediaCorp TV 40 anniversary, for a brief period.)
- PSC Nite (The variety show which held in June and end of the year holiday, it has talent contest and prize giving for lucky draws winner.)
- Top Fun (It has 7 series and created by jteam.)
- Super TV Champion (The gameshow for celebrate 20 years of MediaCorp drama in 2002.)
- Everyone Wins (The Singapore's very 1st own formatted gameshow after Who Wants to be a Millionaire, The Weakest Link, Wheel of Fortune, Russian Roulette and Hollywood Squares, the creator of this game show is Robert Chua .)
- Russian Roulette (The U.S. gameshow produced by Game Show Network, only Singapore had the Chinese version.)
- Celebrities Squares (The Singapore version of Hollywood Squares.)
- The Weakest Link (The British gameshow, there are two version in Singapore, there are English language and Chinese language.)
- Who Wants to be a Millionaire (The British gameshow, the English version of the show hosted by The Flying Dutchman.)
TV Charity Show
- NKF Charity Show (The biggest charity show in Singapore every year organised by National Kidney Foundation , it has two shows in total. The event held in April.)
- NKF Children's Medical Fund Charity Show (The charity show for raise fund to aid sick children. Same as NKF Charity Show it has two shows. The event was held in July.)
- Affairs of the heart (The charity show organised by Singapore Heart Foundation . It was held once of the two year.)
- President Star Charity (The charity show for the President Challenge. The event held in September.)
- True Heart (The first outdoor charity show in Singapore, organised by Community Chest. The event held in every year in November.)
- Singapore Idol - The Singapore version of American Idol on Channel 5 in the English language.
- Star Search - The talent quest event is held once per the two year; the programme is broadcast in Channel 8, in the Chinese language.
- Star Awards - The annual award cermony, rewarding the achievements of the artistes who contributes to Channel 8, mostly in the Chinese language.
- Talentime - The first talent quest event in Singapore history, on Channel 5.
- Miss Singapore Universe - A pageant contest choosing the a people becomes Miss Singapore. The winner will represent Singapore for Miss Universe and offered MediaCorp contracts, on Channel 5.
News and Current Affairs
- Talking Point
- Get Real! (The Current Affairs Show in Singapore, hosted by Diana Ser )
- The Frontline (The Chinese Current Affairs Show, this investigative programme pries throught the issues closest to you and I, which shown every Friday night.)
- Crime Watch (The programme is talk about the crime prevention.)
- True Files (The programme shows that the cases of mudering of the yesteryears.)
- True Courage (The programme shows about being courage of some Singaporeans.)
- MediaCorp Radio
- NewsRadio (93.8FM)
- Symphony (92.4FM)
- Lush (95.5FM)
- Prefect Ten (98.7FM)
- Class (95FM)
- International Channel (96.3FM)
- Gold (90.5FM)
- Ria (89.7FM)
- Warna (94.2FM)
- Oli (96.8FM)
- Radio Singapore International
- Love (97.2FM)
- Capital (95.8FM)
- Y.E.S. (93.3FM)
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