Monday, August 07, 2006

Digital Broadcasters | MediaCorp Live National Day Coverage

MediaCorp radio and TV stations, the de-facto state broadcasting organisation in Singapore pulls all the stops out in its broadcasts in digital of the country's National Day celebrations on August 9.

The Highlight - the National Day Parade 2006 is covered ‘live' by all media outlets.

MediaCorp TV – Channel 5, Channel 8, Channel U and TV Mobile – and MediaCorp TV12 – Suria and Vasantham Central – will telecast the NDP 2006 ‘live’ from 6 pm to 8.30pm on 9 August 2006.

The four official national languages are handled appropriately across the radio and TV networks.

In television, the commentary in English is to be on Channel 5 and TV Mobile, in Mandarin (Putonghua) on Channel 8 and Channel "U", in Malay on Suria and in Tamil on Vasantham Central.

MediaCorp radio stations 938LIVE, Capital 95.8FM, Warna 94.2FM and Oli 96.8FM program the event between 5.30pm and 8.15pm in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil, respectively.

It is worthwhile noting that TVMobile Singapore is the first channel in the world to pioneer the use of Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) technology to deliver high quality programmes to viewers on the move. Together with FM 89.3, TVMobile provides entertainment for commuters with the latest infotainment, entertainment programs and real-time news; keeping them informed even when they are on the move. The TVMobile infrastructure currently has one main transmitting site, 9 filler transmitting sites and 2 transposers located across Singapore Island.

TVMobile is currently distributed islandwide by 1,500 air-conditioned SBS buses and at Suntec Fountain Food Terrace, Causeway point Horizon Food Mall and Bintan Resort Ferries, Nanyang Polytechnic and SmartCabs.

TVMobile says its mission is to become the leading outdoor advertising medium in the country.

TVMobile's (mobile TV) DVB standard, broadcasts are from 6:00am – 12:00 midnight daily.

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