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MediaCorp is a Singapore-owned media company that provides free to air channels (free channels). It is made up of different companies. They are:

  • MediaCorp TV - company in charge of FTA channels
  • MediaCorp Radio - company in charge of radio stations
Entrance of MediaCorp at Caldecott hill

The headquarters of MediaCorp is at Caldecott Broadcast Hill.

MediaCorp TV

MediaCorp TV(Also known as MediaCorp TV Pte Ltd) has a total of 7 channels under it. They are:

Channel Description
Channel 5 Channel 5 shows different types of programmes like drama, variety, news, comedy, sports, and movies. This channel shows all the Singapore-made English drama and those from America. There is another HD version of this channel, MediaCorp HD5. This channel is on for 24 hours.
Channel 8 Channel 8 is a Mandarin-language channel. It is the most-watched channel in Singapore. The channel shows local and regionally-made Chinese dramas, variety shows, news and current-affairs programmes. Special Chinese-language events are also shown on this channel. It is on for 24 hours.
Channel U Channel U is MediaCorp's second Chinese-language channel. This channel is more for younger people, giving them another choince from traditional commercial television programming. It has a tagline 最精彩, or "The Most Exciting". Other than local programmmes, most East Asian dramas (especially Korean and Japanese) are shown on this channel.
okto Okto is an English-language channel. The channel shows children's programmes in the day and documentaries, lifestyle, anime and art performances (operas, dance, art films etc.) in the evening.
Suria Suria is a Malay-language channel showing Malay dramas and popular programmes. Its tagline, "Suria, Sinar Bersama Anda ", means "Suria, Shines With You".
Vasantham Vasantham is an Indian language channel. It is an important channel for local news and current affairs for the Indians. Vasantham would like to be the Pulse of the Indian Community. The channel has many Tamil and Indian movies, especially during the weekends.
Channel NewsAsia Channel NewsAsia is an English-language news channel. The channel features international news and current affairs. It shows to more than 20 Asian countries and territories.

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