MediaCorp TV12

MediaCorp TV12
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MediaCorp TV12 is a subsidiary of MediaCorp. It operates the Suria, Vasantham and okto channels, which cater to specific groups in Singapore. It once operated Central it was launched on 1 January 1994 as Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) since 1994 was replaced by Premiere 12 (since 1 January 1994) and Prime 12 (since 1 January 1994) did before as SBC 12 under rebranded Singapore Television Twelve (TV12) operator by Channel 12 dissolved at Singapore Television Twelve (STV12) was launched on 1 January 1994 as Singapore Television Twelve (TV12) operator by Channel 12 or TV12 Singapore since 1994. TV12 owns two subsidiaries; MediaCorp EagleVision and MediaCorp VizPro Entertainment.

Channel 12 logo before 31 December 1993

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History

Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (1980–1994)

With the passing of an Act of Parliament and after much public effort, Radio Television Singapore (RTS) was partially privatised and given autonomy and flexibility in its lineup of programmes and handling issues such as personnel, finance and production. Radio Television Singapore (RTS) became Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) in 1 February 1980.

Immediately after the partial privatisation, the company managed breakthroughs that were hitherto impossible due to the direct influence of the Ministry of Culture. After two years, Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) produced its first local drama for Channel 8. SBC also produced various awarding-winning documentaries and current affairs talkshows; were however, criticised for her marginalised broadcast of news and current affairs, carrying news that are supporting the common misconceptions that are much silenced.

On 31 January 1984, SBC launched Singapore's third free-to-air terrestrial television channel, Channel 12 for name SBC TV12 as TV12 after the government announced its life to nurture a gracious and elegant society. Channel 12 carried mostly art and cultural programmes marking the inception of niche programming (see BBC Four).

Television Corporation of Singapore (1994–2001)

SBC was fully privatised on 1 January 1994, and split into 3 individual companies under the SIM Group of Companies based parent by Singapore International Media (SIM) has : Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) took over the television broadcasting arm of Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) took over thr radio broadcasting arm of Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) while TV12 (TV12 Singapore) under name STV12 (Singapore Television Twelve) operated Channel 12 manager by Prime 12 and Premiere 12 their second satellite television broadcasting and radio broadcasting transmit receive earth station on Caldecott Broadcast Centre based in Singapore International Foundation regional broadcast venture Singapore International Television (SITV) and Radio Singapore International (RSI).

On 27 September 1995, Channel 5 and Channel 8 began 24-hour transmission, and 2 new free-to-air terrestrial television channels were created from Channel 12 began name such Prime 12 and Premiere 12. Channel 8 dropped its Tamil language programmes these were moved to the new Prime 12. For the first time in the history of Singaporean broadcasting, there were 4 free-to-air terrestrial television channels broadcasting programmes in all 4 official languages.

On 31 March 1996, after the SIM Group of Companies restructuring exercise Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) became one of its Strategic Business Units (SBU). STV12 underwent an entire makeover, and the Suria The new Malay language channel with programming similar to Channel 5 channel replaced Prime 12 as a channel for the entertainment needs of the Malay community, while Premiere 12 became MediaCorp TV12 Central a channel separated into 3 sections according to the time slot given at different part of a day as

  • Kids Central – The children's channel, with enriching educational & animation programming
  • Vasantham Central – The new Tamil language channel with programming similar to Channel 8
  • Arts Central – A channel that showcases art, cultural and largely foreign award-winning productions, and incorporated a significant amount of niche programming, making the channel rather distinctive compared to the others.

The STV12 channels did not commence 24 hour transmissions, despite rumours, while Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) such : MediaCorp TV Channel 5 and MediaCorp TV Channel 8 continued their 24-hour transmission with significant reform to their programming for late evenings. City Entertainment a channel dedicated to culture, arts, lifesttle and entertainment programmes, was introduced by Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) on 1 January 1994 and subsequently renamed CityTelevision on 1 January 2001 and introducing programmes catering to a larger range of audience, before being shut down on 1 January 2002 due to economic recession and a lack of viewership.

On 31 March 1996, Channel NewsAsia was launched Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) latest offering of a free-to-air terrestrial television channel in Singapore while the channel is available overseas via a post-paid service on Asia Cable TV.

MediaCorp TV (2001–present)

SIM Group of Companies underwent a corporate restructure exercise in 1999. The Group was reorganised to become the Media Corporation of Singapore (MediaCorp Singapore). Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) was renamed has MediaCorp TV and TV12 (TV12 Singapore) under name STV12 (Singapore Television Twelve) operated Channel 12 manager by Prime 12 and Premiere 12 was renamed MediaCorp TV12 became two individual Strategic Business Units (SBU) under the new corporation.

List of channels

Television

  • Suria, the only terrestrial channel in Singapore that transmits in Malay. It is the largest Malaysian channel in Singapore.
  • Vasantham, a channel dedicated to the Indian community, launched on 20 October 2008. It replaces the MediaCorp TV12 Central and Vasantham Central timebelt.
  • okto, a predominantly English channel with selected programmes broadcast in the language of the country of origin launched on 20 October 2008. such as Filmart which showcases critically acclaimed films from around the world in its original language. okto will retain Kids Central, SPH MediaWorks Channel i, and Arts Central programming.

Former television

  • Vasantham Central, also timeshared on the Central channel and the biggest Indian television station outside of India. It has such things as Tamil movies for Singaporeans who speak Tamil. It was replaced by Vasantham on 20 October 2008.
  • Kids Central, timeshared on the Central channel and broadcasts children's programmes. It was replaced by okto on 20 October 2008.
  • Arts Central, the third timeshared channel on Central. Arts Central generally shows alternative programs from around the globe. It was replaced by okto on 20 October 2008.

Production

  • MediaCorp EagleVision is a content producer for Suria and Vasantham. It co-produces programmes with regional broadcasters and production houses.
  • MediaCorp VizPro Entertainment the company's events arm, has brought in and produced several world-class as well as local acts such as Disney on Ice, Barney & Friends, Winnie the Pooh, Wedding Banquet and Siti Nurhaliza Concert.

See also


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