Top 10 News Channels in Singapore


Any well developed economy like that of the Singapore, is ought to have a well established news media. After all it is the news media that acts as a cementing agent between the government and fellow citizens. Singapore has a large number of news channels which always strive to provide impeccable news & updated events of the country to its citizens.

Given below is a list of top 10 news channels of Singapore:

1.Channel NewsAsia : Channel NewsAsia (in short CNA) is an English Language news channel network of Singapore. It is owned by Media Corp and was initiated in the year 1999, by the Television Corporation of Singapore. Currently it is viewed across 24 territories of Asia. What makes it stand in the top 10 leading news channels of Singapore is that, it is an international news channel and primarily broadcasts the current affairs of the Asian continent.

2.MediaCorp Channel 5 : MediaCorp Channel 5 or simply Channel 5 is the second most popular English news channel of Singapore and has a large number of audiences to its credit. It was launched in the year 1963 and was transmitted on 990. It is owned by the MediaCorp TV and was initially it was known as Television Singapura. The significance of this Singaporean news channel is that it is the first TV station in Singapore to broadcast in HD.



3.Metro TV : Metro TV is a leading news channel based in the West Jakarta, the neighborhood of Singapore. It was established in the year 2000 and currently has 53 transmission sites within the country and many outside of it like Singapore. It is a 24 hours news channel in Mandarin languages.

4.Media Corp Channel U : Media Corp Channel U or simply Channel U is a leading TV channel in Singapore. It was established by the Singapore press holdings after the SPH Media Works merged with the MediaCorp. The significance of this channel is that it is Singapore 2nd Mandarin TV channel.

5.Okto : "Okto" in Greek means 8. It is a news channel in Singapore which was established in the year 1995. It is managed by the MediaCorp TV12. It is the only news channel in Singapore that caters to the interest and vision of the youths of Singapore.

6.MediaCorp Suria : MediaCorp Suria is a Malay language news channel of Singapore. Apart from broadcasting Malay language dramas and programs it also features the current affairs within the country. It has received much attention even outside the Malay community of Singapore, thus making itself one of the leading news channels of the country.

7.Vasantham : Established and managed by the Media Corp TV, Vasantham caters to the Tamil community of Singapore. This news channel has many accolades to its credits both at international and regional level.

8.MediaCorp HD5 : MediaCorp HD5 is the first 24 hours TV channel of Singapore stimulcasting the HD version of the much acclaimed MediaCorp TV Channel 5. Programs like movies, dramas, news and local productions are broadcasted in HD version.

9.Global TV : It is one of the leading news channels of Singapore but is based at West Jakarta, Indonesia. It was established in the year 1998 and first was aired on 2001. It broadcasts news and sports.

10.8TV : It is a private Malaysian TV station in Chinese language. It was launched in the year 1995 as Metro Vision Channel 8. It has a large number of Singaporean viewers in its credit.


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