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|Launched||1 March 1999 by Television Corporation of Singapore
12 February 2001 as Channel NewsAsia
|Picture format||576i (SDTV 16:9)
International 576i (SDTV 16:9)
Providing Asian Perspectives (before 21 January 2013)
|Broadcast area||International (Worldwide)|
|Headquarters||Caldecott Broadcast Centre|
|Formerly called||Television Corporation of Singapore
(1 March 1999—12 February 2001)
|Replaced||Television Corporation of Singapore
(1 March 1999—12 February 2001)
|MediaCorp — Analogue (Singapore)||Channel 32 (UHF 559.25 MHz)|
|MediaCorp — Digital (DVB-T)||
Channel 38 (UHF 610MHz)  Multiplex carrying Mediacorp channelsdigitally.
|MediaCorp — Digital (DVB-T2)||Channel 27 (UHF 522MHz) (LCN 06)|
|AsiaSat 3S||3706 MHz|
|Indovision Indonesia||Channel 330|
|Dish HD Asia Taiwan||Channel 111|
|Combos TV Taiwan||Channel 49|
|TVB Pay Vision Hong Kong||Channel 63|
|Cignal Digital TV Philippines||Channel 45|
|StarHub TV Singapore||Channel 106|
|MediaCorp (via SCTV socket) Singapore||Channel 30 (UHF 543.25 MHz)|
|SkyCable Philippines||Channel 109 digital|
|Cablelink Philippines||Channel 21|
|TransACT Australia||Channel 25|
|First Media Indonesia||Channel 232|
|Cable Star Iloilo Philippines||Channel 57|
|Parasat Cable TV Philippines||Channel 99|
|Cable TV Hong Kong||Channel 76|
|ABNXcess (Malaysia)||Channel 293|
|Destiny Cable Philippines||Channel 73|
|mio TV Singapore||Channel 6 / 153|
|now TV Hong Kong||Channel 322|
|Hypp.TV Malaysia||Channel 2004|
|UniFi Malaysia||Channel 411|
|DETV Malaysia||Channel 122|
|FetchTV Australia||Channel 186|
|Online viewing||channelnewsasia.com (international feed only)|
|TVU Player||Channel 150/151|
|Livestation||Watch (Free, international feed)|
Channel NewsAsia (abbreviated CNA) is an English language Asia-Pacific news network based in Singapore and owned by MediaCorp. Started on 1 March 1999 based in Singapore by Television Corporation of Singapore, it was launched internationally on 12 February 2001 as the international broadcasting arm of Channel NewsAsia.
It is now viewed in 24 territories across Asia. The satellite footprint of the channel stretches across the Middle East, much of Asia, and Australia.
- 1 Unique features
- 2 Key Personnel
- 3 Programmes and presenters
- 4 Correspondents
- 5 Feeds and ticker
- 6 Website
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
When an interviewee gives his/her views in a language other than English, Channel NewsAsia does not superimpose the original audio with a voice translation unlike other news organisations. Instead an English subtitle appears preserving and complementing the original audio. This includes programmes that use Indonesian and Malay as their main language.
- Managing Director: Debra Soon
- Chief Editor, English News Output: Lian Pek
- Vice-President, English Current Affairs: Tan Lek Hwa
- Vice-President, Production Services: Norraine Yusof
- Vice-President, Network Programming and Promotions: Donovan Castillo Mohlman
- Vice-President, Network Distribution: Woon Chuk Chan
- Vice-President, Corporate Communications: Han Chuan Quee
- Vice-President, Regional Sales: Jeanie Ho
- Assistant Vice-President, Business Development: Yong Chung Jin
- Assistant Vice-President, Network Programming and Promotions: Rohana Mohamed
- Voice-Over Announcer, Andrew Crothers
Programmes and presenters
Channel NewsAsia is an international news channel focusing primarily on Asian news, information and current affairs. Each of its news bulletins run for half-hour, starting at the top of the hour except for AM Live! which runs for two consecutive hours and Primetime Asia, First Look Asia and Asia Connect, which run for one hour for each programme. The bottom of the hour features documentaries, lifestyle programming, health programming, current affairs and business news. The channel now airs programmes 24 hours a day with some programmes broadcast from the channel's new studios at the DBS Building in Marina Bay.
The station also produces news stories for the newscast on Singapore's only English language general-entertainment channel, MediaCorp Channel 5.
In addition, after major regional or international news bulletins, a weather forecast of key global cities is shown. Also, before the top of selected hours the World Live by EarthTV is also shown.
|News Pulse||The latest news even as Asia unwinds ready for the start of a new day.
Runs daily at 12:00 am, 2:00 am, 3:00 am and 5:00 am for 30 minutes. First edition aired on 22 January 2012 at 12:00 am.
|Geraldine Tan (Mon to Fri), Genevieve Woo / Dawn Tan / Gerald Lam / Timothy Go (relief)|
|First Look Asia||Replaces AM Live! as of 31 March 2014.
Summary of local, international, business and sports news that occurred overnight, including stock market actions in the US and UK.
Runs Mondays to Fridays at these times:
|Patrick Fok, Steve Lai, Annalisa Burgos & Yvonne Yong|
|News Now||Replaces Asia Today and World Today.
The latest news as it happens around the world.
Runs daily at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00 am, 8:00 am and 12:00 pm for 30 minutes. Replaces Asia Today, World Today and Asia Market Report. First edition aired on 21 January 2013 at 9:00 am.
|Asia Connect||Latest news across Asia along with business news and stock market actions.
Runs Mondays to Fridays at 12:00 pm for 1 hour. First edition aired on 28 January 2013 at 12:00 pm.
|Addeil Sabir and Wei Du|
|Singapore Connect @ 6||Live updates on Singapore news, business and sports.
Runs Mondays to Fridays at 6:00 pm (Singapore feed only) for 30 minutes. First edition aired on 28 January 2013 at 6:00 pm.
|Chan Eu Imm|
|Sports World||Sports Update which airs @ 9:30 pm||Lance Alexander & Otelli Edwards|
|Primetime Asia||Replaces East Asia Tonight and South East Asia Tonight.
A day's round-up of the news in Asia.
Runs Mondays to Fridays at 7:00 pm for 1 hour.
|Timothy W Go and Glenda Chong|
|Primetime World||A day's round-up of the news around the world.
Runs Mondays to Fridays at 9:00 pm for 30 minutes. First edition aired on 30 September 2013.
|Glenda Chong, Timothy W Go (relief)|
|Primetime Weekend||The news headlines occurring over the weekend.
Runs Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm for 30 minutes. First edition aired on 26 January 2013 at 7:00 pm.
|Business Central||Business news and stock markets around the region along with some expert interviews about the happenings in Asia.
Runs Mondays to Fridays at 9:30 pm for 30 minutes. First edition aired on 21 January 2013 for 1 hour at 8:00pm, before shifting to 9:00pm later in the year. Current timeslot was effective 30 September 2013.
|Teymoor Nabilli, Gerald Lam (relief)|
|Singapore Tonight||A summary of the local headlines in Singapore.
Runs daily at 10:00 pm for 1 hour. Reruns at 4:00 am.
|Steven Chia, Dawn Tan (relief)|
|Business Singapore||Business news and stock market actions in Singapore with special guest interviews to analyse the happenings.
Runs Mondays to Fridays at 10:30 pm for 30 minutes. Reruns at 4:30 am. First edition aired on 21 January 2013 at 10:30 pm.
|Dawn Tan, Genevieve Woo (relief)|
|Between The Lines||A summary of the day's headlines.
Runs daily at 11:00 pm for 30 minutes.
Current programmes airing outside CNA
|News 5 Tonight||MediaCorp Channel 5||The daily evening-news programme featuring highlights and coverage of both local and international news.
Runs daily at 9:30pm.
|Loke Wei Sue / Chew Wui Lynn / Gerald Lam, etc.|
|Asia Today||Live news with a focus on Asian perspectives.
Ran daily at 3:00pm, Mondays to Fridays at 9:00am and 2:00pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00am, 11:00am and 5:00pm
|Sharon Tong / Otelli Edwards / Gerard Lam / Yvonne Yong / Timothy W Go / Melissa Hyak / Chew Wui Lynn / Dominique Loh / Sabrina Chua / Chan Eu Imm / Lynlee Foo / Patrick Fok
Last edition aired on 20 January 2013 at 5:00 pm.
|Asia Market Report||A day's round-up of business news around the region and a look at the first hour of trade in Asia
Ran Mondays to Fridays (except days when markets are closed; Asia Today will run instead) at 5:00 pm.
Last edition aired on 18 January 2013.
|Dominique Loh / Wei Du|
|Asia Tonight||Round-up of the day's events around Asia
Ran Mondays to Fridays at 11:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 7:00 pm.
Last edition aired on 20 January 2013 at 7:00pm.
|World Today||Live news with focus on key world events.
Ran daily at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm (noon) and 4:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays at 10:00 am and 11:00 am, and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm.
Last edition aired on 20 January 2013 at 11:00 am.
|Melissa Hyak / Otelli Edwards / Genevieve Woo / Yvonne Yong / Timothy W Go / Gerard Lam / Chew Wui Lynn / Sharon Tong / Sabrina Chua / Patrick Fok|
|Primetime News||Channel NewsAsia's flagship evening nightly-news programme which provides viewers with a round-up of the day's main news under national news live television broadcasting.
Ran daily at 9:00 pm
Last edition aired on 20 January 2013 at 9:00 pm.
|Melissa Hyak, etc.|
|Asia Business Tonight||A day's round-up of business news around the region and a look at the first hour of trade in the United States
Runs Mondays to Fridays (except when markets are closed; replaced with a relief programme) at 10:30 pm
Last edition aired on 18 January 2013 at 10:30pm. Replaced with Business Singapore.
|Genevieve Woo / Glenda Chong / Timothy W Go / Timothy Ouyang / Lynlee Foo / Gerard Lam|
|AM Live!||Replaces Primetime Morning as of 1 August 2011.
A morning breakfast show bringing the latest news, features, entertainment and lifestyle tips.
Ran Mondays to Fridays at these times:
Last edition aired on 28 March 2014 at 9:00 pm.
|Steve Lai and Yvonne Yong|
Productions of Channel NewsAsia and Other Programmes
|Get Rea! (read as Get Real)||A twice-weekly investigative current-affairs programme focusing on issues in Singapore (Runs as a season)||Cheryl Fox 2007-2008-2011 /Chan Eu Imm 2010-2011 Present/ Ken Teh 2011|
|Insight||A weekly current-affairs programme (Runs as a season)||Gerard Lam|
|Money Mind||A weekly business programme (Runs as a season)||Fredrick Lim & Dominique Loh & Ronald Lim|
|The Agenda||Business programme (Runs as a season)|
|Asian Home News||Screens short news snippets from previous-day broadcasts from CCTV News (China), NHK World TV (Japan), RTM TV2 (Malaysia), RTB (Brunei) and Vietnam Television (Vietnam)||Various|
|Correspondent's Diary||Highlights of news stories and features by Channel NewsAsia's network of Correspondents based in major cities across the region.|
|That's IT||A weekly information-technology programme (Runs as a season)||Timothy W Go|
|360||Talkshow on current affairs (Runs as a season)||Melissa Hyak|
|One on One||Talkshow on current affairs (Runs as a season)||Lin Xue Ling|
|Pink of Health||A weekly show focusing on the health and beauty concerns of women|
|Cents & Sensibilities||A weekly show on how ordinary people should make investments||Genevieve Woo|
|Japan Hour||An hour featuring Japanese culture. The programme is bought from NHK World TV in Japan and is subtitled in English.|
|How to be a Super Parent||Steven Chia|
|BlogTV.SG||Cheryl Fox, Tim Oh, & Mandy Chong|
|Welcome 2 Taiwan|
|Documentary of The Week||Showcases documentaries every Sunday at 8.00pm.|
|20/20||US programme from ABC World News. Sometimes known as "20/20 Primetime"; in reality, "20/20" is a different show from "Primetime" (Only in Singapore)|
|Amazing Asia||Special reports filed by correspondents in Asia. Usually screens unusual news happenings around Asia in the week. (Regular 30-minute segments)|
|Yours Truly, Asia||Special reports about life in Asia|
|World Watch||Special reports filed by correspondents the world over. Usually screens unusual news happenings around the world in the week. (Regular 30-minute segments)|
|Talking Point||A segment after Singapore Tonight on Sundays at 10.10pm (SIN/HK) where guests are invited to the news studio to share their views on issues relevant to Singapore||Debra Soon / Melissa Hyak|
|On The Red Dot||A half-hour programme examining issues close to the hearts of all Singaporeans. Airs on Channel 5, Wednesdays 9.00pm, and on CNA, Saturdays 10.30pm.||Cheryl Fox / Otelli Edwards|
- Valarie Tan,China Correspondent, Shanghai
- Leslie Tang, Hong Kong Correspondent / Hong Kong Business Correspondent, Hong Kong
- Roland Lim, Hong Kong Bureau Chief/Business Correspondent, Hong Kong
- Michiyo Ishida, Japan Bureau Chief, Tokyo
- Lim Yun Suk, Korea Bureau Chief, Seoul
- Kristine Lim, China Correspondent, Beijing
- Victoria Jen, Taiwan Correspondent, Taipei
- Devianti Faridz Indonesia Bureau Chief, Jakarta
- Melissa Goh, Malaysia Bureau Chief, Kuala Lumpur
- Anasuya Sanyal, Thailand (including Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam) Correspondent, Bangkok
- Christine Ong, Philippines Correspondent, Manila
- Sujadi Siswo, Senior Southeast Asia Correspondent
- Akhtar Jamal, Pakistan Correspondent, Islamabad
- Smita Prakash, India Correspondent, New Delhi
- Zain Awan, India Correspondent, New Delhi
- Ravi Prasad, Sri Lanka Correspondent, Colombo
- Paula Slier, AfghanistanCorrespondent, Kabul
- Simon Marks, United States Bureau Chief, Washington, D.C.
- Daniel Ryntjes, United States Correspondent, Washington, D.C.
- Priscilla Huff, United States Correspondent, Washington, D.C.
- Malcolm Brown, United States Correspondent, Washington
- Nathan King, United States Correspondent / United States Business Correspondent / United Nations Correspondent, New York
- Kate Moody United States Correspondent, Washington
- Paige Kollock, United States Correspondent / United States Business Correspondent, New York
- Steve Mort, United States Correspondent / United States Correspondent, Miami
- Natalie Carney United State Correspondent New York
- Catherine Drew, Europe Bureau Chief, London
- Paul Burge, Europe Correspondent, London
- Olly Barratt, Europe Correspondent, London
- Nina Maria Potts, Europe Correspondent, Brussels
Singapore (News headquarters)
Feeds and ticker
Channel NewsAsia has two separate feeds namely a Singapore feed — Channel NewsAsia Singapore — and International feed — Channel NewsAsia International. Both feeds have the almost the same programmes especially since Singapore Tonight and Singapore Business Tonight started airing live Internationally in July 2008. The exception to this is 20/20 and Singapore Connect @ 6 which only air in Singapore.
Other important differences include a short, one-minute Singapore Update at various times of the day in the Singapore feed, the content of advertising where those in the Singapore feed cater to local audiences and the order in which magazine programmes/documentaries are aired within the week. In addition, the Singapore feed is supplemented by a Teletext service. Furthermore during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, viewers in Singapore were given more highlights of the games than regional viewers.
Channel NewsAsia Singapore feed is available as a free-to-air television network in Singapore hence cable or IPTV subscription isn't required to receive the channel. Channel NewsAsia International is available on the AsiaSat 3S satellite as well as various cable/satellite operators.
The news and stock ticker tape is a permanent feature on Channel NewsAsia International and since 12 February 2001 has not been taken off the air during commercials. This allows for uninterrupted viewing of the latest news and stock prices. Singapore viewers are given local news and live prices from the Singapore Stock Exchange (SSX) as well; regional viewers are given delayed stock prices from various regional exchanges. In addition Singapore and international viewers do get a timepiece on AM Live!.
Watches and sponsors on clocks before the news
For Singapore viewers an Channel NewsAsia International has a clock ident to countdown to the top of the hour as a lead-in to live news bulletins. The announcer usually says it this way: "Time by (sponsor): (time)."
The Channel NewsAsia website features news and video reports from Singapore, Asia and international locations as well as business, sports, technology, entertainment and special reports. Various presenters and correspondents maintain blogs on this site. The site also has a 7-day archive of news. A live stream of Channel NewsAsia International is available on the channel's website in areas covered by AsiaSat 3S (including Singapore). "YOURNEWS" is a feature on this site where viewers can upload first-hand footage of news events happening in their area and visitors can also view such footage.
The channel used to maintain a website in Mandarin, which was discontinued in 1 January 2005.
- "About Channel NewsAsia". Channel NewsAsia.