SPH MediaWorks Channel i

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SPH MediaWorks Channel i (Channel i)
Launched SPH MediaWorks TVWorks:
20 May 2001
SPH MediaWorks Channel i:
3 March 2002
Closed SPH MediaWorks TVWorks:
3 March 2002
SPH MediaWorks Channel i:
1 January 2005
Network SPH MediaWorks
Owned by Singapore Press Holdings
Picture format SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
Slogan Total Entertainment, The Way You Like It
Country Singapore
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Level 7, Singapore Press Holdings
82 Genting Lane
Tanjong Pagar, Central Region 349567 Singapore
Tel: +65 6319 7988
Fax: +65 6744 3318
Formerly called SPH MediaWorks TVWorks
(20 May 2001–2 March 2002)
Replaced SPH MediaWorks TVWorks
(20 May 2001–2 March 2002)
Replaced by SPH MediaWorks Channel i
(2 March 2002 – 1 January 2005)
MediaCorp TV12 Okto
(20 October 2008–present)
Sister channel(s) SPH MediaWorks Channel U
SPH MediaWorksAnalogue (PAL-B) Normally tuned to 30 on VHF and UHF in Johor and Riau Islands Province.
SPH MediaWorksDigital (DVB-T) 543.25 MHz, SID 2 DVB-T over Singapore
Frequency unknown, BAND III DMB-T/H over Singapore
StarHub TV Channel 108

SPH MediaWorks Channel i is a defunct English free-to-air terrestrial television station channel which began broadcasting in 20 May 2001. It was formerly known as SPH MediaWorks TV Works. The channel was owned by SPH MediaWorks, a subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, is broadcast from Level 7 in Singapore Press Holdings at 82 Genting Lane in Tanjong Pagar, in the Central Region, which is in the Central Business District region of Singapore.

As a result of the media merger with MediaCorp TV is a terrestrial television station channel final broadcasting end closed sign-off shut down ceased transmission on 1 January 2005 as MediaCorp and Singapore Press Holdings demaed that the channel had no commercial viability because the Singapore English television market was so small. The channel's frequency was later taken over by MediaCorp TV12 okto nearly four years later. In other words this channel was replaced together with MediaCorp TV12 Kids Central and MediaCorp TV12 Arts Central when transferred from MediaCorp TV12 Central under MediaCorp TV12 okto since 20 October 2008.

Channel i is programmes compete with StarHub TV pay channels such as CNN International News, BBC World News, CNBC Asia, Bloomberg Television, ESPN Asia, STAR Sports, STAR World, AXN Asia, HBO Asia, Fox Movies Premium, Cinemax Asia, Hallmark Channel Asia, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, TVRI (Republic of Indonesia) and RTM's TV1 (Peninsular Malaysia).

Channel i currently broadcasts via VHF (Very High Frequency) and UHF (Ultra High Frequency) on Channel 30 and available over the StarHub TV a subscription-based pay television platform on Channel 108.

Channel i it was live telecast local and international football matches like from FIFA, UEFA, ASEAN Football Federation and Football Association of Singapore.

Channei i also had the rights to show Paramount, Warner Bros., Colombia, 20th Century Fox, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Walt Disney and Universal movies a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).


As the audience found that there was "no need to set another MediaCorp TV Channel 5" on 3 March 2002 SPH MediaWorks TV Works was renamed as "SPH MediaWorks Channel i" began since 2001 targeting a younger audience. After being re-branded, the standard of the channel improved as demonstrated by its news programme winning the Asian Television Awards was established from 2003 and 2004.




Current Affairs[edit]

  • i on the News
  • Today on Air
  • i Contact
  • Cue Thursday
  • Eye Witness
  • The World Life
  • Heartbeat
  • Money Tree








Movie Theaters[edit]



Television Series[edit]


Indonesia & Malaysia[edit]


  • Arnold Quay
  • Michelle Quah
  • Fauziah Ibrahim
  • Paul Jansen
  • Karen Ho

Final broadcast[edit]

On 1 January 2005 at 01:30 SST, Channel i final programme as a broadcaster a compilation of highlights from the station's output entitled Channel i News is aired in most MediaCorp nationwide (MediaCorp TV Channel 5 being the main exception, since they had their own farewell bulletin coverage main news actual report evening nightly news programmes as "Channel i News").

The master control at Level 7 in Singapore Press Holdings at 82 Genting Lane in Tanjong Pagar, in the Central Region it was starring by Arnold Quay and Michelle Quah.

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Final broadcasting empty a studio news room front stage concert venue from Studio G at Level 7 in Singapore Press Holdings at 82 Genting Lane in Tanjong Pagar, in the Central Region it all restructured of Singapore Press Holdings.

After the programme, Channel i signed off with a farewell announcement by chief executive Han Fook Kwang:

at 01:00 to 01:30 SST "Channel i thank you for watching good bye".

"Channel i wishes to thank not only all the artistes who appeared in this programme, but also all those who participated in its first four years".

Following the station ident, a long montage of SPH MediaWorks' very best programmes through an edited-for-time version of Dan Byrd' cover of "Good Night" until finally the Andrea Bocelli' cover of "Time to Say Goodbye" and finally the national anthem. After 4-years, Channel i had finally ceased broadcasting.


Since 20 October 2008 after 3-years 10-month 19-days 7-hours 30-minutes Channel i ceased broadcasting this channel has relaunching together with MediaCorp TV12 Kids Central and MediaCorp TV12 Arts Central the timeshift programmes services English language based from MediaCorp TV12 Central under the new name MediaCorp TV12 okto still on the same frequency as the old Channel i.

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