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Channel 8 (Singapore)

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Mediacorp Channel 8
MediaCorp Channel8.jpg
Launched 23 November 1963
Network Mediacorp TV
Owned by Mediacorp
Picture format 1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Slogan 重头娱乐,鲜睹为快
(Heavy entertainment, fresh and quick)
Country Singapore
Language Mandarin
Broadcast area Singapore
Headquarters Mediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
Sister channel(s) Channel U
Channel 5
Channel NewsAsia
VHF Channel 8
Digital terrestrial television Channel 3
StarHub TV Channel 103 (HD)
Singtel TV Channel 3 (HD)
Indovision Channel 151
Streaming media
Live Streaming

Channel 8 is a Singaporean free-to-air television channel, airing in Mandarin-language. It was created by Radio and Television Singapore on 23 November 1963.


Channel 8 officially began broadcasting on 23 November 1963 as "Saluran 8 Television Singapura" and aired in Chinese. Its sister station Saluran 5 Television Singapura was launched on 2 April 1963 with a mix of English and Malay-language shows. Following the separation from Malaysia in 1965, Channel 8 became part of Television Singapore, and was later integrated as part of "Radio and Television Singapore". This led to the expansions of the network, including a move to the new $3.6 million Television Centre in Caldecott Hill on 27 August 1966.

Channel 8 began broadcasting in colour on 1 May 1974. It started airing 24 hours a day on 1 September 1995. It was privatised on 12 February 2001.


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