TV12 (Singapore)

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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. TV12 owns three subsidiaries; MediaCorp EagleVision, MediaCorp Studios (also a content producer of MediaCorp TV) and MediaCorp VizPro Entertainment.

Channel 12 logo before 1 February 1994

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  • Suria, is a Malay free-to-air terrestrial television channel in Singapore that transmits in Malay. It is the largest Malay channel in Singapore.
  • Vasantham, is a Tamil free-to-air terrestrial television channel dedicated to the Indian community, launched on 20 October 2008. It replaces the Vasantham Central timebelt.
  • okto, is an English free-to-air terrestrial television channel with selected programmes broadcast in the language of the country of origin launched on 20 October 2008. An example is Filmart which showcases critically acclaimed films from around the world in its original language. okto will retain Kids Central and Arts Central a subsidiary of Central and Channel i a subsidiary of SPH MediaWorks programming.

Former television[edit]

  • Vasantham Central, the second 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, the first timeshared on the Central and SPH MediaWorks Channel i a subsidiary of SPH MediaWorks channel and broadcasts children's programmes. It was replaced by okto on 20 October 2008.
  • Arts Central, the third timeshared channel on Central and SPH MediaWorks Channel i, a subsidiary of SPH MediaWorks. Arts Central generally shows alternative programs from around the globe. It was replaced by okto on 20 October 2008, and mid-2017 is in Ch. 5 as arts on 5 (because of okto ongoing showing live telecast of the olympics games monthly).


  • EagleVision is a content producer for Suria and Vasantham. It co-produces programmes with regional broadcasters and production houses.
  • MediaCorp Studios is a content producer for Okto. It is also a content producer for MediaCorp TV channels such as, HD5, Channel 5, Channel U and Channel 8.
  • 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.

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