Vasantham (TV channel)

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Vasantham logo.jpg
Launched19 October 2008; 10 years ago (2008-10-19)
NetworkMediacorp TV12
Owned byMediacorp
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganNaalthorum Navarasam
Broadcast areaSingapore
HeadquartersMediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
Sister channel(s)Channel 5
Channel 8
Channel U
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 31 (HD)
StarHub TVChannel 105 (HD)
Singtel TVChannel 5 (HD)

Vasantham is a Singaporean free-to-air television channel that is owned by Mediacorp. The network is focused towards the Singaporean Indian community in the country. It was originally launched on 1 September 1995 as Premiere 12. Tamil programming was included on 30 January 2000 when the channel was rebranded as Central, and was later rebranded again as an independent Tamil-language channel on 19 October 2008.


Tamil programming was originally shown on Channel 8 from its launch on 23 November 1963 until 1 September 1995, when it became a Mandarin-language channel, along with the launch of Premiere 12. With the rebrand of Channel 12 to Prime 12, Tamil-language programming was moved from channel 8. On 30 January 2000, it was later transferred to Premiere 12, as Prime 12 was rebranded as Suria and became a standalone Malay-language channel. Premiere 12 was renamed Central.

On 19 October 2008, Vasantham started broadcasting as an independent Tamil-language network focused on the Indian community living in Singapore.


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