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Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia
File:Channel NewsAsia logo (shape only).svg
CNA logo
Launched 1 March 1999 by Television Corporation of Singapore
12 February 2001 as Channel NewsAsia
Network Channel NewsAsia
Owned by MediaCorp
Picture format 576i 16:9 SDTV
1080i 16:9 HDTV
Slogan Providing Asian Perspectives (before 21 January 2013)
Understand Asia
Country Singapore
Language English
Broadcast area Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Japan, India, Korea and Papua NG
Headquarters Caldecott Broadcast Centre
Formerly called Television Corporation of Singapore
(1 March 1999—12 February 2001)
Replaced MediaCorp Pte Ltd
MediaCorp — Analogue (Singapore) Channel 32 (UHF 559.25 MHz)
MediaCorp — Digital (DVB-T)

Channel 38 (UHF 610MHz) [1] Multiplex carrying Mediacorp channels

MediaCorp — Digital (DVB-T2) Channel 27 (UHF 522MHz) (LCN 06)
AsiaSat 7 3706 MHz
Indovision Indonesia Channel 330
TVB Pay Vision Hong Kong Channel 90
Cignal Digital TV Philippines Channel 45
Astro Malaysia Channel 507
StarHub TV Singapore Channel 106/71 (SD)/Channel 184/242 (HD)
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 TV Hong Kong Channel 76
ABNXcess Malaysia Channel 293
Destiny Cable Philippines Channel 24 (Analog)
Channel 109 (Digital)
Singtel TV Singapore Channel 6 (HD) / 153 (HD)
HyppTV Malaysia Channel 411
DETV Malaysia Channel 122
now TV Hong Kong Channel 322
FetchTV Australia Channel 186
Streaming media
Live Streaming (International)
Live Streaming (Singapore)
  • Web stream at Toggle (Singapore only; requires Silverlight)
  • HLS stream for iOS (Low Quality)
  • HLS stream for iOS (High Quality)
  • Channel NewsAsia Singapore (abbreviated CNA) Singapore was established in March 1999 by MediaCorp, and is a Singaporean English language Asian cable television news agency and news channel. Positioned to “Understand Asia”, it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Channel NewsAsia brings viewers not only the latest news but also the stories behind the headlines. Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York City, Sydney, London and Dubai.

    Channel NewsAsia (International), was launched in September 2000. It is now viewed in 25 territories across Asia with its satellite footprint stretching across the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and Australia.

    Channel NewsAsia's other key business is the production of news and current affairs content in four languages, English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Tamil. This content is produced for MediaCorp's television and online platforms, such as mass entertainment Channels 5, 8, U, Suria and Vasantham. MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.

    Programmes and presenters

    Channel NewsAsia is an international news channel focusing primarily on Asian news, information and current affairs. Each of its news bulletins, called News Now, which runs in the day, Primetime World, and News Pulse which airs during late night hours after primetime programming, run for half-hour, starting at the top of the hour except for First Look Asia, the breakfast show which runs for three consecutive hours and midday show Asia Connect, Primetime Asia and Singapore Tonight, which run for one hour each. The bottom of the hour features documentaries, newsbites and also reruns of discussion shows like "Between the Lines" and "Talking Point". The channel now airs programmes 24 hours a day with some programmes, largely business reports, broadcast from the channel's new studios at the Marina Bay Financial Centre.

    Channel NewsAsia also airs live sports events such as horse racing derby.

    Channel NewsAsia also produces news and current affairs programmes for MediaCorp Channel 5, Channel 8, U, Suria and Vasantham.


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