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MediaCorp Teletext

MediaCorp Teletext
Launched August 1, 1983 (1983-08-01)
Closed September 30, 2013 (2013-09-30)
Network MediaCorp TV
Owned by MediaCorp
Country Singapore
Language English
MediaCorp -
Analogue (PAL-B)
  • Channel 5
  • Channel 8
  • Channel NewsAsia

MediaCorp Teletext was a Singaporean teletext information service provided by MediaCorp. It was carried on MediaCorp's Channel 5, Channel 8 and Channel NewsAsia. On top of the standard information carried by most teletext providers, it also carried information unique to Singapore, such as COE and ERP rates, announcements from selected ministries in Singapore and lottery results.

The service was also accessible over the Internet since 1999 till its shutdown in 2013.


The service was launched on Channel 5 and Channel 8 on 1 August 1983, being the first teletext service in Asia. It was called SBCText when it was initially launched.[1] It was later expanded to Channel News Asia when the channel was launched on 1 March 1999.

Teletext Classifieds was shut down on 1 September 2012.

On 3 September 2013, MediaCorp announced that the service will be discontinued from 30 September 2013 due to “declining usage”.[2]


Teletext was provided on three MediaCorp channels, with each channel specialising in specific types of information. Teletext on Channel 5 specialised in entertainment and lifestyle information, Classifieds on Channel 8 and business information on Channel News Asia.

Channel Content (page series)
MediaCorp Channel 5
  • News (100s)
  • Financial News & Stocks (200s)
  • SGX (300s)
  • Information (500s)
  • Leisure (850s)
MediaCorp Channel 8
  • Classifieds (closed on 1 September 2012) (160s, 200s, 300s and 500s)
  • Vehicles (500s)
  • Leisure (850s)
Channel NewsAsia
  • News (100s)
  • Financial News & Stocks (200s)
  • SGX (300s)
  • Financial Information (450, 480 & 490)
  • Information (500s)
  • Leisure (850s)

Teletext Online

When the service was still online, the Teletext versions of all three channels were available for browsing via the Internet and features a nearly up-to-date version of the Teletext shown on television (delays might be up to 10 minutes). As with the Teletext on television, this service is now discontinued.


  1. ^ "Teletext Times". The Straits Times. 1983-07-23. 
  2. ^ "Teletext to end service". Channel News Asia. 2013-09-03. 

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