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Television Corporation of Singapore

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Country  Singapore
Availability  Nationwide
Founded  1994
First air date  1 October 1994
Launch date  1 October 1994
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Type  Public Broadcasting Department of Singapore Ministry of Information television
Broadcast area  Singapore Johor, Malaysia Riau Islands Province, Indonesia
Parent organization  Mediacorp (SIM Group of Companies)

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Television Corporation of Singapore (Abbreviation: TCS; Singapore Mandarin: 新加坡电视机构 (Abbreviation: 新视); Malaysian: Perbadanan Televisyen Singapura; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் தொலைக்காட்சிக் கழகம்) was a television broadcasting services in the then-monopolised media industry in Singapore. TCS existed from 1 October 1994 to 11 February 2001; predecessor of MediaCorp Radio successor of the television broadcasting arm of the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) was privatised on 1 October 1994 in Singapore into three individual companies, one of which was Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12). TCS subsequently underwent a group restructuring of subsidiaries by Singapore International Media (SIM Group of Companies) on 12 February 2001 to becoming MediaCorp TV.

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Television Corporation of Singapore (1994–2001)

The Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) was privatised on 1 October 1994, and SBC's operations were split into 3 individual companies under the Singapore International Media (SIM Group of Companies) banner. Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS), Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) and Singapore Television Twelve (STV12) took over SBC's television-broadcasting operations and Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) took over SBC's radio-broadcasting operations.

On 1 September 1995 at midnight, TCS 8 became the first channel in Singapore to broadcast 24 hours a day, while TCS 5 commenced its 24-hour broadcasts on 30 September, almost 5 weeks later, leaving Singapore Television Twelve to continue closing down at night.

Malay and Tamil programmes (previously aired on TCS 5 and TCS 8, respectively) were moved to Channel 12 such as: Prime 12 (later Suria) and Premiere 12 (later Central) programming.

MediaCorp TV (2001–present)

The SIM Group of Companies was restructured Media Corporation of Singapore (MediaCorp Singapore) on 1 January 1999 and TCS subsequently became MediaCorp TV on 12 February 2001.

Milestones

Before 1 October 1994, Television Corporation of Singapore and Radio Corporation of Singapore was formerly known as:

  • Television Singapore (16 February 1963 – 30 December 1963)
  • Television Malaysia (Singapore) (31 December 1963 – 8 August 1965)
  • Radio and Television of Singapore (RTS, 9 August 1965 – 31 January 1980)
  • Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC, 1 February 1980 – 30 September 1994)
  • 1 October 1994 – 26 September 1995

    1. TCS 5/第五波道 (VHF on Channel 5) – Both English Station (also known as Fifth Frequency, currently TCS 5 and 120 kW ERP).
    2. TCS 8/第八波道 (VHF on Channel 8) – Both Mandarin and Tamil Station (also known as Eighth Frequency, currently TCS 8 and 120 kW ERP).

    27 September 1995 – 11 February 2001

    1. TCS 5/第五波道 (VHF on Channel 5) – Both 24-hour in daily of English Station (also known as Fifth Frequency, currently TCS 5 and 120 kW ERP).
    2. TCS 8/第八波道 (VHF on Channel 8) – Both 24-hour in daily of Mandarin Station (also known as Eighth Frequency, currently TCS 8 and 120 kW ERP).

    References

    Television Corporation of Singapore Wikipedia


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