Genre Update – News Channels

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Parent brand:

BBC Global News Ltd (BBC GNL)

Sub or sibling brands:, BBC Worldwide channels including- BBC Earth, BBC First and more Ownership in Asia:

BBC Global News Ltd (BBC GNL) Senior executive for Asia:

Yuji Watanabe, Managing Director, BBC World News Japan Alistair McEwan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Development, APAC David Weiland, Executive Vice President, Asia Naveen Jhunjhunwara, COO India Liz Corbin, Singapore Bureau Editor Channel description:

BBC World News is the leader in breaking global news. As the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster BBC World News has journalists in more places than any other international news broadcaster. Scheduling policy:

BBC World News runs news and feature programming on the weekend and throughout the week news bulletins on the hour every hour. Strand programmes feature during peak time weekday evenings. Distribution in Asia-Pacific:

There are 2 dedicated BBC World News feeds. One for Asia Pacific, one for South Asia Key carriage agreements in Asia:

BBC World News is available on all major operators across Asia Key tiers:

In most markets BBC World News is available on the News tier or with the basic package. On-line, VOD, SVOD or mobile deals:

4 flagship programmes from BBC World News are now available on the recently launched BBC Player in Singapore – HARDTalk, Click, Our World and The Travel Show Recent and upcoming developments:

BBC Player recently launched in Singapore featuring 4 of BBC World News’ flagship programmes. Upcoming shows:

BBC World News features 24hrs a day of international news, features and analysis from across the globe.



Parent brand:

MediaCorp Sub or sibling brands:

MediaCorp group: Channel 5, HD5, Channel 8, Channel U, okto, Suria, Vasantham, Toggle, 8i

Ownership in Asia:

MediaCorp Pte Ltd Senior executive for Asia:

Hidayah Ong, Head of MediaCorp’s News and Premier Segment

Channel description:

Channel NewsAsia is an Englishlanguage Asian TV News channel, established in March 1999 by Mediacorp. 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, Washington D.C, London and Brussels. The channel is complemented by an online presence at channelnewsasia. com, and social media services like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Channel NewsAsia (International) was launched in September 2000. It is now viewed in 28 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, Tamil and Chinese. This content is produced for Mediacorp’s television and online platforms.

Scheduling policy:

Channel NewsAsia presents a unique mix of news, current affairs and info-educational programmes, aiming to provide viewers an indepth understanding of Asia. News programmes air every top of the hour, anchored by flagship shows, First Look Asia, Asia Business First, Primetime Asia and Primetime World. The channel also presents a dedicated factual belt on weekdays comprising interview series, Conversation With and Power List Asia; business programme Money Mind, current affairs magazine programme, Insight, and award-winning acquired documentaries and series.

Recent and upcoming developments:

In 2016, Channel NewsAsia focuses on key areas to build on the channel’s strengths and provide the perspectives that will allow viewers to understand Asia better. News Channel NewsAsia brings viewers in-depth news coverage through its network of correspondents based in Asia as well as Europe and the US. With breaking news, the channel goes into extended coverage, such as the highly anticipated US Elections in November. Viewers can expect the latest news, ‘live’ reports as well as analysis on the long-term impact of these events on Asia. Its flagship business programme, Asia Business First, provides the full story on the business front. Analysis A series of programmes deliver high-level discussions and debates on significant issues affecting the region, such as Between the Lines. Viewers can also continue to get their weekly slate of current affairs analysis through the highly-rated Insight. Documentaries The channel is putting out over 20 hours of blue-chip documentaries, as well as a slate of award-winning investigative series, including Get Real, Undercover Asia, Danger Zone and Wild City. These programmes unearth the little-known issues affecting the Asian region and allow viewers to better understand the issues in and out of Asia.

Upcoming shows:

US Elections: What it Means for Asia From tensions over the South China Sea to keeping an eagle eye on North Korea’s nuclear moves, stability in the Asian region is intrinsically tied to the future of the US presidency. Will the next president continue with Barack Obama’s pivot to Asia? Or will the next US president turn inward towards domestic issues? This fourpart special lays out the issues the next US leader needs to focus on, in this part of the world. The Big Turnaround The best businessmen are mavericks at heart. They seek to reinvent themselves, their product and business operations in order to stand apart from the competition. The Big Turnaround looks at ten such SMEs that have rewritten the textbook, on surviving and thriving in uncertain times. Facing Dementia Facing Dementia looks at one of the most pressing social and medical issues of our time. By 2030, some 90,000 Singaporeans are projected to have dementia. This five-part series covers various aspects of this illness, from the diagnosis to treatment options, and debunks some of its misconceptions.


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