Local Upsize on MediaCorp’s new Channel 5

Singapore’s new Channel 5 will bring to viewers new programming, increased local content and combination of established and new talent.


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Singapore – Come January 2015, viewers can expect a fresh “Local Upsize” line up on the new Channel 5 that will celebrate the Singapore identity and connect more closely with Singapore families than ever. A flagship MediaCorp free-to-air channel, Channel 5 aims to be the number one English channel of choice for all Singaporeans by increasing local content across genres. Viewers can expect more quality local productions, from drama, variety, comedy, current affairs to infotainment and telemovies. Catering to viewers’ dynamic lifestyles and viewing preferences, the re-launched Channel 5 will target viewers from all ages and walks of life.

Key changes to the channel will include:

• Increase in local productions with greater relevance and engagement with viewers

• Launch of The 5 Show – a daily topical magazine programme every weeknight that will discuss issues close to the hearts of Singaporeans

• News 5 will move to a more accessible time at 9pm, presented by Otelli Edwards

• Continual development of local talent as Channel 5 goes on a search for the next biggest star in a new reality series The 5 Search

• Introduction of a long-running local serial drama for the first time on Channel 5. Launching in mid-2015, it will feature local and regional artistes and weave in social issues relevant to all

• Increase in local current affairs and Infotainment shows that will get viewers thinking and talking about the hottest topics in Singapore like On The Red Dot, Talking Point, Common Cents and Body & Soul through more engaging formats



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