Updated: 12/06/2012 01:21

MediaCorp's free-to-air programmes to be offered to overseas viewers via Toggle



MediaCorp's free-to-air programmes to be offered to overseas viewers via Toggle

Overseas Singaporeans will be able to catch some free-to-air Singapore TV programmes from home by the middle of next year. 

The programmes will be made available through MediaCorp's Over-The-Top platform Toggle. 

Communications and Information Minister Yaacob Ibrahim made the announcement at the opening of the Asia TV Forum & Market. 

Toggle is an interactive service which integrates online and TV entertainment by delivering content to the subscribers' preferred devices. 

Currently, it can only be accessed from Singapore. 

Overseas Singaporeans will have to register for the service before they can view the programmes. 

Dr Yaacob noted that consumers are changing the way they access media content and services. 

"With Toggle, you can have online access to MediaCorp's content from the seven Free-to-Air channels, rights permitting. Local content, such as news and dramas, is available on demand just six hours after telecast and for at least a month, so you can now share your favourite reports and programmes with your family and friends. Furthermore, national events such as Chingay and the National Day Parade will be streamed live, thereby keeping Singaporeans, especially those abroad, closer to developments at home."

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