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Watch SEA Games 2015 in HD

The Straits Times | Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

The countdown to the SEA Games 2015 began with the naming of the largest sponsor so far, a walk-a-jog, fireworks and laser display.

Mr Lee Yat Cheong asked MediaCorp why the Commonwealth Games were not shown on a high definition (HD) channel like HD5 ("Show sports events in HD"; last Friday).

We thank him for his comments and questions.

This year, MediaCorp undertook an initiative to bring its sports content together on one primary channel, Okto.

Viewers who care passionately about sports know exactly which channel to turn to for the most exciting sporting action, and tuned in to Okto to watch the Commonwealth Games, S-League, World Club 10s Rugby and key matches of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

MediaCorp takes its responsibility to meet public expectations very seriously.

Apart from the linear coverage on Okto, MediaCorp provided live coverage of the Commonwealth Games via its over-the-top service, Toggle, where viewers can stream events online, on mobile devices and on smart TVs.

MediaCorp's daily highlights show, Today At The Games, included special reports of Team Singapore's participation and achievements. Mr Lee asked if future events such as the Olympic Games will be available for viewing in HD.

We are working towards broadcasting Okto in HD next year, in time for the 2015 SEA Games and definitely before the next Olympic Games.

Bernard Lim

Managing Director,

Television MediaCorp

This article was published on Aug 4 in The Straits Times.


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