|Launched||19 October 2008|
|Picture format||PAL 576i (SDTV) 4:3|
|Slogan||Going further to bring you closer.|
|MediaCorp||Channel 30 (UHF 543.25MHz)|
|StarHub TV||Channel 8|
|MediaCorp (via SCV TV socket)||Channel 25 (UHF 503.25MHz)|
|mio TV||Channel 8|
okto is a television channel in Singapore, managed by MediaCorp, which was officially launched on 19 October 2008, hence replacing the Kids Central and Arts Central brands as oktoDAY and oktoNITE respectively. With the increased amount of broadcast time, the channel broadens the scope of Kids Central and Arts Central by offering more content for its viewers. okto resembles Premiere 12 which became defunct in 1 January 1998.
The word "okto" means '8' in Greek. To reflect this, both StarHub TV and SingTel mio TV carry this channel as Channel '8' (take note that this channel shouldn't be confused with MediaCorp Channel 8, which is Media Corp's main Mandarin-language channel). The channel is also available on UHF 543.25MHz (master TV antenna) or UHF 503.25MHz (SCV TV sockets).
Transmission hours are from 9 am to 12 midnight daily.
The result was a split of the Central channel, where Kids Central and Arts Central became okto on the frequency originally occupied by the now defunct SPH MediaWorks Channel i and Vasantham Central was replaced by Vasantham, still on the same frequency as the old Central channel.
They also show Kids movies (Okto@themovies) on prime time Fridays.
okto is predominantly an English channel with selected programmes in the language of the country of origin. The programming on the channel is similar to Kids and Arts Central, with preschool and children programs in the day and documentaries; lifestyle, anime and art performances in the evening.
okto aims to be a one-stop channel that will enrich, engage and entertain, offering some of the best local and international programmes for the Singaporean viewers. The channel has a special focus on the kids and arts communities and on User Generated Content (UGC), enabling them to participate, grow and be an integral part of the channel.
oktoDAY replaces Kids Central, and generally has kids programmes.
oktoNITE replaces Arts Central, and has more programmes for adults.
Okto @ the movies is simply okto showing some movies. The movies are random and you can find out which movie they will be playing at oktoDAY and oktoNITE's Websites respectively. Most movies are shown on Saturdays and Sundays.
|0900||Dora The Explorer||Bakukyu Hit! Crash B-Daman||Mix Master King Of Cards|
|0930||Pocoyo||Future Is Wild||Team Galaxy|
|1000||Lunar Jim||Pokémon: DP Battle Dimension||Dinosaur King D-Kids Adventures|
|1030||Zigby||Power Rangers Jungle Fury||Jackie Chan Adventures|
|1100||Wiggle & Learn||Bakugan Battle Brawlers||Mandy And Her Mighty Adventures 3|
|1130||Postman Pat||Spongebob Squarepants||Spell Cast 2 (encore)|
|1200||The Wot Wots||Why Not? (Encore)||oktoriginal : Cafe 13|
|1230||Dibo The Gift Dragon||Record Breakers - Singapore Edition||oktoriginal: The Band|
|1300||Guess With Jess||Curious George||Future Is Wild||Splash!|
|1330||Zigby (encore of morning)||Arthur 11 (TV series)||Land Before Time|
|1400||Wiggle & Learn (encore of morning)||Bindi The Jungle Girl||Ryukendo|
|1430||Postman Pat (encore of morning)|
|1500||In Our House||High On A Hill||Einstien's Tingkat||7th Circo Massimo|
|1600||Cows & Crayon||Ryukendo||Dark Oracle|
|1630||R.E.M - The Next Generation||Life With Derek|
|1700||Micheala's Wildlife Challenge||Amazing Animal Videos||oktoriginal: Cafe 13 (encore)|
|1730||Sea Princess||Spell Cast 2 (encore)|
|1800||Ruby Gloom||Little Coach||GX5|
|1830||Mix Master King Of Cards||Spell Cast 2 (encore)||oktoLive 2!||KNOCKOUT (encore)||Ubin Boy|
|1900||Totally Spies||okto@TheMovies: Peter Pan (encore)||Performance||Performance|
|1930||Ben 10: Alien Force|
|2000||Mr Bean: The Animated Series||Teen Titans||Suite Life Of Zack & Cody||Hannah Montana|
|2030||WEWW: KNOCKOUT||WEWW: Why Not?||Deadly 60||WEWW: Finger Tips|
|2100||Food Nation||Bizarre Animal||World's Deadliest Animal||Food Safari||Samantha Brown: Passport To Europe|
|2130||Brink||World Cafe Asia|
|2200||Documentary:World's Oldest Conjoined Twins||Documentary: How Stuff Works||Documentary: Rogue Nature||Documentary : Flavours For Life||Documentary: Banged Up Abroad||Sunday FilmArt: Love & Honour|
|2300||Bandwidth||Incredible Living Space||Cooking In The Dangerous Zone||Food Safari||Monster||Random Acts|
|2330||Threads||Design Life||Martin Yan's China||World Café Asia|
|2400||Get Ed The Movie (Channel Premiere)||Pucca Marathon|
|2430||Good Morning okto....|