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MediaCorp okto
Okto.png
okto logo
Launched 19 October 2008
Network MediaCorp
Owned by MediaCorp
Picture format PAL 576i (SDTV) 4:3
Slogan Going further to bring you closer.
Country Singapore Singapore
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Bestway Building
Formerly called Central
Website okto.sg
Availability
Terrestrial
MediaCorp Channel 30 (UHF 543.25MHz)
Cable
StarHub TV Channel 8
MediaCorp (via SCV TV socket) Channel 25 (UHF 503.25MHz)
IPTV
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.

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History

The idea of a new channel came in March 2008, when the Parliament of Singapore decided to expand the Tamil-language Vasantham Central into a standalone Tamil-language channel.[1]

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.

Programming

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.[citation needed] 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.

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oktoDAY

oktoDAY replaces Kids Central, and generally has kids programmes.

Transmission Hours:

  • Mon to Fri: 9am to 9pm
  • Sat to Sun: 9am to 7pm

Website: oktoDAY

oktoNITE

oktoNITE replaces Arts Central, and has more programmes for adults.

Transmission Hours:

  • Mon to Fri: 9pm to 12am
  • Sat to Sun: 7pm to 12am

Website: oktoNITE

Others Related to Okto

okto@the movies

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.

TV Guide

Time (SST) Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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
1530 Watch Eat!
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
2230
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
2430
2400 Get Ed The Movie (Channel Premiere) Pucca Marathon
2430 Good Morning okto....

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