Suria (TV Channel)
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Suria TV Channel

Suria
Mediacorp Suria logo.jpg
Launched30 January 2000; 19 years ago (2000-01-30)
NetworkMediacorp TV12
Owned byMediacorp
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganSinar bersama anda
CountrySingapore
LanguageMalay
Broadcast areaSingapore
HeadquartersMediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
Sister channel(s)Channel 5
Channel 8
Channel U
Vasantham
CNA
WebsiteSuria
Availability
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 29 (HD)
Cable
StarHub TVChannel 104 (HD)
IPTV
Singtel TVChannel 4 (HD)

Suria (Malay for Sun) is a Singaporean free-to-air channel owned by Mediacorp. The channel broadcasts popular Malay television series, either originally produced by Mediacorp or imported from Malaysia.

History

The channel was launched as Channel 12 on 31 January 1984 with cultural programming on its line-up. The channel aired some sports events such as the Summer and Winter Olympics, Asian Games, SEA Games, Commonwealth Games, FIFA World Cup, European Cup and the English Premier League.

On 1 January 1994, Channel 12 started airing Malay-language series transferred from Channel 5. On 1 October 1994, the Singaporean Broadcasting Corporation was dissolved and Television Twelve took over the television station. On 1 September 1995, Channel 12 was renamed Prime 12 to match with the launch of its sister channel Premiere 12. Tamil-language programmes from channel 8 were transferred to Prime 12.

As a standalone channel

On 30 January 2000, Prime 12 was renamed Suria, becoming a standalone Malay channel as it is today. At the same time, Tamil programmes were transferred to Premiere 12, resulting to be renamed Central.

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