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SPH MediaWorks Channel U (优频道, yōu píndào), commonly known as Channel U, is a defunct Singapore Mandarin language terrestrial television station channel in Singapore. The television channel began broadcasting on 6 May 2001 and ceased operations on 1 January 2005 after it changed ownership. As a result of a merger with MediaCorp the channel is now run by MediaCorp TV under the name Channel U.

Although initially having to rely largely on imported content, the channel later introduced well-received programming. Despite the limited size of its talent base the channel managed to receive ratings equal to or exceeding that of MediaCorp TV Channel 8 before its transfer to MediaCorp.Template:Citation needed It is broadcast from Level 7 in Singapore Press Holdings at 82 Genting Lane in Tanjong Pagar, in the Central Region.

Channel U currently broadcasts via VHF (Very High Frequency), which located on VHF channel 28 in the Singapore. However, a weak UHF (Ultra High Frequency) signal is also receivable and also available over the StarHub TV a subscription-based pay television platform on channel 103.

Channel U under its former broadcaster, SPH MediaWorks, broadcast every Monday-Saturday starting 10am and Sundays starting 9:30am and closed down at 2:15am.

NewscastersEdit

  • Zhang Hai Jie (张海洁)
  • Wang Yanqing
  • Evelyn Tan
  • Zhou Huimin

ActorsEdit

ProgrammesEdit

Current affairsEdit

DramasEdit

VarietyEdit

SpecialsEdit

Closing nightEdit

On 1 January 2005, SPH Mediaworks Channel U ceased operations and was renamed MediaCorp TV Channel U.

While its sister channel, SPH MediaWorks Channel i, were broadcasting farewell programs, SPH MediaWorks Channel U chose to opt out and air its own final programme titled station ident, clock ident and startly the Channel U News at 10, a retrospective of SPH MediaWorks programming presented by Wang Yanqing (王嬿青) and Zhang Haijie (张海洁) pre-recorded in front of a studio audience earlier in the day.[1][2]

After the News, SPH Mediaworks Channel U broadcast its final station ident and the National Anthem. It became MediaCorp TV Channel U.

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

Template:Chinese-language television in Southeast Asia Template:Singapore Press Holdings

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