For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for MediaCorp Teletext.

MediaCorp Teletext

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

MediaCorp Teletext
NetworkMediaCorp TV
Launched1 August 1983; 38 years ago (1983-08-01)
Closed30 September 2013; 8 years ago (2013-09-30)
MediaCorp -
Analogue (PAL-B)
  • Channel 5
  • Channel 8
  • Channel NewsAsia

MediaCorp Teletext was a Singaporean teletext information service provided by MediaCorp. It was carried on MediaCorp's Channel 5, Channel 8 and Channel NewsAsia. On top of the standard information carried by most teletext providers, it also carried information unique to Singapore, such as COE and ERP rates, announcements from selected ministries in Singapore and lottery results.

The service was also accessible over the Internet since 1999 until its shutdown in 2013.


The service was launched on Channel 5 and Channel 8 on 1 August 1983, being the first teletext service in Asia. It was called SBCtext when it was initially launched.[1] It was later expanded to Channel News Asia when the channel was launched on 1 March 1999.

Teletext Classifieds was shut down on 1 September 2012.

On 3 September 2013, MediaCorp announced that the service will be discontinued from 30th of that month due to “declining usage”.[2]


Teletext was provided on three MediaCorp channels, with each channel specialising in specific types of information. Teletext on Channel 5 specialised in entertainment and lifestyle information, Classifieds on Channel 8 and business information on Channel News Asia.

Channel Content (page series)
MediaCorp Channel 5
  • News (100s)
  • Financial News & Stocks (200s)
  • SGX (300s)
  • Information (500s)
  • Leisure (850s)
MediaCorp Channel 8
  • Classifieds (closed on 1 September 2012) (160s, 200s, 300s and 500s)
  • Vehicles (500s)
  • Leisure (850s)
Channel NewsAsia
  • News (100s)
  • Financial News & Stocks (200s)
  • SGX (300s)
  • Financial Information (450, 480 & 490)
  • Information (500s)
  • Leisure (850s)

Teletext Online

When the service was still online, the Teletext versions of all three channels were available for browsing via the Internet and features a nearly up-to-date version of the Teletext shown on television (delays might be up to 10 minutes). As with the Teletext on television, this service is now discontinued.


  1. ^ "Teletext Times". The Straits Times. 1983-07-23. Archived from the original on 2013-09-03.
  2. ^ "Teletext to end service". Channel News Asia. 2013-09-03. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013.

{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
MediaCorp Teletext
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!

Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.