Channel U (Singaporean TV channel)

Channel U (marketed as U頻道, formerly named 优频道) is a Singaporean free-to-air television channel owned by Mediacorp. It was launched on 6 May 2001 by SPH MediaWorks. On 1 January 2005, the channel was transferred to Mediacorp after a merger between SPH MediaWorks and Mediacorp.[1] Its logo is a turquoise letter "U" in bold beside the Mediacorp "M" logo.

Channel U
Broadcast areaSingapore
Malaysia (Johor)
Indonesia (Riau Islands)
NetworkSPH MediaWorks (2001–2005)
Mediacorp (2005–present)
HeadquartersMediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507
Language(s)Chinese dialects (e.g. Mandarin)
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerMediacorp Pte Ltd
Sister channels
Launched6 May 2001 (2001-05-06)
WebsiteOfficial Site
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 33 (HD)
myFreeviewChannel 7 (HD) (Johor only)
Streaming media
meWATCHAvailable on meWATCH website or mobile app
(Singapore only)

The channel's programming consists of Chinese-language series and shows produced locally and imported from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand as well as Korean-language series provided by KBS, MBC and SBS. Channel U's programming is available subtitled in local languages on optional subtitle tracks, and dual-language option (Mandarin and Korean/Thai) is available for Korean-language and Thai language programs.

Transmission Hours

After 18 February 2002: 18:30-23:30

After 22 June 2004: 18:30-23:50

After 1 January 2005: 17:00-00:30

After 16 June 2005: 17:00-01:30

After 18 September 2008: 15:00-02:30

After 19 January 2009: 13:30-02:30

After 31 December 2010: 10:00-02:30

See also


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