National School Games On Starhub Supersports Arena Gives Young Singaporeans Sporting Talents Greater
National School Games On Starhub Supersports Arena Gives Young Singaporeans Sporting Talents Greater Exposure
Singapore, 1 April 2010 - The Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and StarHub have collaborated to broadcast the National School Games (NSG) on StarHub’s latest 24-hour sports channel, SuperSports Arena, available free to all StarHub TV customers. This marks an exciting collaboration to bring school sports onto a dedicated sports channel on the cable television network.
Under this collaboration, highlights from the NSG 2010 will be broadcast by StarHub in a 13-half-hour episode series and a one-hour ‘Best of NSG 2010’ special highlight. This weekly prime-time magazine show will cover almost all of the 27 sports contested in the three age divisions in secondary schools and junior colleges from the quarter-finals onwards. The programme will include highlights, interviews and results of the various competitions. The sports to be featured include football, basketball, table tennis, athletics, swimming and badminton.
The broadcast on every Thursday at 8pm will begin on 1 April 2010. The repeat broadcast will be on every Sunday at 11.30am, with a marathon broadcast scheduled over the first weekend of July 2010. A weekly online broadcast will commence on the Monday following the first broadcast on 1 April 2010, and may be viewed at www.slinghd.com.
The NSG is the umbrella of the National Inter-School Championships for the 27 sports in the Singapore Schools Sports Council’s (SSSC) Sporting Calendar. 33,000 student athletes from 183 schools will be competing for 162 national championship titles. The NSG is one of Singapore’s premier youth sporting events, and will also involve 2,500 sports officials, 1,900 school officials, 250 organisers and 18 sports advisors.
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About Singapore Sports Council
Formed in 1973, the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) is tasked with developing a holistic sports culture for the nation. The SSC creates opportunities for people to excel in sports; opportunities for people to be engaged in sports as, coaches, officials, volunteers or fans; and opportunities for people to do business in sports as sponsors and investors. The SSC has changed the way Singaporeans view and participate in sports. Through sports, we now have an enhanced national identity thanks to our sports participation programmes; greater national pride as a result of high performance results at international and regional games; and more diversified economic stability through our vibrant sports industry initiatives.
To find out more, visit our website www.sportsingapore.gov.sg
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About the Ministry of Education, Singapore
The Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) formulates and implements education policies and programmes in consultation with its stakeholders. These policies and programmes aim to help all students discover their talents, realise their potential, and develop a passion for learning that lasts through life. MOE also oversees the development and management of the Government and Government-aided primary schools, secondary schools and junior colleges. Please visit www.moe.gov.sg for more information.
About Singapore Schools Sports Council
The Singapore Schools Sports Council (SSSC) started in 1959 and comes under the administration of the Ministry of Education. It is a Council of principals who actively work to promote and develop sports in schools. The council oversees a vibrant sports competition framework that caters to 27 sports and provides opportunities for development and recognition for our young sporting talents in schools. In addition, SSSC also provides development pathways for our young school athletes by providing them with the necessary exposure to competitions that would up their level of play. Today, the Council plays an increasingly important role in the current education landscape which emphasizes holistic education, of which, sports is an important component.
To find out more, visit our website nsg.moe.edu.sg/sssc/index.
StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communication company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates Singapore’s fastest two-way HSPA+ mobile network that delivers up to 21Mbps for downlink to complement its nation-wide GSM network, and an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel cable TV services (including High Definition Television and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub also operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services.
Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MCSI Singapore Free Index.