About Channel NewsAsia
About Channel NewsAsia
Channel NewsAsia was established in March 1999 by Mediacorp and is an English-language Asian TV news channel. Positioned to "Understand Asia", it reports on global developments with Asian perspectives. Channel NewsAsia brings viewers not only the latest news but also the stories behind the headlines.
Based in Singapore, it has correspondents in major Asian cities and key Western ones, including New York, Washington DC, London and Brussels.
The TV news channel is complemented by an online presence at channelnewsasia.com, and social media services like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Channel NewsAsia's other key business is the production of news and current affairs content in four languages: English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese. This content is produced for Mediacorp's television and online platforms, such as mass entertainment channels 5, 8 and U, and niche language channels, Suria and Vasantham.
Mediacorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and transmedia platform, operating seven TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including Channel NewsAsia (CNA), Singapore's most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 99% of Singaporeans in all four languages, and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA and its entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.
Mediacorp’s investments include stakes in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation. The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN and 99.co to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.
Mediacorp has been recognised with industry accolades including New York Festivals, World Media Festivals and PromaxBDA (World & Asia).
For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.
Channel NewsAsia's symbol reads as a single red letter "A" in order to heighten the word "Asia" in its name.
Both the letter-form and the space within it have been reshaped to form a delta, the symbol for change that aims to capture the profound nature of the channel's business of capturing change, particularly within Asia.
Lowering the crossbar of the “A” to sit at its base creates a unique and distinctive “A”. This gives the impression of it rising from the horizon of its base, reflecting in abstraction an emerging Asia.
Red was chosen as the symbol's colour because it is striking and bold. Red is also considered an auspicious colour in many Asian cultures.
Each letter of the channel’s trademark name has been custom-drawn to complete the signature’s exclusive design.
The name Channel NewsAsia is in black. Black is strong, definitive, for-the-record. It is an apt colour for the name of a channel of record.
What We Believe
Viewers today are overloaded by information. Often, what they need is not just news, but understanding. Not just events of the moment, but issues which affect their lives. Not just headlines, but the bottom line. Not just another perspective from a distance, but insights from the inside.
With correspondents based in major cities throughout the region, Channel NewsAsia is created for Asians by Asians.
Channel NewsAsia can be viewed in 29 territories across Asia with a satellite footprint across the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and Australia. The channel is available at select hotels across Asia and is complemented by a website at channelnewsasia.com and social media services like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.