ntv7 and 8TV Mandarin news slots to be merged

  • TV
  • Wednesday, 03 Jun 2020

Mandarin News anchors on 8TV's Mandarin News and Mid-day Mandarin News. photo: handout

Starting June 8, ntv7’s Mandarin 7 will be discontinued while 8TV Mandarin News will be extended to a one-hour programme, from 8pm to 9pm every night.

To further optimise the news content and integrate resources, ntv7’s Mandarin 7, which originally aired at 5pm, will merge with 8TV’s Mandarin News, which is broadcast at 8pm.

The merger is in accordance with the goal of manpower consolidation as advised by the Ministry of Information.

Also, 8TV's Mandarin News will be extended to one hour, while ntv7's Mandarin 7 will be discontinued on the same day (June 8).

8TV Mandarin News has achieved a daily rating of over one million views during the movement control order (MCO), and reached 1.2 million views on May 6, a record high.

In the future, 8TV Mandarin News aims to add current affairs and financial issues to its content.

This brand-new 8TV Mandarin News not only covers the most immediate domestic and international news, but also includes a financial unit. Other new areas include: Interviews with Chinese Tycoon Series and Entrepreneurship for SMEs.

In order to boost interaction with the audience, 8TV Mandarin News will also add a Facebook voting link, to enable viewers to participate in voting and to express their opinions on the hot topics of the day.

The following is the latest schedule of 8TV’s Mandarin News slots: 8TV Midday Mandarin News (30 minutes) from 12:30 noon to 1pm; and 8TV Mandarin News (1 hour) from 8pm to 9pm.

Viewers may also watch 8TV Mandarin News via Facebook, Youtube or tonton app.

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