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Mediacorp introduces dedicated Toggle channel for e-sports coverage at SEA Games

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By Dani Gibson | Senior Writer

November 28, 2019 | 3 min read

It’s time to celebrate Team Singapore as Mediacorp adds a dedicated Toggle channel, offering live coverage of e-sports events at the 30th SEA Games.

For the first time, e-sports, a form of competition sports using video games, will be a medal event at the multi-sport competition sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee. Twenty e-sports athletes will represent Singapore in six events at the upcoming games.

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Mediacorp introduces dedicated Toggle channel for e-sports coverage at SEA Games

Mediacorp is set to deliver more choice to fans with coverage on multiple platforms through its digital entertainment service. The livestream is in addition to the three dedicated channels available on Toggle, providing the widespread coverage of the Games for local viewers including selected sports and daily highlights on Channel 5 and curated content on Toggle’s YouTube channel.

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Irene Lim, chief customer officer, Mediacorp said: "As Singapore’s national media network and the Official Media Network of the thirtieth SEA Games, Mediacorp is committed to ensuring that viewers enjoy comprehensive coverage of the SEA Games.

"Alongside the live coverage, our editorial teams will be providing insightful news reports and stories of Philippines 2019. We’re especially excited about covering Team Singapore’s participation extensively and rallying the nation behind their endeavours.”

With a combined digital and linear platform strategy, Mediacorp has seen steady growth its audiences for major sporting events in the past few years.

Last month also saw gaming giant, Razor, committing $10m SGD in funding to the platform’s development in Singapore over the next 12 months. This funding will also go, in part, to Team Singapore.

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