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Okto is one of three English-language TV channels run by Singapore’s terrestrial broadcaster Mediacorp, the other two being flagship channel Channel 5 and news channel CNA. Okto shows mostly children’s programming, with some sports shows.

Okto ceased transmission on May 1, 2019 and merged into Channel 5, with all kids’ shows moving to 5 under the programming block Okto on 5. On February 6, 2021, the brand is integrated on Channel 8 for Chinese-language audiences.

SBC 12

1984-1991

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1991-1993

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Channel 12

1994-1995

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On New Year's Day 1994, Channel 12 officially grand relaunching to revamp the channel logo and slogan for a new look "Something Special".

Premiere 12

1995–2000

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In 1995, Malay and Tamil programming had moved to the newly-launched Prime 12 channel.

Kids Central

2000–2005

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2005–2008

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2008

Used when the programming block had a slogan of "DWUW"(Do What U Want).

Arts Central

2000–2008

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Okto

2008–2019

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On 19 October 2008, Central underwent a restructure. Kids Central and Arts Central were renamed to Okto, while Vasantham Central became an independent, full-fledged Tamil-language channel called Vasantham.

Okto, as a tv channel, closed down on 1 May 2019 and merged into Channel 5, with all kids’ shows moving to 5.

Okto on 5

2019-present

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Beginning on May 1, 2019, Okto was integrated into Channel 5 as a programming block.

Okto on 8

2021-present

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Programming blocks

A-Ok (Arts on Okto)

2011–2017

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In 2011, the nighttime programme timeslot from 10pm until closedown on Okto was named A-Ok (Arts on Okto). The stylized "A" is a variation of the "A" in the former Arts Central logo. It was discontinued from April 2017 in favour of Okto Sports. With this repositioning, arts programmes on okto have moved to the 3 free-to-air (FTA) language channels - Channel 5Suria and Vasantham.

OkTots

2009–2017

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Okto Jr.

2017–2019

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Sports on Okto

2014–2017

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oktoSports

2017–2019

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