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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.

SBC 12

1984-1991

SBC 12 1984

1991-1994

SBC12 logo

Channel 12

1994-1995

Channel 12 logo

Premiere 12

1995–2000

Premiere 12
Premiere1


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

Kids Central

2000–2005

Mediacorp kids central logo

2005–2008

KidsCentralLogo
KC 2005

2008

KidsCentralGreen

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

Arts Central

2000–2008

Mediacorp arts central logo

Okto

2008–2019

Okto

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

Okto on 5 2019

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

Programming blocks

A-Ok (Arts on Okto)

2011–2017

Okto A-OK


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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

Oktots

Okto Jr.

2017–2019

Oktojr

Sports on Okto

2014–2017

Sports on Okto

oktoSports

2017–2019

Oktosports


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