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|Launched||19 October 2008|
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
|Slogan||It's ok to have fun|
|Headquarters||Mediacorp Campus, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 33|
Channel 25 (Analog)|
Channel 108 (HD)
|Singtel TV||Channel 8 (HD)|
Channel 8 was launched on 1 September 1995, including Tamil-language programming on its schedule. Premiere 12 was launched to include children's TV series (mainly for a preschooler audience) and sports coverage. Premiere 12 later included Tamil-language series and was rebranded as Central, on 30 January 2000.
Central's programming schedule was composed of three timeshared channels: Kids Central, focused on kids' programming; Vasantham Central, a Tamil-language programming block; and Arts Central centred on cultural programming.
On 19 October 2008, Central was dissolved. Vasantham Central on-air time was extended to form Vasantham, an independent channel focused on the Indian community of Singapore, as announced in January 2008 by the Parliament. Meanwhile, Kids Central and Arts Central were merged into a single channel named Okto, which took Channel i's frequency.
Okto mostly airs English language-produced series with selected shows being broadcast in their original language. The channel's programming consists of kids TV series, documentaries, lifestyle, news, current affairs, anime, and art performances.
In June 2014, Sports on Okto was introduced which shows sporting events live as well as recorded and delayed coverage. Events such as 2014 FIFA World Cup (opening match, 2 semi-finals & final), 2014 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Summer Youth Olympics, 2014 Asian Games and 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup have been broadcast on the channel. As Singapore hosted this year's SEA Games, Okto took the full coverage of the games live, and in HD for the first time, including the Opening & Closing ceremonies and the daily highlights.