CNA, which is an acronym derived from its previous name, Channel NewsAsia,is a Singaporean multinational news channel owned by the country’s national public broadcaster Mediacorp. It broadcasts free-to-air domestically in Singapore and as a pay television channel internationally to 29 territories across the Asia-Pacific.
The network has been positioned as an alternative to Western-based international media in its presentation of news from “an Asian perspective”.It is run by Mediacorp News Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Singapore’s media conglomerate Mediacorp Pte Ltd.
Alongside its main focus as an English-language news television channel, CNA also broadcasts and produces news and current affairs content in Singapore’s other official languages: Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Content is produced for Mediacorp’s online platforms, with news bulletins made for and shown on the company’s mass entertainment channels Suria, Channel 5, Channel U, Channel 8 and Vasantham in their respective languages.
CNA provides news broadcasts through its own domestic radio station. It also provides live streaming of world news through its official online portal, and its social media presence through Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter as well as apps for tablets and mobile devices to allow viewers to access content at any time.