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MediaCorp to relocate to Mediapolis@one-north

Singapore, 8 December 2010 - MediaCorp, Singapore's national broadcaster and leading media company will be moving from its present Caldecott Hill premises to Mediapolis, Singapore's first digital media hub located at one-north. 

MediaCorp had, in 2006, announced its move to a site in Bukit Batok but the plan was shelved due to high construction costs and the onset of the economic crisis. In light of the global economic recovery and advent of new options, the move to a new campus regained traction.

MediaCorp will be a major player and an anchor tenant at Mediapolis, occupying 1.5 hectares of land area with an estimated Gross Floor Area of 79,500 sq m. While the design of the new complex has yet to be decided, the infrastructure will be high-rise in nature with the television studios and theatres located on the lower floors. 

Mr Lucas Chow, MediaCorp CEO, says, "The 19-hectare Mediapolis was designed to be the media focal point for Singapore and MediaCorp is proud to be a pioneer and an anchor tenant in this exciting development. There are significant benefits for MediaCorp to relocate to Mediapolis and we look forward to playing a catalytic role in attracting new and foreign media players to Mediapolis. As Southeast Asia's largest producer of English and Mandarin content MediaCorp can play a queen bee role and generate a consistent and significant pipeline of projects for service providers. The entire value chain can be built organically which will, in turn, sustain the Mediapolis ecosystem comprising media and media-related companies".

Mr Aubeck Kam, Media Development Authority CEO, says, "When fully completed by 2020, Mediapolis@one-north will have state-of-the-art media facilities capable of supporting the entire media eco-system from production, financing, distribution to trade. MediaCorp's relocation will allow the company to leverage on the advanced infrastructure of Mediapolis@one-north to deliver content in more exciting ways and beyond TV as we know it today,"

"JTC is delighted that MediaCorp has chosen Mediapolis as their new home. Master-planned and developed by JTC, Mediapolis@one-north is positioned to be the key location for media-related activities in Singapore” says Mr Manohar Khiatani, JTC's CEO. "We are confident that MediaCorp will benefit from being located at Mediapolis. At the same time, MediaCorp's presence will substantially strengthen the media ecosystem at Mediapolis and help propel Singapore's media industry to the next level of growth."

The move to Mediapolis will be in phases and is expected to be completed by mid-2015, subject to the relevant regulatory approvals.

Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp 
For more information, please contact:

Clarence Pong
Head, Corporate Communications and Marketing
MediaCorp Pte Ltd
Tel : (65) 6350 3343
Fax : (65) 6251 5628
E-mail : clarencepong@mediacorp.com.sg


About MediaCorp

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies, digital and out-of-home media.

It pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with the broadcast of Radio in 1936 and Television in 1963. Today, MediaCorp has over 50 products and brands in four languages (English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil), reaching out to all adults in Singapore every week. 

Our industry firsts include the Digital Video Broadcast technology for outdoor digital television, and Asia’s first Digital Audio Broadcast radio service. Initiatives in the digital space include online classifieds, Internet TV-on-demand and High Definition TV broadcast. 

MediaCorp is an active regional player through co-productions in TV dramas and movies, magazines publishing, as well as Channel NewsAsia International, one of the first Asian-owned English news channels.

Our financial and strategic relationships in the region since 2007 include a venture with Indonesia's most integrated media company PT Media Nusantara Citra and its parent, Global Mediacom, and International Media Corporation in Vietnam, set up to develop and produce television entertainment and economic news content.

Winner of numerous international awards and accolades including Asia Television's Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.

For more information, please visit www.mediacorp.com.sg
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