International public broadcasters to meet in Singapore

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International public broadcasters to meet in Singapore

Conference to discuss evolving media landscape and the digital revolution


Singapore, 31 August 2011 - Top public broadcasters from all over the world will meet in Singapore for the Public Broadcasters International (PBI) 2011 from 26 to 29 October 2011. MediaCorp is honoured to host the 20th anniversary of this conference which will be held at Resorts World™ Sentosa.

PBI was set-up in 1990 as a gathering of broadcasters to collectively share experiences, solutions and best practices in the wake of the challenges faced by the industry.PBI 2011 will cover funding issues, strategies to navigate the digital age, the impact of new media, the digital switchover and the role of public broadcasters in extreme situations such as earthquake and other natural disasters.

Paula A. Kerger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Public Broadcast Service (USA) will be delivering the keynote speech. Distinguished speakers include Christine Wilson, Executive Director of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, José Marquitos, Vice-President of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal and representatives from BritishBroadcasting Corporation, France Télévisions and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK).

Partners for PBI 2011 include Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) Ms. Jeannie Lim, Executive Director, Conventions & Meeting and Exhibitions & ConferencesSTB says, “We would like to congratulate MediaCorp on winning the bid to host the 20th Public Broadcasters InternationalConferenceThe forum presents the perfect opportunity to showcase Singapore as a premier Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions destination to the international delegates who will be gathering here. It is also an excellent platform for top public broadcasters around the world to debate pressing issues and brainstormsolutions to address the challenges in today’s evolving media landscape”.

“We are happy to host the delegates of Public Broadcasters International 2011. We strongly believe the conference will provide an excellent opportunity for all to gain insights into our future together as public broadcasters,” says Mr Chang Long Jong, Deputy CEO, MediaCorp.

For more information on PBI 2011, please log on to: http://www.publicbroadcastersinternational.org/

Alternatively, kindly contact the PBI Secretariat Office at:

Email: pbi@mediacorp.com.sg

Phone: +65 6359 7467/ +65 6350 3895

Fax: +65 6252 3998

Issued by MediaCorp Pte Ltd.

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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 Asian Television Awards' Terrestrial Broadcaster of the Year, MediaCorp’s vision is to become Asia’s top media company, delivering valued content to the world.