Singapore, 11 January 2019 – Mediacorp and the Overseas Singaporean Unit have jointly launched a new webpage on the Overseas Singaporean Portal, for Singaporeans abroad to keep themselves updated on current affairs and entertainment news in Singapore. The page will be a one-stop touchpoint to encourage overseas Singaporeans to stay connected with and be aware of the latest happenings back home.
The page will include snippets of curated content across various genres, including but not limited to live shows, blockbuster dramas, food-related shows and current affairs documentaries produced by Mediacorp. The page can be found here: www.overseassingaporean.sg/en/resources/osu-mediacorp.
Mr Wong Kan Foo, Director of the Overseas Singaporean Unit at Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, said, “During our engagements with Singaporeans living abroad, many of them are interested in staying updated about news and entertainment in Singapore. With the introduction of this new webpage, we hope to give overseas Singaporeans the convenience of accessing a variety of local channels on a single platform, whether it is current affairs or entertainment. This partnership with Mediacorp will bring Singaporeans living abroad a slice of home and familiarity.”
Mr Anil Nihalani, Mediacorp’s Head of Digital Products & Technology said, “As Singapore’s largest content creator and transmedia platform, our raison d’etre is to bring people together through our multiple platforms and uniquely local content. Our brands such as Toggle, CNA.com and MeRadio offer a wide range of content specially produced and curated for Singaporeans and we are delighted to partner the Overseas Singaporean Unit in this meaningful project to let Singaporeans living abroad feel closer to home.”
The Overseas Singaporean Unit was set up in 2006 to engage overseas Singaporeans and keep them emotionally connected to Singapore. There are currently over 200,000 Singaporeans working, living and studying abroad, with the majority residing in Australia, China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Corporate Communications Division
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
+65 6837 8976 | Samantha_leong@mccy.gov.sg
Corporate Marketing & Communications
Mediacorp Pte Ltd
+65 6357 4863 | Mark.Tan@mediacorp.com.sg
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth seeks to inspire Singaporeans through the arts and sports, strengthen community bonds, and promote volunteerism and philanthropy. Since its inception in November 2012, MCCY has been actively engaging the arts, heritage, sports, community and youth sectors. The Ministry aims to bring into sharper focus the efforts to build a more cohesive and vibrant society, and to deepen a sense of identity and belonging to the nation. MCCY will work with its stakeholders to create an environment where Singaporeans can pursue their aspirations for a better quality of life and together, build a gracious and caring society we are proud to call home.
Mediacorp is Singapore’s largest content creator and transmedia platform, operating seven TV channels, 11 radio stations and multiple digital platforms including Channel NewsAsia (CNA), Singapore's most used news app, and Toggle, its digital video platform. Its mission is to engage, entertain and enrich audiences by harnessing the power of creativity.
Mediacorp pioneered the development of Singapore’s broadcasting industry, with radio broadcast in 1936 and television broadcast in 1963. Today, it reaches 99% of Singaporeans in all four languages, and has a growing Asian audience base through CNA and its entertainment content that is distributed across markets in the region.
Mediacorp’s investments include stakes in Reebonz, one of the region’s fastest growing luxury online retailers, and Vietnam television’s International Media Corporation. The Mediacorp Partner Network brings Mediacorp together with industry-leading brands like ESPN and 99.co to deliver rich content for consumers and effective solutions for advertisers.
For more information, please visit mediacorp.sg.