MediaCorp announces organizational and management changes

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MediaCorp announces organizational and management changes 

Singapore, 2 March 2012 – MediaCorp announces a few key management and structural changes from Monday 2 April 2012 to better align itself to changing business needs.  The streamlining affects mainly the company's media operations.

Television

The network programming and promotions of Channels 5, 8, U, okto, Suria & Vasantham will now come under Ms Lim Suat Jien in her new role as Managing Director, Television.  Suat Jien will be assisted by Khiew Voon Kwang, Dy Managing Director Television to grow the television network and drive synergies across channels.  Ms Ong Lay Hong will relinquish her responsibilities at Suria & Vasantham to focus on steering Singapore Media Academy as its Managing Director.  Channel NewsAsia will continue to be run by Managing Director Ms Debra Soon.

 Content production

MediaCorp will set up a studio operation housing all television production units spanning 4 languages (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil) and all entertainment genres (variety, drama and infotainment).  Ms Doreen Neo will lead as Managing Director, Studios producing not just for MediaCorp's free-to-air channels but also other platforms and overseas markets. 

 TODAY Newspaper

MediaCorp Press, which operates TODAY newspaper, will have a new Managing Director in Walter Fernandez, who retains his editorship.  Walter succeeds Patrick Yong who has been reassigned to head a newly-formed Strategic Marketing department in the CEO office. 

Suat Jien, Doreen and Walter will continue to report to Chang Long Jong, Dy CEO of MediaCorp.

Chang Long Jong, Dy CEO of MediaCorp said, “The new organizational structure enables us to better engage our audiences and respond to the diverse needs of our customers more effectively.  We will build on our production and multi-platform capabilities to provide compelling 360 degree content experiences that cater to the needs and lifestyles of our consumers in this digital age.”

Issued by MediaCorp Pte Ltd

For more information, please contact:

Clarence Pong

Head

Corporate Communications and Marketing

MediaCorp

DID: 6350-3343

Fax: 6251-5628

Email: 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, the first Asian-owned English news channel.

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