MediaCorp appoints new head of publishing

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MediaCorp appoints new head of publishing

Singapore, 1 December 2009 – MediaCorp is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessie Sng as Managing Director of its publishing business with effect from 1 January 2010. She will succeed Zita Ong who has decided to pursue other interests.

With over 20 years of operations and management experience, Ms Sng started her career with the Pepsico group before moving on to management positions in Telecom Equipment and Singapore Press Holdings. Ms Sng joined the publishing arm of MediaCorp in 2004 as Assistant Vice President Circulation and was promoted to Senior Vice President Operations in 2008. In June this year, Ms Sng concurrently headed MediaCorp’s new Out-of-Home media division, providing content to the outdoor digital screens at ION Orchard and Orchard Central shopping malls.

Ms Sng says, “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to helm the Publishing business for Singapore’s leading media company. These are challenging times for the print industry and it is my hope that I can continue to take the publishing business beyond print, leveraging on the multi-media platforms of MediaCorp and new technologies.”

In her new role, Jessie Sng will report to Shaun Seow, MediaCorp Deputy CEO (News, Radio, Interactive & Print).

Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp Pte Ltd

For more information, please contact:
Clarence Pong
Corporate Communications and Marketing
DID: 6350-3343
Fax: 6251-5628

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 only 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.

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