MediaCorp appoints new Managing Director of Singapore Media Academy

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MediaCorp appoints new Managing Director of Singapore Media Academy
Singapore, 13 December 2011 – MediaCorp is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Ong Lay Hong, currently its Managing Director of Suria, Vasantham & EagleVision, to take on the additional role of Managing Director (MD) at Singapore Media Academy (SMA) with effect from 1 January 2012.
A media veteran of 30 years, Lay Hong joined the then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation as Producer, and honed her skills in the production of current affairs and news on television.  Her current assignment as the Managing Director of the two community television channels has added yet another dimension to her experience and skills.
Leo Goh, the current MD of SMA, will move back to MediaCorp to assume a role in Human Resources effective 1 January 2012.
Issued by MediaCorp Pte Ltd
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Corporate Communications and Marketing
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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.
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