MediaCorp consolidates position as Singapore’s most integrated media company

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MediaCorp consolidates position as Singapore’s most integrated media company


Singapore’s most integrated media company Singapore, 1 October 2009 – MediaCorp’s media platforms come alive in a colourful and heart-stopping reality show entitled MediaCorp Festival 2009-MediaCorp’s Got Talent on Thursday, 1 October 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, with over 140 MediaCorp artistes and personalities on stage. The one-hour mega extravaganza is the annual trade event for business partners and showcases MediaCorp’s content coming up in 2010.

Taking a cue from reality shows, MediaCorp’s Got Talent will allow judges and audiences to choose their favourite performances. A captivating dance medley performed by Patricia Mok and dancers will highlight Channel 8’s upcoming dramas A Song to Remember, Together and Your Hand in Mine. Channel 5’s Polo Boys will strut to Christina Aguilera’s Candy Man while an illusion act featuring Thomas Ong will thrill clients in Channel U’s performance. Six Channel NewsAsia presenters will play various Asian drums in an item titled Heartbeats of Asia, while MediaCorp’s Radio stations will present Evolution of Dance featuring 13 songs and dance styles to represent its 13 stations. Hosted by Adrian Pang and Angel Teo, the judges for the show segment are Gurmit Singh in his impersonation as Phua Chu Kang, Michelle Chong as Barbarella from Channel 5’s variety The Noose and Dennis Chew as his character Aunty Lucy from Channel 8’s variety show Paris & Milan.

This is the first time that MediaCorp will showcase its out-of-home (OOH) media, having been appointed as the exclusive agent to manage and market all digital screens in ION Orchard and Orchard Central shopping malls.

The creme de la creme of MediaCorp artistes will turn up in full force, including Zoe Tay, Joanne Peh, Jeanette Aw, Jesseca Liu, Rui En, Ivy Lee, Michelle Chong, Michelle Chia, Dawn Yeoh, Xiang Yun, Christopher Lee, Gurmit Singh, Chen Han Wei, Tay Ping Hui, Qi Yu Wu, Pornsak, Bryan Wong, Nat Ho, Pierre Png, Terence Cao and Huang Wen Yong.

After the show, clients will be able to visit the many exciting product booths for engaging activities and information on advertising opportunities.

Lucas Chow, CEO of MediaCorp says: “This is the second year where we integrated all our product offerings in one mega-show for our business partners, and it stands second to none in terms of the scale of media platforms and artistes’ turnout. This is THE event where our clients and partners can appreciate the depth and breadth of our platforms, including our recently launched out-of-home screens. On a personal note I am glad that the great turnout has exceeded our expectations and I look forward to working with all our partners in 2010.”

Issued by MediaCorp Pte Ltd

For more information, please contact:

Gwendolyn Loh
Manager
Corporate Communications and Marketing
DID: (65) 6350-3945
Fax: (65) 6251 5628
Email: gwendolyn@mediacorp.com.sg

Sharon Goon
Marketing Manager
Marketing Communications,
Group Sales and Marketing
DID: (65) 6357 5580
Fax: (65) 62540190
Email: sharongoon@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 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.

For more information, please visit www.mediacorp.com.sg