MediaCorp forms Interactive Media Business

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MediaCorp forms Interactive Media Business

Singapore, 2 January 2009
- MediaCorp, which operates some of the most popular and acclaimed websites in Singapore, has consolidated its various online and mobile properties under one division with effect from 2 January 2009.

The new division - Interactive Media Division (IMD) - will sharpen MediaCorp’s efforts in the new media space, capitalizing on growing interest among users and advertisers. Harnessing the online and mobile resources of television, radio, print, news and technologies divisions, the IMD will spearhead and grow the new media businesses across the MediaCorp group.

The IMD will run as a separate business from the current two business clusters – television and news/radio/print.

Shaun Seow, MediaCorp Deputy CEO (News, Radio, Print) will oversee this new division, in addition to his responsibilities at the news/radio/print cluster.

Assisting Shaun in this new division is Mr Steven Chan, who joins MediaCorp from 2 January 2009 as the division’s Senior Vice President. Steven brings with him over 20 years of experience mostly in the telecommunication industry. For the last nine years, he made significant contributions to the development and growth of the mobile industry in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining MediaCorp, he was an Executive Director at Asia Mobility Initiative (AMI) Alliance.


Issued by Corporate Communications, MediaCorp

For more information, please contact:

Clarence Pong
Assistant Vice President
Corporate Communications
MediaCorp Pte Ltd
Tel : (65) 6350 3343
Fax : 65) 6251 5628
E-mail : 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 and digital 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, leading Chinese outdoor advertising firm Nanjing-based Dahe Media Pte Ltd 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