MediaCorp to discontinue TVMobile service

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MediaCorp to discontinue TVMobile service

Singapore, 15 December 2009 - MediaCorp will discontinue TVMobile (TVM), the free-to-air mobile digital television broadcast service on 1 January 2010.

When TVM was launched in 2001, it was the only platform that offered quality digital content to public commuters.

Inasmuch as TVM provides a rich source of entertainment and information to commuters, the resources required to operate and maintain the service are substantial. Having carefully evaluated the viability of the service, MediaCorp has decided to discontinue the service upon expiry of its current agreement with SBS Transit.

MediaCorp will re-deploy all its TVM staff to other operations.

Issued by MediaCorp Pte Ltd

For more information, please contact:
Wiinston Chong
Manager, Corporate Communications
MediaCorp Pte Ltd
DID: 6350 3351
Fax: 62515628

About MediaCorp

MediaCorp is Singapore’s leading media company with the most complete range of platforms, spanning television, radio, newspapers, magazines, movies and 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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