Singapore, 4 September 2007
the Internet edition of Singapore Press Holdings’ Chinese flagship
daily Lianhe Zaobao, continued to be the top news website in Singapore.
Hitwise, the world´s leading online competitive intelligence service, has ranked Zaobao.com the No.1 website in the News and Media – Print category for the quarter from April
to June 2007. It was also ranked first from January to March this year.
The Chinese website currently has more than 5 million page views every
day, with 85 per cent from China. It also came up tops for the past two
years at the Hitwise Online Performance Awards in the News and Media
The Hitwise No.1 Award recognises websites from over 160 industries that are leaders in their industry.
launched several new features, including columns from Zaobao
correspondents and current affairs cartoons early this year. After
launching its interactive forum and email alert services in July, its
latest feature is a translation-on-demand service launched in August (http://www.zaobao.com/tod.html).
The provision of translation services using the cutting edge translation-on-demand technology is an indication of Zaobao.com’s continual efforts to upgrade its services and provide added value to its readers. Zaobao.com readers can now access real-time English translations of headlines and synopses of
China news, China financial news, local news, local business news and
commentaries from Lianhe Zaobao daily at the free site.
This service is made available through a
partnership between Lianhe Zaobao and GistXL, a translation technology
developer and service provider. Translations are generated using
advanced language processing technology under the supervision of
experienced translation editors. This model allows rapid and accurate
translation of content.
Mr Zheng Wei, the Online Editor of
said: "Lianhe Zaobao continually seeks to build on its strengths. It
provides exclusive and in-depth political and economic news and
commentaries on China. Zaobao China has already become an important
channel through which readers can understand current developments in
Greater China. Some readers may not be fluent in Chinese and this
translation service will certainly be of help to them."
adds: "We believe that government bodies, educational institutions,
listed companies as well as public relations firms will benefit from
our latest translation-on-demand service. We are also exploring the
possibility of launching a tailor-made news track-cum-translation
service for daily translations of content from Lianhe Zaobao and all
other Chinese publications by SPH at the appropriate time. Users will
be able to subscribe to translated content that are of their interest."
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Newspapers and Magazines
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading
media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through
print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. In Singapore, it publishes
14 newspapers in four languages. Every day, 2.7 million individuals or
83 percent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH’s news
publications. SPH also publishes over 90 magazine titles in Singapore
and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 110
million pageviews with 7 million unique visitors every month. Apart
from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH´s online and new media initiatives include
a revolutionary mobile advertising and information service, ZapCode;
recruitment and job search service, ST701; and STOMP (Straits Times
Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts
with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging.
SPH has a 20 percent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which
operates free-to-air channels 5, 8, U and TV Mobile, and a 40 percent
stake in MediaCorp Press Pte Ltd, which publishes the free newspaper,
Today. In the radio business, SPH has a 80 percent stake in SPH
UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3
FM in Mandarin and Radio 91.3 FM in English.
In addition, SPH has ventured into outdoor advertising through its
wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore´s
largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company, and a
35 percent stake in TOM Outdoor Media Group, a leading outdoor
advertising company in China.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in
the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore’s main shopping belt. SPH’s
wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing
a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson
Visit www.sph.com.sg for more information on SPH.