Singapore, 27 January 2011 --- The highly anticipated Singapore Entertainment Awards (SEA) is back. This year's SEA 2011 celebration concert will be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for the first time. Tickets for the concert, which will be held on 2 April 2011, will go on sale starting 7 February.
Organised by Singapore Press Holdings' Chinese media Lianhe Wanbao, Radio 100.3, omy.sg and UW (U-Weekly), the event attracted a 12,000-strong crowd in 2010. The objective of the SEA is to support the Chinese entertainment industry that popularises the use of the Chinese language. The awards recognise a spectrum of entertainment ranging from music, movies, TV, radio to concerts.
Apart from honouring the best talents in Singapore and Asia, it also helps to promote the local and regional Chinese entertainment scene. This year, SEA 2011 is proud to have a presenting sponsor, OCBC Titanium, for the first time.
SEA 2011 promises to be more exciting with the inaugural OCBC Titanium Star of the Year Award. Fans of Asian pop stars will be eager to cheer for their idols who will battle for the top awards in the "Most Popular" and "Best"categories! The "Most Popular" awards are determined by public voting while the awards in the "Best" category will be judged by a professional panel comprising local and overseas media, as well as entertainment industry experts.
Last year's Most Popular Male and Female Singers were Show Luo and Stephanie Sun respectively while the Best Male and Best Female singer award went to Eason Chan and Tanya Chua.
Winners of the SEA 2011 will be announced in end March. The qualifying period for nomination is from 1 December 2009 to 31 December 2010. This year's SEA 2011 Celebration Concert will also be telecast "live" on one of Starhub Cable TV’s channel E-City after the event at a later date.
Mr Robin Hu, Senior Executive Vice President of Chinese Newspapers & Newspaper Services, SPH, said. "We are pleased that the Singapore Entertainment Awards has ehstablished itself as the key entertainment event in the region. We will continue to strengthen our commitment in recognising the outstanding achievements of both local and Asian artistes through SPH's multimedia platforms in print, radio, outdoor and online. This year, we are honoured to have OCBC Titanium Card as the presenting sponsor for the event and we look forward to a successful collaboration with them.”
SEA 2011 is made possible with the support of OCBC Titanium (Presenting Sponsor) ; Starhub and Jolly Shandy (Main Sponsors) ; Suddenly Slender (Official Wellness Partner) ; E-City (Official TV), and supported by the Media Development Authority. The event is co-organised by my paper and supported by SPH print, online and outdoor media including Lianhe Zaobao, Shin Min Daily News, SPH MediaBoxOffice and The Straits Times Razor TV.
Nominees are divided into the “Most Popular” category, which is based on public voting and the “Best” category, which is decided by a panel of judges comprising SPH journalists, together with local and foreign media industry experts. The complete list of award categories is attached in Appendix 1.
From 7 Feb to 21 March 2011, public voting for the 18 "Most Popular" categories can be done through SMS 77877 or online at sgeawards.omy.sg. The public can also vote at the publicity roadshows in February. The list of nominees for public voting is attached in Appendix 2.
Results of the Most Popular and Best categories will be announced in March 2011 and tickets for the Award celebration concert on 2 April 2011 are sold through SISTIC Website: www.sistic.com.sg, SISTIC Hotline: (65) 6348 5555 and SISTIC Authorised Agents islandwide. Public sales start from 7 February 2011.
Ticket prices are as follows: - $128, $88, $68 and $38 (excludes SISTIC charges / subject to 7% GST). OCBC Titanium Card members enjoy an exclusive 20% discount for all tickets.
Please see attached Appendix 1 for the complete list of award categories and Appendix 2 for the list of nominees for public voting.
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 77 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 263 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp, omy.sg, and The Straits Times RazorTV.
SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.