Singapore, 23 June 2014 --- Three weeks after The New Paper (TNP) launched its iOS and Android apps, they have garnered more than 20,000 downloads, topped the iTunes Free Apps chart and attained Top 3 in the Android Free Apps chart.
As indicated when the apps were launched, the free trial ends at midnight today (Monday, June 23, 2014). Only the daily news summaries and digital-only stories will remain free for all to access.
From tomorrow (June 24), readers can buy the new All-in-One price package for TNP's print, online and smartphone platforms at $24.10 a month (not inclusive of the applicable delivery fee). The digital offering includes the new TNP interactive ePaper.
Other subscription options are the print package ($20.10 monthly, exclusive of delivery fee), the online only package ($22.10 monthly) and the smartphone package ($22.10 monthly).
To subscribe, readers may go to www.tnpsub.sg or call 6388 3838 between 8.30am and 6.00pm (Monday - Friday).
Mr Patrick Daniel, Editor-in-Chief of English and Malay Newspapers, SPH, said: "The Straits Times, The Business Times and Berita Harian have all successfully rolled out their multi-platform paid editions. I'm pleased that The New Paper has done the same and fans of the paper will now also be able to enjoy TNP on the go via their smartphones."
Mr Dominic Nathan, Editor, The New Paper, said: "We are getting feedback from readers that they like both the free and premium content in the new apps. Now, for just over $20 a month, they can get The New Paper delivered to them in print and digital, complete with our Noon edition digital updates. With the free gifts on offer right now, it's a very good deal."
Mr Chua Wee Phong, Executive Vice-President, Circulation, SPH, said: "SPH is continually striving to make our newspapers more easily available to our readers, and this means making it available on more platforms. I'm confident that the young readers of The New Paper will enjoy having their favourite newspaper available on their smartphones."
From 24 June to 27 July, readers can enjoy a promotion where they can subscribe to any TNP subscription package, select a gift with a one-year subscription plan or a two-year plan (conditions apply) and enter a lucky draw to win a 2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster Seventy-Two XL1200V worth $27,000 (without COE and insurance).
Existing print subscribers who pay SPH directly and have no subscription contract can upgrade to the All-in-One package, enjoy the promotion and qualify for the draw.
Subscribers who are eligible for this promotion include:
One-Year subscription plan
Gift: Monster NCredible N-Ergy In-Ear headphones or Lomo Konstrucktor DIY Kit
Two-Year subscription plan
Gift: Monster NCredible N-Tune On-Ear headphones or Sony Smartwatch 2
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About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing
SPH has 19 titles licensed under the Newspaper Printing and Presses Act, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages. On an average day, 3.05 million individuals or 76 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, SPH's suite of digital products includes online editions of newspapers and magazines, as well as mobile applications. Our online products enjoy 360 million page views with 23 million unique browsers every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, omy.sg and SPH Razor. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions. The Malay language-daily Berita Harian has apps for both iPhones and Android smartphones and iPads, offering both native and PDF formats, and an online version.
In the radio business, SPH Radio Pte Ltd operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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.
Events and Out-of-Home Advertising
SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.
SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established principally to invest, directly or indirectly, in a portfolio of income-producing real estate which is used primarily for retail purposes in Asia-Pacific, as well as real estate-related assets. SPH REIT is managed by SPH REIT Management Pte. Ltd., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Limited.
The initial portfolio of SPH REIT comprises the following two high quality and well located commercial properties in Singapore:
· Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property, well known for its upscale mall housing many luxury brands, located in the heart of Orchard Road; and
· The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall located in the centre of Clementi town, an established residential estate in the west of Singapore.
The Seletar Mall is SPH's latest retail development and is expected to open at the end of 2014. This property is a potential asset to be injected into SPH REIT. SPH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.