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The New Paper launches 'M', a new entertainment and lifestyle website

M will bring to readers the best of Movies, Music, Makan, and more!

Singapore, 22 April 2015  On Wednesday, 22 April, more than 200 trade partners, marketers and advertisers were invited to witness the launch of a new website by The New Paper (TNP). The lucky crowd was also given an exclusive preview of the latest Hollywood blockbuster, Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, at the GV Grand, Great World City. 

M is TNP's weekly entertainment section. Every Wednesday, M features the best in Movies, Music, Makan – the latest films, the hottest music and reviews, features and columns on the hippest  establishments.

With the increased readership of tnp.sg in 2014, The New Paper is expanding online with the launch of the digital version of M. 

The new site 
tnp.sg/m will feature all of the M print section and will now include a fourth M ...More.
More entertainment, more lifestyle. 

Movies:
From interviews with international movie stars to Mars vs Venus film reviews and features, TNP M has the movie world covered. 

Music: 
Whether it's K-pop or punk, acoustic or R&B, M features the hottest music trends, artists, opinions, music videos and playlists. 

Makan: 
Exploring and reviewing the coolest restaurants and the most shiok hawker food, hipster cafes and the bars to be seen at, M will take you there. 

More:
Exclusive articles from TV to tech, bikes to better living, fashion to everything fun. 

Ms Jeanmarie Tan, Editor of TNP's M section, said: "Since its launch in October 2013, the print version of M focused on delivering the best of the three Ms that matter - movies, music and makan - and has been enjoyed by our readers on a weekly basis. Now, you'll be getting an extra M - every single day. We are thrilled to bring M to a new crowd and reach a wider audience with this new platform."

TNP has made gains in the digital realm. Since it launched its all-in-one price package for print, online and smartphones in 2014, response from readers has been most enthusiastic. 


In particular, the paper's website, TNP.sg successfully leverages on popular columns, unique features and bespoke content marketing, and currently brings in a total of 6 million page views per month, connecting brands to a unique Singaporean perspective. 

Coinciding with the launch of M, TNP.sg also has a new mobile-friendly look to its homepage, designed for a better user experience. 

Mr Jonathan Roberts, Digital Editor of TNP, said: "When it comes to entertainment and lifestyle, The New Paper's creativity continues to shine brightly. While regional and international awards have been won, the focus has always been the readers. Taking M online gives readers even More - more from our regular columnists, more of the very latest entertainment news, more online exclusives and more interactive infographics."


Ms Tan Su-Lin, Deputy Head, SPH Digital, said: "With TNP M, SPH Digital now has a strong offering dedicated solely to lifestyle and entertainment on the English medium within our stable of sites. With TNP's blend of Movies, Music and Makan, it would be an excellent platform with advertisers looking to engage the younger and trendy crowd."

Attachments: Visuals of TNP M and TNP.sg



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For more information, please contact:

Mr Adrian Cheong
Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings 
DID: 6319 2261

HP: 9798 6097
E-mail:
 cheongcy@sph.com.sg

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.

Media 

The English/Malay/Tamil Media group comprises the print and digital operations of The Straits Times, The Business Times, The New Paper, Berita Harian and My Paper (English section). It also consists of Tamil Murasu Ltd, which publishes Tamil Murasu and tabla!; book publishing arm Straits Times Press; SPH Data Services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index, in partnership with the Singapore Exchange and FTSE Ltd; financial data company ShareInvestor; and the two English stations of SPH Radio - Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. 

The Chinese Media group publishes three Chinese newspapers - Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News; the digital editions of Lianhe Zaobao and Lianhe Wanbao, four student weeklies - zbCOMMA, Thumbs Up, Thumbs Up Junior and Thumbs Up Little Junior, ZbBz Newsgazine and My Paper (Chinese section). It also operates SPH Radio's Chinese radio station, UFM 100.3, and Focus Publishing, which produces a range of books and magazines including U-Weekly. 

SPH Magazines, SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles and has various online sites, like 
hardwarezone.com,herworldplus.com and luxuryinsider.com in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. 

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.

Other Businesses


Online Classified and New Media

SPH's online classified and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarmart and Streetsine; AsiaOne, Stomp, 
omy.com and SPH Razor. 

SPH's regional joint venture online classified business, 701Search, has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

Sphere Exhibits, Sphere Conferences, Exhibits Inc and Bizlink Exhibition Services organise innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

In addition, SPH also provides out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPHMBO.

Education

SPH has a 22 per cent stake in preschool and enrichment provider MindChamps.


Properties

SPH REIT is a Singapore-based REIT established to invest in a portfolio of income-producing real estate primarily for retail purposes. SPH REIT comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road and The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall in the centre of Clementi town.

The Seletar Mall, located in Sengkang, is SPH's latest retail development. 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.