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"Ministerial Coffee Talk" addresses the latest news topics on multiple platforms

Singapore, 3 August 2015 --- The Chinese Media Group of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will produce an 8-episode talk show programme called "Ministerial Coffee Talk".

The programme will be aired on SPH's media platforms including radio and online, as well as on StarHub TV. StarHub is SPH's Broadcast Partner for the programme. 

Hosted by UFM100.3 DJ Mr Wong Woon Hong, each 30-minute episode will feature a Minister addressing issues which concern Singaporeans such as health, housing and transportation. 

Joining the Minister on the talk show will be Mr Chua Chim Kang, Managing Editor of Chinese Media Group, SPH; Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Montfort Care, and a reporter from Lianhe Zaobao. The Minister will discuss and reply to questions gathered from newspaper readers and radio listeners. 

The first episode on 4 August will feature Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State, Ministry of Health. He will speak on the healthcare topic "Will MediShield Life put people at ease?". 

"Ministerial Coffee Talk" will be broadcast "live" online every Tuesday and Friday at 8:30am, from 4 to 28 August 2015 on 
zaobao.sgwanbao.sg and omy.sg. 

It will also air on E City (StarHub TV CH111/825) at the same times on Tuesdays and Fridays, with repeat telecasts at 9.30pm. “Ministerial Coffee Talk" will also be available on StarHub’s TV Anywhere Internet TV service, and Video On Demand.

It will be edited into shorter episodes for radio and will be broadcast on UFM100.3 between 7 and 8pm on Tuesdays, and between 8.30am and 9.30am on Fridays.

Other ministers who are scheduled to appear on the programme in subsequent episodes include Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of National Development and Ms Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport. 

Mr Anthony Tan, Executive Vice President of SPH's Chinese Media Group, said: "Through our partnership with StarHub, the Chinese Media Group of SPH is confident that it can bring the best Chinese news and current affairs content to Singaporeans anytime, anywhere via TV, print, radio and digital platforms. We look forward to deepening our partnership with StarHub in the coming months to meet the needs of our advertisers and audiences."

Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer, StarHub, said: “Both StarHub and SPH are leaders in the Singapore media scene, and there is truly synergy in the complementary strengths that we will each bring to this partnership. StarHub has an established TV platform with extensive reach, while SPH is strong in news and content creation. The ‘Ministerial Coffee Talk’ is a great start to our collaboration, and without a doubt, the SPH Chinese Media Group has its pulse on the hot topics that matter to Singaporeans. We are certainly looking forward to working closely with SPH to deliver more quality content that are close to the hearts of local viewers.”



Please see attached photos of the filming of "Ministerial Coffee Talk" at Toast Box, Esplanade. Toast Box is the Venue Provider for the programme. 


Photo 1 caption: (From left) Dr Lam Pin Min, Minister of State, Ministry of Health, Ms Li Yuanyi, Lianhe Zaobao reporter, Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Montfort Care, Mr Chua Chim Kang, Managing Editor, Chinese Media Group, SPH and Mr Wong Woon Hong, UFM100.3 DJ in the first episode of "Ministerial Coffee Talk", a new talk show programme produced by SPH's Chinese Media Group. 

Photo 2 caption: (From left) Mr Lee Yi-Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of National Development, Ms Chen Jing, Lianhe Zaobao reporter, Mr Samuel Ng, CEO of Montfort Care, Mr Chua Chim Kang, Managing Editor, Chinese Media Group, SPH and Mr Wong Woon Hong, UFM100.3 DJ in "Ministerial Coffee Talk", a new talk show programme produced by SPH's Chinese Media Group. 
 

Jointly Issued by:


Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 198402868E


StarHub Ltd
Co. Regn. No. 199802208C


For more information, please contact:

Ms Janet Ong
Digital Product Specialist
Integrated Media Unit
Chinese Media Group
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 2348
Email: 
ongjl@sph.com.sg

Ms Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1216
Email: 
soofang@sph.com.sg

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 1028
Email: 
mahys@sph.com.sg

Ms Caitlin Fua
StarHub
Assistant Vice President 
Corporate Communications
Tel: 6825 5177
Email: 
caitlin@starhub.com 


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, ranging from print, digital, radio and out-of-home media. 

SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. In addition, SPH has two English radio stations and one Chinese radio station, an out-of-home digital advertising unit, a regional events and conferences arm, and runs a chain of modern retail convenience stores. SPH also 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.

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

For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.

About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans, as well as commercial and residential IPTV services.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore' most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index.