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SPH's Chinese Media Group sets up new digital unit

Singapore, 30 October 2015 - Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) Chinese Media Group (CMG) will be consolidating its digital resources under a new digital unit to better meet the needs of readers and advertisers. The new CMG Digital unit will create an integrated digital platform for CMG’s Chinese language newspapers – Lianhe Zaobao (ZB), Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News that focus on content and services for the local audience. 

The unit will be responsible for all digital products under CMG, including its growing mobile video presence. CMG Digital will be helmed by Ms Han Yong May, who will be appointed CMG Digital Editor in addition to her current role as Associate Editor, ZB. Ms Loh Woon Yen, ZB Business Editor, will be appointed Deputy Digital Editor, CMG and will relinquish her current role. Going forward, ZB’s China desk will also drive the content of zaobao.com targeted at the Chinese-speaking audience outside Singapore. Ms Han Yong Hong, ZB China News Editor, will concurrently assume the position of Head, ZB China Online. 

Mr Anthony Tan, Executive Vice President of CMG, said: “The changing global media trends, regional environment and local Chinese media landscape have presented us with difficult challenges as well as unprecedented opportunities. Maintaining our commitment to quality content requires evolving our organisational structure and improving our products and platforms to meet the changing needs of our readers and audience as well as sharpen our focus on pursuing new opportunities. This includes attracting more young bilingual and bicultural readers and delivering the rich content and information of CMG products to our readers and audience at large through various media platforms.”

CMG’s flagship product, Lianhe Zaobao will also form a new team to focus on new growth areas. Ms Lee Huay Leng will be appointed Senior Vice President (New Growth), ZB, to assist the newspaper in developing new businesses, both in Singapore as well as the region. This is in addition to her current role as Editor of Lianhe Wanbao. She will be assisted by Mr Zhou Zhaocheng, Zaobao Online Editor and Ms Lee Kuan Fung, Head of CMG Digital Strategy. Both Mr Zhou and Ms Lee will relinquish their current roles and assume the newly-created position of Assistant Vice President (New Growth), Zaobao. 

The appointments will be effective from 1 November 2015.

Attached: Media release in Chinese




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For more information, please contact:

Chin Soo Fang
Head
Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
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E-mail: soofang@sph.com.sg


Vanni Cheong 
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
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Email: cvanni@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, My Paper (English section) and two student publications IN and Little Red Dot. 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's other new media initiatives include AsiaOne, Stomp, 
omy.sg and SPH Razor. 

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

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


SPH Buzz is a modern retail convenience chain with a network of stores around the island.

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.


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.


Other Businesses

Online Classified

SPH's online classified include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs (STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds), sgCarMart and StreetSine.

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


Events and Exhibitions

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. 

Education

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


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