Singapore Press Holdings Ltd is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. SPH has 19 titles licensed under the ‘Newspaper Printing and Presses Act’, of which nine are daily newspapers across four languages, and over 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region.
BLAZE TO BRILLIANCE
- SPH produces more than 100 magazine titles
- In 1984, SPH was formed through a merger of three organisations – the Straits Times Press group, the Singapore News and Publications Limited and Times Publishing Berhad
- The new media initiatives of SPH include AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and The Straits Times RazorTV
In 1984, SPH was formed through a merger of three organisations – the Straits Times Press group, the Singapore News and Publications Limited and Times Publishing Berhad which was later demerged from SPH in 1988. The merger brought together the English, Malay and Chinese newspapers under one roof. SPH later also bought Tamil Murasu Pte Ltd.
The new media initiatives of SPH includes AsiaOne, omy.sg, ST701, Stomp and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH has also ventured into book publishing, broadcasting, out-of-home advertising and properties. SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates freeto- air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited.
ENGAGEMENT THAT ENTHRALS
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, 701Search, has a number of leading online classified sites in the region.
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 is committed to achieving high standards of corporate governance, to promote corporate transparency and to enhance shareholder participation. In the 13th SIAS INVESTORS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2012, SPH was awarded with the ‘Most Transparent Company Award’ in the Services category. On an average day, majority of Singapore’s readers read one of SPH’s news publications. Also, SPH’s internet editions of its major newspapers enjoy millions of unique visitors each month.