RBKD: Mediacorp has announced the appointment of Ms Tham Loke Kheng as its CEO, starting Sep 1. Ms Tham succeeds Mr Shaun Seow, who remains as Mediacorp’s Executive Director until Sep 30 before he joins Temasek.
Ms Tham has held senior management and leadership roles in leading Asian operators in Singapore, Taiwan and most recently, Hong Kong.
Graduating from the National University of Singapore, Ms Tham spent eight years in then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation. She has served as president of Taiwan Broadband Communications and as head of NOW TV, the largest Pay TV operator in Hong Kong.
In 2015, Ms Tham was named Content Asia’s Asia Media Woman of the Year, in recognition of her contribution to the development of the Pay TV industry in Asia over the years.
RBKD: CNA reported that Mediacorp’s CEO, Mr Shawn Seow, will be leaving Mediacorp for Temasek holdings, after becoming Mediacorp’s CEO in 2011. He will serve his term till Sep 30, 2017 and Mediacorp is in search of his successor currently.
By Boon Chan
Local broadcaster Mediacorp’s deputy chief executive officer Chang Long Jong will be quitting the company after three decades to join Singapore-headquartered entertainment company mm2 Asia as its new group chief executive officer.
Mm2 Asia announced this on Tuesday (Jan 10) and Mr Chang will be taking up his new job from April 3.
He is currently the deputy chief executive officer and chief customer officer at Mediacorp, where he oversees its major media assets including television, radio, newspaper, magazines and streaming service Toggle. He also leads the company’s events business, Vizpro, and training business, Singapore Media Academy.
Mr Chang, 56, had joined the broadcaster, then called Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, in 1985.
Source: Straits Times
RBKD: Mr Chang Long Jong, Mediacorp’s deputy CEO and chief customer officer, has resigned and is currently serving his three-month notice period.
Mediacorp’s CEO Shaun Seow had announced in a memo to staff today. Mr Seow announced the position of deputy CEO will not be filled. He also shared that Mr Chang’s post of chief customer officer will be taken by Ms Debra Soon who is also head of the Family (English) and Premier Segments.
Mr Chang has been with Mediacorp for more than 30 years, joining the then the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) in 1985.
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RBKD: According to the annual Nielsen Media Index Report released today, 85.5% of local viewers tuned in to free-to-air television on an average weekly basis versus 51.7% who tuned in to pay TV weekly.
The survey, which involved 4,660 people of age 15 and above, was conducted between July 2015 to June 2016
Channel 8 maintained the highest weekly reach among Mediacorp’s channels at 56.7 per cent, or 2.4 million viewers.
All Mediacorp’s free-to-air TV channels, except for Okto, registered increases in viewership with overall TV viewership growing 6% from the previous year.
The survey also revealed monthly usage of internet at 83.3%.
The 4 incoming directors are:
• Mr Niam Chiang Meng, deputy chairman of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and board member of IRAS. He was former chairman of MDA and former Permanent Secretary of MICA.
• Mr Robin Hu, CEO of South China Morning Post Group and ex-senior executive VP with SPH overseeing its Chinese Newspapers and Newspaper Services businesses.
• Mr Rajesh Sreenivasan, partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, current head and lead partner of the Technology Media and Telecommunications (TMT) practice across the 10 member firms.
• Mr Roy Quek, executive chairman of Thomson Medical Group.
The outgoing directors are:
• Mr Rajiv Wahi
• Mr Venky Krishnakumar
• Ms Elim Chew
• Mr Chan Yeng Kit (Recently appointed chairman of Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA))
The remaining directors are:
• Ernest Wong, Chairman
• Mr Scott Anthony, Managing Partner, Innosight
• Mr Ahmad Nizam, Director, Straits Law Practice and Advisor, Youth Court
• Ms Wong Su-Yen, CEO, Human Capital Leadership Institute; Chairman, Nera Telecommunications; Director, Yoma Strategic Holdings and Director, NTUC First Campus
• Mr Yap Chee Keong, Chairman, CityNet Infrastructure Management Pte Ltd (trustee manager of NetLink Trust); Director, Tiger Airways; Director, Citibank Singapore and Director, Straits Trading Company
• Mr Shaun Seow, CEO, Mediacorp
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Through opportunities such as L’Oréal Paris Singapore’s campaign, which involved its brand ambassador Rui En interacting with members of the public onscreen, Mediacorp OOH was able to showcase its personal touch when it came to engagement.
Moving forward, OOH Media aims to continue challenging the status quo of outdoor advertising through innovations and keeping on top of technological advancements.
Source: Marketing-Interactive via JCDecaux Singapore