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06 September 2016 | 05:59 pm

Television Page D15

C.L.I.F. 4 (PG)

Channel 8, 9pm

Get ready for movie adrenaline-packed action as the police force cracks down on crime. Stars Rui En and Ya Hui.

C.L.I.F. 4 警徽天职 4 is now airing on Channel 8 at 9pm from Mondays to Fridays.

Categorised in C.L.I.F. 4 警徽天职 4, EN, The Straits Times.

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14 July 2016 | 07:17 pm

Background

1. The Media Development Authority conducts the annual Media Consumer Experience Study and Zero-to-Fourteen Consumer Experience Study to keep its finger on the pulse of local consumers’ media consumption habits and preferences, and to assess their satisfaction with the media services and content standards. With the growth in online content services, MDA also launched its inaugural Over-The-Top Video Consumer Study this year to measure viewing habits and usage of such platforms.

Key findings from Media Consumer Experience Study

2. The fourth edition of the Media Consumer Experience Study (MCES) was conducted between October and December 2015 with a sample size of 2,000 Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 15 to 65. The summarised key findings were:

a. Consumers were generally satisfied with local media services and content classification standards

– Satisfaction with media services scored 76.6% in 2015, up from 75.7% in 2014. In particular, respondents recorded an improvement in satisfaction with the quality and variety of media content, and customer service standards.
– There was also an improvement in satisfaction levels with content standards, rising to 74.1% in 2015 from 72.4% a year earlier.

b. Media consumption habits remained consistent over the last few years

– Watching Mediacorp channels remained as the top media activity in terms of time spent at 17.4 hours per week. This was followed closely by viewing media via websites and apps at 17.3 hours per week.
– Respondents generally relied on traditional media to discover TV shows, and digital media for online content.
– Most respondents (99.1%) who watch Mediacorp TV watched the platform ​at least monthly.
– The subscription rate of Pay TV services recorded a marginal decline to 68.2% in 2015, from 69.3% in 2014.

Key findings from Over-The-Top (OTT)1 Video Consumer Study

4. MDA’s OTT Video Study is aimed at providing insights into OTT video usage patterns, viewing preferences and habits among consumers. A total of 2,585 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents aged 65 and below were interviewed between October and November 2015.

a. More than half of those polled accessed online content

– More than half of consumers (54%) have watched online videos. This number was the highest among millennials (aged 15 to 34) at 89%.
– The most used online video services were YouTube (96%) and social networks such as Facebook and Instagram (59%).
Younger OTT viewers spent a greater proportion of their viewing time on online videos compared to traditional TV (Children – 65%, Millennials – 61%, Adults aged 35 to 54 – 48%, Adults aged 55 to 65 – 43% of their total viewing time​).

b. Viewing preferences & habits

– The top genres of online videos were Drama (40%), Movies (25%), Sports (10%), and Entertainment & Variety (8%) for adults; and Animation & Cartoons (59%) for children.
– Online videos were most frequently consumed on mobile phones for adults (41%), while the most frequently used device varied for children according to their age. For example, children below 6 years old preferred watching videos on the tablet while those between 11 and 14 years old preferred the smartphone and the computer.
– Multitasking on a second screen was a more common behaviour in millennial OTT viewers (60%), and OTT viewers aged 11 to 14 (58%).
– Only 11% of adult OTT viewers were paying for online videos. Majority of those paying (67%), were doing so on top of their existing pay TV subscription and made no changes to their pay TV subscription. ost used online video services were YouTube (96%) and social networks such as Facebook and Instagram (59%).

1 Over-The-Top refers to the delivery of content to local consumers via the Internet onto Internet-enabled devices such as smartphones, tablets, and connected TVs.

Source: MDA, Channelnewsasia, Straits Times

Categorised in channelnewsasia.com, EN, Facebook, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Instagram, Social Media, The Straits Times.

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18 May 2016 | 10:11 am

By Gwendolyn Ng

The repentant stance that actress Rui En adopted at the recent Star Awards, where she apologised for an incident in which she drove and knocked over a parked motorcycle, continued at a press conference on Tuesday (May 17) for a new Channel 8 drama.

The fantasy melodrama is aptly titled If Only I Could…, and its protagonists are given a second chance to go back in time to change their lives for the better.

Rui En, 35, says: “Who doesn’t want second chances? Who doesn’t want to go back in time, amend mistakes and do the right thing? Such sentiments is especially heartfelt for me now.”

The actress was flamed last month for her behaviour in the traffic incident where she asked the motorbike owner, “Do you know who I am?”, a phrase that she later clarified as telling him that she would not run away without taking responsibility for what she had done.

Asked how she would have handled the situation differently if she were given a second chance, she says she does not know.

“Honestly, I’m in a dilemma. Be it mistakes or success, be it peak or hell, whatever we go through makes us who we are today,” she says.

“Initially I thought if I could go back in time, I would definitely do so – not just to half a year ago, but to the time I was a baby. I wanted to start anew. Then I realised that going through suffering may change a person for the better.”

Through this tough period, she has learnt two lessons: to be grateful and to learn how to forgive herself.

“I’ve never expected the unconditional concern, love and help given to me by my family, friends and colleagues. It has taught me not to take the people by my side for granted. I want to give back the love that they’ve showered on me during this period.”

A self-professed perfectionist, she says that she has been heaping blame on herself since the incident and she vomited at the Star Awards last month because stress triggered her existing gastric ailment.

“I’ve realise that I need to adjust (my mindset). I need to learn how to forgive myself and not put too much blame on myself. It has been tough,” she says.

Another problem she is facing – her inability to shed the extra weight gained for her dowdy character Zhen Hao in If Only I Could….

“I’m not young anymore. After I hit 30 years old, my metabolism rate has dropped. Now I don’t lose weight as fast as before,” says Rui En, who had gained about 7kg and does now know how much of that extra weight she has lost because she is afraid of weighing herself.

“I’ve always felt that stepping on the weighing scale is very demoralising when you find out you don’t lose as much as you expected to. I find it counter-productive.”

She is fighting back against talk about her chubbier face, though.

“Women go through a lot. We get criticised for ageing or putting on weight. Why is our society putting so much emphasis on physical appearance? This shouldn’t be the case.”

If Only I Could… premieres on Channel 8 on May 31 at 9pm. It airs on weekdays at 9pm.

RBKD: Click the link for the full article.

This article will also be available on The Straits Times’ Print Edition tomorrow.

Source: Straits Times, CLEO, Lollipop, Her World Singapore

If Only I Could… 十年…你还好吗? Debuts 31 May 2016, Weekdays 9pm on Channel 8

Categorised in Cleo, EN, Her World, If Only I Could... 十年...你还好吗?, Lollipop, Social Media, The Straits Times, Twitter, Video.

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17 May 2016 | 01:57 pm

NOTE: Exclusive 10-minute preview of “If Only I Could… 十年…你还好吗?” would be available for viewing slightly after 10pm today :)

If Only I Could… 十年。。。你还好吗? Debuts 31 May 2016, Weekdays 9pm on Channel 8

Sneaked a wefie at the press conference for #IfOnlyICould8 #十年你还好吗 and 2 crazies photo bombed us! Tag me in our promo videos and pictures please!

A photo posted by Andie Chen 陈邦鋆 (@andiechen) on

#ifonlyicould8 How gorgeous can Rui En get? 😍

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#ifonlyicould8 大家记得收看 《十年你还好吗》从5月31号起每逢周一至五晚上9点!请多多支持 😄💪🏻

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Rui En speaking to local media for the first time after her recent accident, something which she says has brought her a lot of stress and pressure. #channel8 #singapore

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#十年你还好吗 是关于穿越时空的题材, #瑞恩 说谁不希望能够回到过去去改正一些错误呢, 尤其像她现在的情况。(#洪铭铧 #报道 ) @andiechen @elvinngchoonsiong @hyperecordssg @ch8sg

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Andie and Rui En play a couple for the first time in the new drama If Only I Could. Andie says he has a lot of chemistry with Rui En and they click really well both on and off set. #channel8 #singapore

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The press conference for #IfOnlyICould8 is happening now and #RuiEn is getting emotional watching her scenes

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Are you ready for 《十年…你还好吗?》press conference?? @rbkd #ruien @ch8sg #ch8sg #hyperecords #hyperecordssg

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Andie and Rui En play a couple for the first time in the new drama If Only I Could. Andie says he has a lot of chemistry with Rui En and they click really well both on and off set. #channel8 #singapore

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#RuiEn @andiechen 👍🏻👍🏻 // Repost @ch8sg: #ifonlyicould8 #十年你还好吗 media conference will be held today from 2:30pm. Stay tuned for live coverage and updates from the event on Channel 8 Facebook Page!

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5月17日 【即时】新传媒新剧《十年,你还好吗?》剧中主演瑞恩、黄俊雄、蔡琦慧及陈邦鋆今天下午出席记者招待会。近期的话题人物瑞恩早前为这部戏特地增胖至少4到5公斤来饰演“安娣”角色,她透露现在还在减肥当中。
因涉车祸事故而备受困扰,瑞恩也非常有感触地说,在戏中的这个角色有穿越时空的机会,可以回到过去纠正错误。

《8频道新闻及时事节目》网站稍后将送上完整报道。

Posted by 8频道新闻新加坡 Channel 8 news on Tuesday, May 17, 2016

FB Live Videos:

If Only I Could – Media conference

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If Only I Could – media conference

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《十年…你还好吗?》记者会现场。
主角 #瑞恩、#黄俊雄、#陈邦鋆 以及 #蔡琦慧 一起亮相。

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#ifonlyicould #十年你还好吗

Posted by Toggle – 中文版 on Monday, May 16, 2016

《十年…你还好吗?》记者会现场。
主角 #瑞恩、#黄俊雄、#陈邦鋆 以及 #蔡琦慧 一起亮相。

请继续锁定 #ToggleSG ,我们会陆续送上Live 片段!

#ifonlyicould #十年你还好吗

Posted by Toggle – 中文版 on Monday, May 16, 2016

If Only I Could… 十年…你还好吗? Debuts 31 May 2016, Weekdays 9pm on Channel 8

Categorised in CH, Channel 8, EN, Facebook, Hype Records, If Only I Could... 十年...你还好吗?, Instagram, Social Media, The Celebrity Agency, The Straits Times, Toggle SG, Twitter, Zaobao.

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24 April 2016 | 08:26 am

By Gwendolyn Ng

Joining the fan clubs has its perks. Loyal fans get to interact with their idols in casual but intimate settings.

RBKD members have volunteered with Rui En. Ms Peh recalls how Rui En was willing to get her hands dirty to clean a one-room flat.

“The flat was filled with so many items that the family slept at the lift lobby. Rui En was just like any of us, kneeling to scrub the floor, climbing up to install the curtain rod and scrubbing window grilles.

“When cockroaches appeared, we screamed and ran away together.”

RBKD: Show your support & read the complete full-page fanclub feature by Straits Times by clicking the link below!

Source: The Straits Times

Categorised in EN, Star Awards, Star Awards 2016, The Straits Times.

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18 April 2016 | 09:46 am

By Gwendolyn Ng and Yip Wai Yee

It was a bittersweet moment for TV star Rui En at the Star Awards on Sunday night (Apr 17) as she addressed her recent controversy while collecting her All Time Favourite Artiste Award on stage.

The 35-year-old actress asked for forgiveness and wondered aloud if she is suited for the entertainment industry, given her straightforward personality.

Holding her award in her hand, she said slowly: “This is an important moment in my career but I also face a difficult obstacle. To be a good actress, I not only have to act well – but I also have to put on my best self to the public. Because I have a straightforward personality, I show all my emotions on my face, so sometimes that causes misunderstandings.

“I still wonder every day if I’m suited for the entertainment industry. Regarding the recent incident – it’s still under investigation, so before the full report is out, I hope you can all forgive me. I’m unable to answer the media at this point, but I hope to apologise for whatever inconveniences this has caused. I am very sorry.”

At the end of her speech, she moved away from the microphone and gave a deep bow.

The All Time Favourite Artiste Award is given to those stars who have collected a total of 10 trophies in the Top 10 Most Popular Artiste Award category over the years.

Source: The Straits Times

Categorised in All Time Favourite Artiste Award, EN, 超级红星奖, Star Awards, Star Awards 2016, The Straits Times.

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28 February 2016 | 07:14 pm

By Yip Wai Yee

RBKD: The Sunday Times discusses about the use of Social Media by celebrities and listed that Kit Chan and Rui En as two prominent home-grown celebrities who stay away from the social media game completely.

In the cover article, it was mentioned that Rui En does not manage any social media accounts as she prefers to separate her work from personal life.

While Rui En did not respond to The Sunday Times’ queries by press time, she was quoted in her cover interview with 8 Days January last year that she has no desire to share her life with the world; she said that she’s already a piece of public property and everyone wants a piece of her. So she’s not going to put her personal life on the line.

Source: The Sunday Times

Categorised in EN, Social Media, The Straits Times.

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06 January 2016 | 11:41 am

By Foong Woei Wan

RBKD: ST rates “The Dream Makers 2” 3.5/5 stars.

Source: Straits Times

Categorised in EN, The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2, The Straits Times.

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24 November 2015 | 08:24 pm

(PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS)

SINGAPORE -The recent chatter about Mediacorp actress Rui En has moved on from her allegedly sulky demeanour to her new curves.

Looking rather rotund at a recent press conference, she let on that she has put on 4kg for a new role as an “auntie”.

The new Channel 8 drama (If Only I Could) will see her put on a fat suit, Rui En told reporters last week.

She found that with the fat suit, her face and limbs were too slim, which looked unconvincing, Lianhe Wanbao reported.

(PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS)

Her recent roles have seen her portray Singapore artist Georgette Chen in a docudrama, and an actress who becomes disfigured in The Dream Makers 2.

Gaining, or losing, weight for a role is often seen as a sign of commitment for actors, and can be a boost for their careers.

RBKD: Click the source’s link below to access the complete article.

The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2 debuts 04 December 2015, 9pm on Channel 8.

If Only I Could… 十年…你还好吗? debuts 30 May 2016, 9pm on Channel 8.

Source: Straits Times, AsiaOne, Her World

Categorised in asiaone.com, EN, Her World, If Only I Could... 十年...你还好吗?, The Dream Makers 2 志在四方 2, The Straits Times, The Worlds Of Georgette Chen.

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