By Douglas Tseng
8 Days: Starting from Mar 20… curated Mediacorp content will be available… Viu — to more than 41 million monthly active users in Indonesia, Hongkong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore.
The Mediacorp catalogue include Chinese serials such as Seasons 3 and 4 of the police procedural C.L.I.F..
Source: 8 Days
Rui En’s “Old Is Gold” has already aired 50 episodes till date. To make it easier for you to catch up, we are sharing this “Old Is Gold: 50eps in 3min” video specially with you. Enjoy!
Note: There are Easter eggs in this video on upcoming story development, see if you can realise?
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Old Is Gold 老友万岁 is currently airing every weekday 730pm on Channel 8.
Source: Channel 8 News
By Kristin Brzoznowski
Mediacorp’s content distribution team has sold the digital rights for three dramas to the Chinese platform Youku.
Patisserie Fighting, The Dream Makers 2 and When Duty Calls have been picked up for China’s online video market. The dramas are slated to become available via Youku in the second quarter.
Suzie Wang, the VP of content distribution at Mediacorp, said, “Changing consumer behavior has altered viewing habits, and we have seen an increasing demand for good content by major OTT players around the world. We are glad to reach out to Chinese video streaming giants such as Youku, which enjoys a huge base of active subscribers.”
Source: World Screen
Singapore Press Holdings plans to divest its 20 per cent stake in Mediacorp TV (which owns Channels 5, 8 and U and Mediacorp Studios) and 40 per cent stake in Mediacorp Press, the publisher of the Today newspaper, for $18 million, the firm said on Friday (Aug 25).
SPH expects to record a writedown of about $31 million in its books. The deal is likely to be completed at the end of September.
The deal comes 12 years after SPH purchased the stakes as part of a media industry asset consolidation in 2005. During the consolidation, SPH transferred a TV channel to Mediacorp and took a 20 per cent stake in Mediacorp TV.
SPH also merged its free newspaper Streats with Today, and invested in a 40 per cent stake in Mediacorp Press.
As part of the deal announced on Friday, Mediacorp will also stop publishing any soft copy or computer-readable format of Today that has the look and feel of a hardcopy version of the newspaper, for a period of five years.
By Boon Chan
The range and quality of local media content last year were generally good, say the Programme Advisory Committees (PAC), which have issued their third annual report to the Infocomm Media Development Authority.
But the four committees – one for each of the official languages – also called for improvements in scripting and technical standards in Mediacorp Channel 5 and Suria dramas.
Well-made programmes singled out for mention include Channel 5 game show Don’t Forget To Remember, Channel U child labour documentary Lost Innocence, Suria drama Aduh… Bibikku! (Oh… My Maid!) and Vasantham current affairs series Ethiroli (Echo).
The PAC also paid attention to local broadcaster Mediacorp’s online content platform Toggle.
While there have been “vast improvements” made to the Toggle platform, including push notifications for episode updates, more needed to be done, including better streaming quality.
Source: Straits Times