Singapore, 10 June 2010 – This coming World Cup season, omy.sg has set up a dedicated site http://south-africa-2010.omy.sg to provide live updates from South Africa.
Ling Zhi, the popular radio deejay from Radio 100.3, will be providing news feeds on the latest World Cup action on this dedicated website by omy.sg, Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) bilingual news and entertainment portal.
An ardent soccer fan, Ling Zhi will be recording and sending back exclusive videos from South Africa which can be viewed free by online users. She will also be providing news updates to other SPH Chinese media including Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, my paper, Radio 100.3 and UW magazine. This is the first time SPH's comprehensive suite of Chinese media platforms are working together to bring the best multimedia experience to the readers. Sports fans will never miss a shot with the integrated coverage on Print, Radio and the Internet.
Speaking on her upcoming assignment in South Africa, Ling Zhi said: “I really appreciate this opportunity as catching and reporting the World Cup live is a once in a lifetime experience. I will be sending texts, photos, videos and podcast feeds from South Africa to share with everyone. My World Cup adventures will be broadcast via all SPH media channels, bringing a truly multimedia experience to our readers."
Ling Zhi's World Cup coverage will also be available on various social media including her own blog on omy.sg (http://blog.omy.sg/south-africa-2010), facebook (Lingzhi @ South Africa 追“球”灵芝到南非) and twitter (http://twitter.com/lingzhiSA2010).
In addition to her reports, famous personalities such as former national football player Steven Tan (nicknamed SuperSteve), current Singapore National Soccer Team coach Radojko Avramović and controversial model Ris Low will also be providing World Cup commentaries on http://south-africa-2010.omy.sg
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Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
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In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.
Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine, rednano.sg; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging; omy.sg, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.
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. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.
Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.
SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, is also developing a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.