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91.3FM and Radio 100.3 now offer online radio streaming

Streaming also accessible via affiliated websites

Singapore, 2 August 2010 – From today onwards, listeners will be able to tune in to 91.3FM and Radio 100.3 online, not just through its respective websites at www.radio913.com and at www.radio1003.com, but also across other SPH-owned websites: www.omy.sg, www.razor.tv, www.asiaone.com, www.stomp.com.sg and www.straitstimes.com.

All listeners need to do is click on the “listen live” button(s) located on the home pages of the above websites, effectively putting thousands of users with free and unlimited access to the station’s music and diverse program segments.

Audio equipment will no longer be a necessity as everyone will be able to listen to the radio network virtually. Listeners can catch their favourite radio programs and music live at any time, any day.

Programme Director for Radio 100.3, Mr Wong Woon Hong said: “Our listeners have been looking forward to the arrival of our online broadcast. Those working in an office environment can also stay connected with 100.3FM online. All this while, we have had quite a following from overseas, such as France, Japan, London, Malaysia and China. I believe they are eagerly looking forward to it.”

Mr Jamie Meldrum, Programme Director for 91.3FM said: "Our listeners have been clamoring for it and after months of negotiation, the whole team at 91.3FM are thrilled to be able to reactivate our stream with better than FM quality sound and a hot new iphone app on the way in August 2010."

The partnership with the other SPH-owned websites will not only expand the listernership on the radio websites but help strengthen its online presence.

Mr Felix Soh, Digital Media Editor, EMND for SPH, said: "Having 91.3FM and Radio 100.3 streamed live on our websites will make them 360 degrees in dimension. Engagement with our users will be higher. It's a plus for both parties -- we enrich our offerings and the radio stations get to expand their listenership."

“With the launch of Radio 100.3 and 91.3FM radio streaming online, it serves to value-add the benefits of internet radio through boundless accessibility and entertainment to users. The ability to reach out significantly to a wider target audience is both a major asset to our web portal and radio stations,” said Mr Chua Chim Kang, Editor, Lianhe Wanbao and Omy.sg

Following the recent increase in listenership for both radio stations, it is anticipated that the online streaming will also translate into the further expansion of new listeners. Topline survey results in June 2010 showed the highest jump of 87,000 new listeners for 91.3FM and 29,000 new listeners for Radio 100.3 among its radio competitors. (Source: AC Nielsen Radio Survey (Wave 1), 17 June 2010)

This is aligned with SPH UnionWorks’ commitment to accelerate growth in its air broadcast, providing advertisers with greater opportunities for them to reach out to the online audience. Effectively, this enables advertisers to utilise the benefits of live streaming and amplify their reach on one of the fastest growing media platforms.


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For media enquiries, please contact:

Hannah Teo
Marketing Manager
SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 4017
Mobile: 9733 4125
Email: heteo@sph.com.sg

Margaret Tan
Asst Advertising & Promotions Manager, 100.3FM
DID: 6319 4007
Mobile: 9299 1749
Email: margtan@sph.com.sg

Mohd Aidil B Md Yusof
Advertising & Promotions Executive, 91.3FM
DID: 6319 4004
Mobile: 9436 5150
Email: mdaidil@sph.com.sg

Sherlyn Yap
Senior Executive
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1226

Email: syap@sph.com.sg


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
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.

Newspapers and Magazines
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.

Broadcasting
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.

Properties
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, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.


About SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd
SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd is an 80-20 joint venture between SPH Multimedia and NTUC Media. SPHUnionWorks manages and operates two radio stations – Radio91.3 and Radio100.3.

91.3FM is an English hit music station that caters to listeners aged 15 to 40 years old. The station plays new and current top 40 hits featuring today’s best music.

Radio 100.3 is a Chinese info-tainment station that caters to listeners aged 20 to 49 years old. The station is creative, bold, fun and highly interactive with our listeners.