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The Business Times launches new All-in-One price package for print, online, smartphones and tablets

Subscribers can get all platforms for only $4 more a month

Singapore, 8 January 2013 – The Business Times (BT), the financial daily of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), announced on 9 January its new All-in-One price package for its print, online, smartphone and tablet platforms. 

BT launched its iPhone app on 24 September 2012 and its iPad app on 3 December. From tomorrow (9 Jan), BT will also be available on Android smartphones.


The introduction of the new BT smartphone app will augment the multiple platforms that BT can now be read on: 

    1) The daily BT print (newspaper) edition
    2) The BT Online edition (www.businesstimes.com.sg) which includes BT Invest (www.btinvest.com.sg)
    3) The BT Smartphone (iOS and Android) daily edition (which includes Breaking News, a native app version and a PDF version on iOS, as well as a 7-day archive)
    4) The BT iPad daily edition (Breaking News, Native and PDF editions and 7-day archive)

The BT All-in-One package, which comprises all of the BT editions listed above, will cost $28.65 monthly, only $4 more than the monthly subscription to The Business Times newspaper of $24.65 (excluding delivery fee which is dependent on the type of residence). Subscribers can access the BT app concurrently on up to 4 mobile devices.

Subscribers can access the full daily BT and other premium content – in PDF and native editions – as well as a 7-day archive of past BT issues. Daily news summaries, real-time breaking news and BT Invest (including delayed stock prices) remain free for all to access. 

The various BT editions can also be purchased separately. The BT Online edition, which contains the full content from the day's newspaper, is available at $26.65 a month. The BT Smartphone app and the BT iPad app are also each available at $26.65 a month.

In addition, BT subscribers can enjoy access to the ShareInvestor WebPro at $5.35 a month (valued at $15.70). The WebPro offers stock prices and analytical tools for investors. 

The first 1,000 subscribers who sign up for the new All-in-One price package will get exclusive gifts worth $360, if they sign up for a 1 year subscription. In addition, all new sign ups stand to win lucky draw prizes worth more than $8,000.

To sign up and to find out more about the various BT price packages and exclusive gifts, readers can visit the SPH Subscription Portal at 
http://www.sphsubscription.com.sg/btpromo/

Subscription to the BT apps is also available through iTunes from the Apple App Store. Users can purchase either an iPhone or an iPad app at US$7.99 (approximately S$10) a week or US$27.99 (approximately S$35) a month, or the BT Weekend edition on either the iPhone or iPad at US$0.99 per week (about S$1.22 per week).


All iOS devices must have at least the iOS version 5 so that they are able to access the BT iPhone and iPad apps.

Mr Alvin Tay, Editor of The Business Times, said: "We are delighted to launch this comprehensive range of offerings for our readers at only $4 more than our regular print price. Now our readers can access our unrivalled content any way they want." 

For circulation queries, please call the SPH customer service hotline at 6319-1800 or email
btocs@sph.com.sg. The operating hours of the customer service hotline are between 8.30am to 6.00pm (Mondays to Fridays), and from 8.30am to 12.00pm on weekends and public holidays.


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For more information, please contact:


Ms Chin Soo Fang 
Head
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1216
Email – 
soofang@sph.com.sg

Mr Yeo Siew Chi
Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1586
Email – 
yeosc@sph.com.sg

Mr Gary Yeo
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID – 6319 1225
Email – 
garyyeo@sph.com.sg


About The Business Times

The Business Times (BT), published by Singapore Press Holdings, is South-east Asia's leading business daily. It is Singapore’s only financial daily and provides a complete guide on the local, regional and international business scene.

BT brings to its readers each day a comprehensive and concise package of corporate, financial, economic and political news, analysis and commentary. BT also carries features and the latest lifestyle trends in food, entertainment, shopping, arts, health, travel and design.

In June 1995, BT became the first English-language newspaper in Asia to go on the World Wide Web. Since January 2000, BT Online started to be available from 4am Singapore time (GMT +8 hrs) and to offer news updates throughout the day, from Mondays to Sundays. 

Redesigned in September 2004 to engage a new generation of readers, a refreshing blue masthead, bigger fonts and friendlier layout were introduced. The content has been expanded to reflect a complete read, packing in loads of new features, such as specialty pages, a daily take on the health of the Singapore economy and dedicated regional pages.

For more information, visit 
www.businesstimes.com.sg


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 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. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 270 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from AsiaOne, SPH’s online and new media initiatives include ST701, the leading online marketplace for jobs

(STJobs), property (STProperty), cars (STCars) and general classifieds (STClassifieds); Stomp, 
omy.sg and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times’ iPhone application. SPH’s Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital editions which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.

Broadcasting

In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations UFM 100.3 in Mandarin, as well as Kiss92 and HOT FM91.3 in English. 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. 

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events arm Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions as well as large scale conferences in Singapore and the region. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its digital out-of-home platform SPH MediaBoxOffice.


Properties

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its second retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road. SPH‘s latest retail development project, The Seletar Mall, is slated for completion by end 2014.


For more information, please visit 
www.sph.com.sg.