Singapore’s First WebTV Portal with CoreMedi
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) launched Singapore’s first Web TV Portal "The Straits Times Razor TV” (www.razor.tv) at the beginning of August with CoreMedia’s future-driven Content Management technology. Supporting implementation partner is Ufinity.
The innovative Razor TV presents interactive video-news, live chats and lifestyle features in its WebTV programming. The free service targets digital active users and will - for the first time in the Singapore digital world - allow user contribution to the program via online commenting and questioning in real-time. Furthermore, users are encouraged to broadcast themselves live with their personal videos. The videos will be highly localized and broadcast from a living-room styled studio, in SPH’s Multimedia Centre in Toa Payoh North.
"With user contribution to our programs, we truly create user-centric content and engage the audience", says Felix Soh, Digital Media Editor at SPH’s English and Malay Newspapers Division. "With the support of CoreMedia, we inspire our users by providing forward-thinking technology - creating the future with our audience.”
"We are proud to support Singapore Press Holdings to launch the first Web TV format", says Willms Buhse of CoreMedia. "Our innovative technology, in combination with SPH’s strong vision of a digital future, will break new ground for publishing houses and media in Asia.”
"Realizing this project in joint force with SPH is an important footstep for CoreMedia’s expansion on the Asian market”, adds Burghardt Groeber, Singapore-based CoreMedia representative.
About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is the leading media company in Singapore, delivering news and information through print, Internet and broadcasting platforms. In Singapore, it publishes 14 newspapers in four languages. Every day, 2.9 million individuals or 81 percent 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.
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