Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Digital Broadcasters|MediaCorp's Relocation

A major announcement has been issued by digital broadcaster, MediaCorp in Singapore.

MediaCorp is to move to a state-of-the-art digital complex to be built at Bukit Batok in about 5 years time.

There, it will combine in one location all its television, radio and publishing facilities.

The new media complex, is to cost about S$300 million (USD1.00 = SGD1.57) built on some 70,000 sq m of leasehold land owned by MediaCorp.

MediaCorp is also considering taking up some space in Fusionopolis, One North, which is being developed as a "media hub" in Singapore.

Lucas Chow, MediaCorp CEO, says, "The move to a greenfield site in Bukit Batok was a considered decision by the MediaCorp Management and Board. With state-of-the-art equipment, centralised facilities and improved workflow at Bukit Batok, MediaCorp will enjoy business synergies and efficiencies which will help improve our services to deliver valued content to the world".

Details of the move are being worked out, including the future of the land at MediaCorp's present broadcast home at Caldecott Hill.

[Digital Broadcasters Vendor News Asia just hopes the new location will be far easier to reach that Caldecott Hill has been all these years]

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