8 Businesses in Singapore Press Holdings Limited’s Media Empire Investors Might Not Know About

The traditional media industry is being disrupted.

Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SGX: T39) is responding by pooling together its various media operations under one market umbrella. In its latest annual report, Lee Boon Yang, SPH’s chairman, said:

“To deliver more effective and integrated solutions to our advertisers and business partners, the Group’s sales and marketing functions were revamped with the creation of a new Integrated Marketing Division incorporating print, digital, radio and out-of-home.”

The consolidation under the new integrated marketing division will function as a common platform for SPH to market to its partners. Lee said:

“This consolidation of our marketing team’s resources, together with our fully integrated newsroom operations, will boost synergy by leveraging the strengths and experience of our staff from various platforms.

This will better position SPH to be the media company of choice for our partners.”

SPH does own a wide array of media operations. Here’re eight businesses that investors might not know about:

  1. SPH Radio owns two English radio stations in Kiss92 and ONE FM 91.3. The business also has a Chinese channel in UFM100.3. The former two English stations rank among the top ten in overall cumulative listenership.
  2. SPH also has a 20% stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings which operates free-to-air TV channels such as Channel 5, Channel 8, and Channel U. The company also has a 40% stake in MediaCorp Press Limited which publishes Today, a free newspaper.
  3. SPH Magazines owns over 100 magazine titles. Examples include CLEO Singapore, Her World, and SilverKris. It also owns a sizable number of online sites, including,, and
  4. SPH has other new media initiatives such as AsiaOne, Stomp, and SPH Razor. Yet another business in the media empire would be SPH Data services, which licenses the use of the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI) together with its partners, bourse operator Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX: S68) and FTSE-Russell.
  5. Another business tucked into SPH’s empire is SPH Buzz, a network of 70 convenience stores around Singapore.
  6. Events and out-of-home advertising might not fall under SPH’s Media sales, but it will be located under the same marketing umbrella. The out-of-home operations offers large format digital screens and static billboards in places such as the Central Business District (CDB) and Orchard Road.

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The information provided is for general information purposes only and is not intended to be personalised investment or financial advice.The Motley Fool Singapore has recommended shares of Singapore Exchange. Motley Fool Singapore contributor Chin Hui Leong doesn’t own shares in any companies mentioned.