close Guide for Foreign Media Foreign & Local Media in Singapore Foreign Media in Singapore The foreign media is well represented in Singapore. The Japanese, Americans and Germans form the largest group of foreign correspondents in Singapore. Singapore continues to attract foreign news organisations to set up bases here. Reuters, CNBC Asia and the Dow Jones Group have their regional HQs located in Singapore. Publications like WSJA, INYT, Newsweek, The Economist and TIME print and distribute their Asian editions through Singapore. Local Media Local Press There are nine daily newspapers in Singapore: The Straits Times, Business Times, free commuter newspaper The New Paper, TODAY (English, fully digital), Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News (Chinese); Berita Harian (Malay) and Tamil Murasu (Tamil). Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is the main newspaper publisher in Singapore. Local Broadcast Media There are about 20 satellite broadcasters licensed to uplink their services from Singapore. They can use any of the four available uplink facilities provided by ST Teleport, SingTel Telecast, MediaCorp Technologies and Ascent Media Group to do so. Alternatively, they can operate their own satellite uplink facility, but a separate licence, issued by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), will be required. Singaporeans also have access to a wide array of films. About 1,000 films from different countries are imported every year, adding variety and choice to consumers. Local films supported and promoted by the Singapore Film Commission inject greater vibrancy into the local film scene and are equally enjoyed by all. Radio MediaCorp Radio owns and operates 13 radio stations which broadcast in four different languages over the airwaves. It also operates XFM 96.3 which broadcasts in Japanese, French, German, Korean and Hindi to the expatriate communities in Singapore. The 13 radio stations are: 938LIVE, 987FM, CLASS 95FM, GOLD 90.5FM, LUSH 99.5FM, SYMPHONY 92.4FM, CAPITAL 95.8FM, LOVE 97.2FM, Y.E.S. 93.3FM, RIA 89.7FM, WARNA 94.2FM, OLI 96.8FM and EXPAT RADIO 96.3XFM. Additionally, SPH Radio operates One FM 91.3, Kiss 92FM and UFM100.3 while SAFRA Radio operates 883JiaFM and Power98FM. Television MediaCorp is Singapore's largest terrestrial broadcaster. It owns and manages the entertainment channels, Channel 5, Channel 8 and Channel U as well as the Malay entertainment and information channel, Suria. It also owns and manages okto and Vasantham. Channel 5 and Channel 8 offer viewers round-the-clock quality English and Mandarin mass entertainment and information programmes respectively. Channel U is a Chinese news and entertainment channel for young adults and working professionals. Channel NewsAsia (CNA) was launched in March 1999 to provide an Asian English channel dedicated to providing an Asian perspective of the news to viewers. It covers political, social, environmental and economic issues of Southeast Asia, East Asia and South Asia with its own bureaux in these regions. CNA is a network of MediaCorp News. StarHub TV operates a subscription television service, offering more than 100 channels of quality international programming, 24 hours a day. CNN, HBO, Star World and National Geographic are some of the programmes offered on StarHub TV. SingTel TV which was launched in 2007 operates a subscription-based IPTV service which offers both scheduled programming as well as Video On Demand content. Its content includes general entertainment channels, sports programming as well as US drama series 24 hours after their US telecast.