Media hub making headlines
A network of media minds
More than 7,000 media companies have set up shop in Singapore. These include content creators in the film and/or television industries, 3D animation, cutting-edge video games, trans-media storytelling and new media initiatives. Leading digital media companies such as Lucasfilm, Tecmo-Koei, Double Negative, Electronic Arts and Ubisoft have also opened here while top specialty schools like DigiPen help Singapore build a world-class talent base. Some 14 of the top 15 global communications services agencies networks (ranked by Adage) have established their regional hubs here too. An increasingly flourishing home-grown industry also features promising enterprises recognised by prestigious rankings like the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific programme.
Media & Digital Content Business Events: Opportunities for growth
Today’s consumers are multi-platform users – from mobile devices to big-format screens. There is therefore interest in business events that cover the gamut from advertising, online gaming and transmedia development, to intellectual property management and licensing. At the same time, deep dives into digital media, such as game development, app development, mobile as a platform and social media, and their applications across different sectors and market segments will be particularly relevant in today’s digital age.
Did you know?
- Between 2010 and 2020, it is estimated that there will be 194 million new Internet users within the ASEAN region1.
- More than 1.5 billion people across the Asia Pacific region now use social media on a monthly basis, with 95% of them accessing platforms via mobile devices - the highest ratio in the world2.
- BroadcastAsia and CommunicAsia 2016 attracted over 47,000 attendees, while Asia TV Forum & Market 2016 drew over 5,000 international buyers and sellers from more than 60 countries3.