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IDA to Participate in Streaming Media East 2000 - Singapore's Broadband Initiative to be Promoted Abroad

For the first time, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will participate in Streaming Media East 2000 organised by First Conferences Inc. To be held in New York from 12 to 14 June, Streaming Media East 2000 is the world's largest conference and exhibition for Internet content providers and businesses...

Singapore, 08 June 2000 | For Immediate Release

For the first time, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will participate in Streaming Media East 2000 organised by First Conferences Inc. To be held in New York from 12 to 14 June, Streaming Media East 2000 is the world's largest conference and exhibition for Internet content providers and businesses pioneering in the Internet and broadband multimedia exploitation. Showcasing about 125 exhibitors and 200 world-class speakers, the event is expected to attract approximately 10,000 visitors worldwide1.

Through Streaming Media East 2000, IDA seeks to establish a presence for Singapore ONE in the broadband and streaming media industry in the U.S. and promote Singapore as a choice launch pad to Asia. Besides showcasing Singapore ONE, the IDA booth will host Singapore ONE partners, such as Double Click Pte Ltd, Mediacorp Interactive Pte Ltd and These companies will be exhibiting their leading edge broadband applications and services. To create a platform for local partners to meet and tie up with potential U.S. companies and forge strategic alliances for expansion into the regional and global broadband markets, the IDA has also organised a mission trip for this event. The participating companies include, E Island, 1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd, MediaManager and Pentafour International (Singapore) Pte Ltd. (See Annex A for details on IDA exhibitors and mission trip partners)

"We are excited with our participation in Streaming Media East 2000. Our involvement further exemplifies our readiness in the deployment of broadband technologies, applications and services in Singapore. With a ready broadband infrastructure and extensive regional connectivity, Singapore is well positioned as the ideal platform for international and regional companies to gain access to emerging Asia broadband markets," said Mr Khoong Hock Yun, Assistant Chief Executive, Infocomm Development, IDA.

IDA's participation in Streaming Media East 2000 serves to contribute to the aim of developing the infocomm industry under Infocomm 21 - to jumpstart development and growth of the IBBMM industry, as well as to help local companies expand into regional and global markets through fostering strategic partnerships and alliances overseas.


Notes to Editor :

1 For more information on Streaming Media East 2000 and a complete list of participating companies, please refer to

About Singapore ONE

Singapore ONE was commercially launched in 1998. It comprises a broadband infrastructure that provides high-speed, interactive, and multimedia applications and services for users. Developed by both MNCs and innovative Singaporean companies, Singapore ONE' services are designed to appeal to users of all ages and occupations, as well as businesses.

Singapore ONE has the full support of the Singapore government, and is driven by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, the National Science & Technology Board, the Economic Development Board and the Singapore Broadcasting Authority. More information can be found at

About Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is a dynamic organisation with an integrated perspective to developing, promoting and regulating info-communications in Singapore. In the fast-changing and converging spheres of telecommunications, information and media technologies, IDA will be the catalyst for change and growth in Singapore's evolution into a vibrant global info-communications technology centre. For more information, please visit

For media clarifications, please contact:

Ms Jennifer Toh
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communication
Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
Tel: (65) 6211-0508
Fax: (65) 6211-2227

Annex A: IDA Exhibitors and MissionTrip Partners

Exhibitors at IDA booth

1. Double Click is a broadband educational portal focusing on creative learning for kids from 5 to 12 years. The site offers music, arts and Internet design courses and games for children. Its content has won prestigious international awards such as EMMA. The broadband site also serves as a children and family community providing services such as free posting of kids' webpages, reviews on learning products and services, parental network, etc.

Contact : Mr Chok See Liang
Chief Executive Officer
Tel : (65) 6785 5527
Email :

2. Media Corporation Interactive (Woof! Webvision)

Woof! Webvision (a quality product of MediaCorp Interactive) serves as Asia's pioneer TV network on the web. With over 15 channels of on-demand and "live" programming covering topics from finance to events and entertainment.

Being part of Singapore's largest media conglomerate - The Media Corporation of Singapore, Woof! provides turnkey solutions to our customers in streaming video production and enabling on their websites. Woof! also produces it's own original programmes. Asia's first on-line - video based food guide, an automobile programme and other Asianised video content can be found exclusively on Woof!

A market pioneer in Asia, Woof! has garnered clients like Citibank, BMW, Singapore General Hospital and The Stock Exchange of Singapore to name a few.

Woof!'s expansion in Asia opens up new avenues for content and technology partners. Woof! is the gateway into Asia. Experience Woof! at

Contact : Mr Keith Tan
Head of Woof!
Tel : (65) 6350 3409
Email :
RL :

3. VivaMusic is an online music distribution portal providing access to digital downloads of songs from the major recording labels. Consumers can download the hottest hits in Liquid Audio and Windows Media Format as well as watch full music videos of the most popular international, regional and local stars. also has a world's first with Karen, its Internet Jockey. She hosts her own weekly music video countdown online and users can also click to watch her interviews with famous music personalities. also has its own professional in-house production team that shoots exclusive content for the Web site.

The Music Entertainment Portal also offers reviews of popular new releases, weekly contests and free concert ticket giveaways to members.

Contact : Mr Eric Tan
Tel : (65) 6221 2686
Email :

Mission Trip Partners

4. is an Internet broadcasting company offering Asian programming in English.

The focus is currently Singapore-centric, covering subjects as diverse as culture, arts, entertainment, lifestyle, local events, education, finance and others, in association with local Singapore content and venue partners. As we expand aggressively into the region, we plan to set up localised sites producing and aggregating content in the respective local Asian languages. These Asian AlternateTV sites will also channel material to be re-packaged for offer on the Singapore channels, which will be broadcast in English, the main medium of communication in Singapore.

We position ourselves as an Asian network, with a strong focus on offering compelling content to the world in an international language, yet retaining a unique Asian flavour - Asian content by Asians, for the world. is run by a team with strong television production experience. We are not only an Internet broadcasting company (B2C), but also a streaming media solutions provider (B2B).

Our aims are to empower net users with fresh content not seen on conventional media and to help create a paradigm shift in television viewing with the use of interactivity and a much more value-added experience.

Contact : Ms Millie Phuah
Alternate Chief Executive Officer
Tel : (65) 6441 0031
Email :

5. E Island

E Island specializes in "live" and on-demand webcast services. It provides a one-stop webcast service from video capture, encoding, editing to hosting. Both Windows Media and Real Media formats can be offered at multiple streaming bit rates on dedicated streaming media servers. Client list includes Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, National Science & Technology Board, Sun Microsystems, SingTel, etc. It aims to partner strategic partners to enhance the service quality and to expand the scope in streaming media.

Contact : Mr Stanley Kwok
Tel : (65) 6777 6896
Email :

6. 1-NET Singapore Pte Ltd

1-Net Singapore Pte Ltd is at the heart of Singapore ONE. It operates a network of ATM switches to connect service providers, content providers, access network operators and large companies and organisations. This network carries multimedia information between companies and service providers, between content providers and end users, and between end users.

1-Net is the broadband exchange in Singapore interconnecting the telecommunications, cable TV companies, ISPs and content providers, all of whom are connected at 45 mbps and above. The company also operates a hosting infrastructure for content providers and e-businesses. We are interested to form strategic partnerships with broadband content and broadband infrastructure service providers.

Contact : Mr Mock Pak Lum
Chief Executive Officer
Tel : (65) 6244 7883
Email :

7. MediaManager

MediaManager is a digital data service provider. We provide broad-based integrated multimedia platforms, develop e-commerce & content and provide Internet services. We are part of Across Asia Multimedia Limited, which provides "last mile" customer access and customer relationship management through the latest technologies, namely the broadband, broadcast and Internet to reach out to mass audience and users in a pervasive manner.

MediaManager delivers multimedia information in a variety of communication mediums such as TVs, PCs, video walls, kiosks and magazines. Together with other content partners, we create and aggregate content & e-commerce information and services to be delivered via our multimedia platforms. We harness on the convergence of information network technologies to offer cost-efficient broadband Internet and WAP access, as well as e-commerce application services.

Contact : Mr Tan Tee Seng
Chief Executive Officer
Tel : (65) 6258 8806
Email :

8. Pentafour International (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Pentafour International (Singapore) Pte Ltd (formerly Pentafour Software & Exports Ltd) is one of the entertainment graphic majors of the world catering to the animation and special effects industry worldwide. As a full fledged entertainment company, PentaMedia Graphics has its operations fine-tuned to play into the Big Screen (theatres), Small Screen (TV, Home Video) and the Personal Screen (PC) with expertise in core areas of Films/Broadcasting, Video, CD/DVD and Internet Entertainment.

The company boasts a sprawling Software Technology Park located at Kemlambakkam, around 30kms from the city of Chennai. The park is now the exclusive entity for the development of multimedia and special effects content and services. The facility also hosts Asia's first Technological Studio with Blue Screen and Motion Capture infrastructure. The operations are being executed out of India (Kelambakkam and Chennai) with front-ending offices in US, Singapore, Manila, Japan and London.

Contact : Mr D. Ramesh
Senior System Engineer
Tel : (65) 6337 9195
Email :