Media Prima

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Media Prima Berhad
Publicly traded company
Traded asMYX: 4502
ISINMYL4502OO000
IndustryMass media, entertainment
FoundedSeptember 23, 2003; 15 years ago (2003-09-23)
HeadquartersBalai Berita, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people
  • Syed Hussian bin Syed Junid, Chairman
  • Kamal Khalid, Group Managing Director
Number of employees
3,897 (December 2018)
DivisionsTV3, NTV7, 8TV, TV9, tonton, MP CJ ENM Shopping, Hot FM, Fly FM, One FM, Kool FM, Ais Kacang, SuperDeals, New Straits Times Press, Primeworks Studios, Big Tree, Media Prima Digital, Rev Asia Holdings,
Websitewww.mediaprima.com.my

Media Prima Berhad (MYX: 4502) is Malaysian media and entertainment company with businesses in television, print, radio, out-of-home advertising, content creation and digital media.

In television, the Group has four channels — TV3, NTV7, 8TV and TV9.

Media Prima is the owner of The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad, Malaysia's largest publisher with three national news brands – New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Harian Metro, and consumer brands.

The Group currently ranks third in Malaysia in digital reach following the 2017 acquisition of REV Asia Holdings, one of Southeast Asia's leading digital media groups.[1] In 2018, Media Prima became the number one choice for mobile content ahead of Google and Facebook.[2]

Business divisions[edit]

Media Prima Television Networks[edit]

Media Prima owns and operates four free-to-air television stations.

  • TV3 (Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad)
  • ntv7 (Natseven TV Sdn Bhd)
  • 8TV (Metropolitan TV Sdn Bhd)
  • TV9 (Ch-9 Media Sdn Bhd)

New Straits Times Press (NSTP)[edit]

Media Prima owns more than 98% equity interest in The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”), which owns three of Malaysia's most recognised print and online news brands – New Straits Times, BH (“Berita Harian”) and Harian Metro, as well as their respective weekend editions.

Ripple[edit]

Ripple (formerly known as Media Prima Radio Networks) is an audience-focused digital media, broadcast and commerce company. It includes four radio broadcast brands – Fly FM, Hot FM, One FM and Kool FM, a podcast platform – Ais Kacang, an e-commerce brand – SuperDeals, and seven digital brands – Dhia, Donna, Lunaria, Thelaki, Likely, Chapters, and Wakeke.

Out-of-Home Advertising[edit]

  • Big Tree
    • Kurnia Outdoor
    • UPD
    • The Right Channel
    • Gotcha
    • Big Tree Seni Jaya

Production and Distribution[edit]

  • Primeworks Studios
  • Primeworks Distribution
  • Grand Brilliance
  • Monkey Bone
  • The 8Unit

Media Prima's content creation arm, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, is one of Malaysia's production houses with content output in diverse categories covering television, cinema, and digital platforms.

Digital[edit]

  • Media Prima Digital
    • Media Prima Labs
    • Rev Asia Holdings

Incidents[edit]

2018 bomb threat[edit]

On 28 August 2018, Media Prima's Sri Pentas headquarters was forced to evacuated following a false bomb threat. The police gave an order to evacuate the company's office at 10.30 pm. About 200 Media Prima employees were evacuated from the building. They were allowed to re-enter the building after two hours of inspection. The police did not find anything suspicious.[3]

Following the cancellation of Nightline, TV3 aired the announcement about the incident. PDRM's bomb detector unit arrived at 11.40 pm to handle the case. The Fire and Rescue Department received the phone call from the police at 11.19 pm following the incident. The case was investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code and the police found it was a false bomb threat.[4] Two men were arrested in Temerloh, Pahang on 29 August 2018.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Media Prima on path to become leading digital-first content and commerce company".
  2. ^ "Media Prima beats Google & Facebook as Malaysia's most popular choice for mobile content".
  3. ^ Alya Alhadri (29 August 2019). "Bangunan Media Prima dikosongkan susulan ancaman bom". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  4. ^ Fazrik Kamaruddin (29 August 2018). "Ancaman bom di Sri Pentas palsu". Berita Harian. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  5. ^ Fazrik Kamaruddin (29 August 2018). "Pemanggil ancaman bom palsu ditahan". Harian Metro. Retrieved 1 September 2018.