Media Prima

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Media Prima Berhad
Integrated Media Company
Industry Media Communications
Founded 23 September 2003
Headquarters Bandar Utama, Petaling, Selangor, Malaysia
Services Television Broadcasting, Print, Radio, Content Creation, Out-Of-Home and Digital Media
Divisions TV3, NTV7, 8TV,TV9, Hot FM, Fly FM, One FM, New Straits Times Press, Primeworks Studios, Alt Media Sdn. Bhd., Big Tree Outdoor, UPD Sdn. Bhd., The Right Channel (TRC), Kurnia Outdoor Sdn. Bhd.

Media Prima Berhad (Media Prima), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, is Malaysia’s leading fully integrated media group. The Group is also one of Malaysia’s Top 100 largest listed companies by revenue.

The Group has equity interests in TV3, 8TV, NTV7 and TV9. In addition, the Group also owns more than 98 percent equity interest in The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Malaysia’s largest publisher with three national newspapers; New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Harian Metro.

The Group has strong online presence through its digital media subsidiary, Media Prima Digital, via the entertainment portal, women’s lifestyle portal and, the No. 1 Malaysian video portal with HD-ready quality viewing experience that offers the individualism of customised content and interactivity of social networking, which now has close to 4.0 million registered users.

Emas is the first classic channel in Malaysia showcasing Media Prima’s production of popular TV programmes and is available on platforms such as HyppTV and ABN.

The Group also owns three radio stations, Fly Fm, Hot FM and one FM.

The Group’s leadership position in the Out-of-Home Advertising business is represented by Big Tree Outdoor Sdn. Bhd., UPD Sdn. Bhd., The Right Channel Sdn. Bhd., Kurnia Outdoor Sdn. Bhd. and Jupiter Outdoor Network Sdn. Bhd. The Group also owns a content creation subsidiary, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, Malaysia's largest production company, producing TV content and feature films since 1984 and 1994 respectively.

Owned and operated networks[edit]


Current network[edit]

Name Network Launch date Channel (KL) Broadcasting hours (UTC+08:00) Runtime Formerly known as Languages
TV3 Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (1984-06-01) 1 June 1984 (age 31) 12 VHF
29 UHF
06:30-02:30 MST 20 hours Malay
NTV7 Natseven TV Sendirian Berhad (1998-04-07) 7 April 1998 (age 17) 7 VHF
37 UHF
07:30-01:00 MST. 17.5 hours Malay
8TV Metropolitan TV Sendirian Berhad (2004-01-08) 8 January 2004 (age 12) 27 UHF 07:00-02:00 MST. 19-hours MetroVision (Channel 8/TV4)
(1 July 1995-1 November 1999)
TV9 Ch-9 Media Sendirian Berhad (2006-04-22) 22 April 2006 (age 9) 33 UHF 06:30-00:00 MST. 17.5 hours Channel 9
(9 September 2003-3 February 2005)



Productions and distribution[edit]



Awards and recognition[edit]

Asiamoney Corporate Governance Poll 2013

  • Best for Overall Corporate Governance
  • Best for Disclosure and Transparency
  • Best for Responsibilities of Management and the Board of Directors
  • Best for Investor Relations

National Annual Corporate Report Awards

  • Platinum Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

ACCA MasRA Award 2013

  • Best Sustainability Reporting Award - Overall Winner (joint winners)

"Global Excellence in Management Awards 2013"

  • Excellence in Media Management

Malaysia-ASEAN Corporate Governance Index 2013 (MSWG)

  • Corporate Governance Industry Excellence Award-Consumer Services

"Human Resources Excellence Award 2013"

  • Silver Award Excellence in Graduate Programme
  • Bronze Award Excellence in Employee Work Life Balance
  • Bronze Award Excellence in Employee Development

"Malaysia Press Institute PETRONAS 2013 Awards"

  • Kajai Award: Sophia Ahmad – Berita Harian
  • Best News Report: Farrah Naz Karim and Iskandar Alang Zainuddin (Alang Bendahara) – New Straits Times
  • Best Investigative Journalism: Farrah Naz Karim, New Straits Times
  • Best Commentary / Columnist / Critique Award: Datuk Zainul Arifin Md Isa – New Straits Times
  • Best International Reporting: Tuan Mohd Asri Tuan Hussein – Harian Metro
  • Best Photo Journalism: Khairul Mazzaman Ghazali – New Straits Times
  • Best Video News: Aminhayat Abd Rahim and Fifi Izwan Roslan – TV9
  • Best Video Documentary: Za’im Helmi Zaini – TV3 A Samad Ismail Young Journalist Award: Melissa Ong Kim Lean – ntv7

World Media Festival 2013

  • Gold intermedia-globe (Documentaries: Station Image Promotion Category)- Brotherhood CNY
  • Silver intermedia-globe (Documentaries: Culture category)- 1Malaysia Rasa Sayang
  • Silver intermedia-globe (Entertainment: Music Clips category)-Free Palestine with Aizat
  • Silver intermedia-globe (Sales Promotions: Events category)- Golden Awards

49th Chicago International TV Awards

  • Silver Plaque(Travel Series)- Hip Hoppin' Asia
  • Certificate of Merit (Game Show Series)- Switch Off

Asean International Film Festivals & Awards 2013

  • Best Action Film - Songlap
  • Best Comedy Film - Istanbul Aku Datang
  • Best Actor - Shaheizy Sam (Songlap)

"Anugerah Profima 2013" For the movie Sembunyi

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Film Editor
  • Best Art Director
  • Best Continuity
  • Best Makeup
  • Best Audio
  • Best Key Grip
  • Best Focus Puller
  • Best Gaffer
  • Best Prop Master
  • Best Trailer Editor

For the movie Penanggal

  • Best Producer
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume
  • Best Special Make Up Effect
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Production Manager

For the movie Istanbul Aku Datang

  • Best Steadycam Operator

For the movie" KIL

  • Best Set Dresser

"Anugerah Bintang Popular Berita Harian 2013" Penyampai radio Wanita Popular – Fara Fauzana

Advertising and Marketing Magazine 2013

  • Out-of-Home Media company of the Year 2013 - 5 Consecutive Years


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