Sports Media in Singapore.

Okay, I don’t study media (even though I wish I am:) but I heard on the radio that the Singapore government is set to inject $1 million to develop the sports media in Singapore.

Read the article here.

The government is hoping that the sports media industry will contribute $2 billion to our GDP and create 20 000 jobs by 2015. Will it work?

I have my doubts. What will we report on?

I know F1 races are coming to Singapore and so is the Youth Olympic. We will probably need coverage there. But what about on other non-F1, non-Youth-Olympic days?

The S-League? Inter-school netball games? o.O How large will their audience be?

I think Singaporeans are generally more interested in foreign sports scene.

So unless the sports media thingy is not restricted to local sports scenes only, then maybe it will work. If not, *shrugs*.

What do you think?

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4 thoughts on “Sports Media in Singapore.

  1. Hey Shans, your post came up in my news/blog feed.

    I totally agree with you that the sports media industry in Singapore is fledgling, and the focus is still on foreign sports.

    That’s why we created Red Sports. Come by and decide for yourself whether there is enough of a buzz to outlast the short-term hype of F1 and YOG!

    Incidentally, we have just kicked off an internship programme. More info on the site. If you are interested please drop me a line!

    With best regards,
    Dawn

    http://redsports.sg

  2. hey Dawn!

    I’ve read about the internship programme at your website!

    I’m interested!

    But, how can I contact you?(:

    Best Regards,
    Huishan

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