Singapore, 18 September 2019 - Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) has redefined the reading experience for Berita Harian through its News Tablet app. Readers who subscribe to the Malay paper for 24-months at $19.90/month will receive a complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.1") Wi-Fi® (retail price at $398).The tablet will come with the News Tablet app installed and users can read Berita Harian via this integrated digital experience. Existing subscribers can top up $14.90/month for 2 years to enjoy this deal. The package will also include access to the Berita Harian website and mobile application.
This pre-installed News Tablet app features auto-login and does not require a password after activation. It also downloads the latest Berita Harian e-paper automatically in a Wi-Fi environment for subscribers to read on the go and share interesting articles and advertisements with family and friends on social media. Each e-paper is archived for 14 days.
Mr Saat A Rahman, Editor for Berita Harian said: "We are excited to offer the BH News Tablet to our subscribers. Technology has become a big part of our daily lives and we would like to provide our readers with a new and innovative way of enjoying our content digitally, without losing the traditional experience of reading Berita Harian in print. With the BH News Tablet, readers can now enjoy the best of both worlds. With features like an auto-upload of the day's latest edition of BH e-Paper as well as a one-time log in and an easy-to-use sharing function, the tablet will allow our readers to keep up to date with the latest news, wherever they are and at any time."
Ms Sarah Chua, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore added: “Our first collaboration with SPH to offer the Chinese news app via a customised and secure Knox platform on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 was well received by readers. We are now extending the same value proposition of a seamless and secure solution to the readers of Berita Harian. They will be allowed instant access to the latest news on a mobile device that offers an immersive multimedia experience. We believe that this offering together with SPH will continue to enrich the lives of Singaporeans as we progress towards a Smart Nation society.”
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Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.
SPH's core business is publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
On the property front, SPH owns approximately 70% in a real estate investment trust called SPH REIT which comprises Paragon, a premier upscale retail mall and medical suite/office property in Orchard Road, The Clementi Mall, a mid-market suburban mall and The Rail Mall, a stretch of shopping and dining outlets along Upper Bukit Timah Road. SPH REIT also holds 85% equity stake in Figtree Grove, a freehold sub-regional shopping centre in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. SPH owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing a new commercial cum residential site, The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It also owns a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom.
It is in the aged care sector and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest nursing homes.
SPH runs a regional events arm and a chain of Buzz retail outlets. It also invested in the education business.