Singapore, 9 December 2019 – The Straits Times (ST) readers will be able to enjoy a different digital experience with the brand new ST News Tablet.
On 18 December, Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is launching a new e-newspaper subscription plan for the ST News Tablet, which comes with a customised app pre-installed on a Samsung tablet. At an introductory offer of $24.90 per month with a two-year contract, readers will get a subscription to the e-newspaper and the Samsung Tab A 10.1” Wi-Fi tablet, which retails at $398.
It is available for pre-order at stsub.sg/earlybird from today, with limited slots available for Christmas.
Customers who register their interest via the pre-order website can access a private pre-sale link on 18 December. They will be able to redeem their ST News Tablets from 20 to 22 December and receive a free limited edition ST tablet cover with every purchase, in time for Christmas.
Each ST News Tablet is preloaded with the News Tablet app which features an auto login and does not require a password after activation. It also auto downloads the latest e-newspaper in a Wi-Fi environment for the subscriber to read on the go, clip news articles and share with family and friends on social media. Each e-newspaper is archived for 14 days.
Mr Warren Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief of SPH's English/ Malay/ Tamil Media Group and ST Editor said: "We are constantly looking for ways to connect with our audience so as to better serve them with content from the ST newsroom. The new ST News Tablet will be a boon for our subscribers, who will get to own a brand new tablet at a special price, with the ST served readily to them every time they pick it up. It's a good deal and makes a great gift for this festive season."
The ST News Tablet follows the success of the news tablets for Chinese news products Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao and Shin Min Daily News, and Berita Harian (BH), which were launched in March and September respectively. More than 11,000 subscribers have signed up for the Chinese News Tablet within the first six months, while the BH News Tablet has garnered 1,000 subscribers in two months since launch.
Ms Sarah Chua, Vice President, IT & Mobile, Samsung Electronics Singapore said: "We are very happy to continue our partnership with SPH by extending the same value proposition of a customised and secure solution to ST readers via the Samsung Knox platform on the Galaxy Tab A 10.1" tablet. We are confident that ST readers will also enjoy the seamless experience of reading the latest news as much as the Chinese newspapers and BH readers."
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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.
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.