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SPH launches free digital audio streaming app, Awedio

Singapore, 19 April 2021 - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has harnessed its extensive range of audio offerings through its newly launched free digital audio streaming app, Awedio. To reach out to a wider digital audience, the platform provides all-day local entertainment with uninterrupted live streaming of SPH Radio stations, SPH news publications’ audio offerings, and local podcasts. 

Apart from tuning in to SPH Radio stations (MONEY FM 89.3, ONE FM 91.3, Kiss92 FM, 96.3好FM, and UFM100.3) live, users who missed their favourite radio shows and segments can also catch up via the stations’ podcasts on demand.

In addition, Awedio delivers original and exclusive local podcasts, with topics ranging from health, entertainment, true crime, supernatural phenomena, and even bedtime stories for children through ‘The Land before Bedtime’ podcast narrated by radio personalities Tim Oh, Carol Smith, Desiree Lai, Angelique Teo and Charmaine Phua.

Listeners can also stay up-to-date with current affairs, lifestyle, local and international news, business and personal finance by listening to podcasts from The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao and The Business Times. This includes The Business Times’ Mark To Market and Berita Harian’s #NoTapis podcasts.
 
This new feature is significant as SPH Radio’s podcast numbers have seen a twofold increase in 2020, showing a growth in audience who are interested not only in traditional linear radio programming, but also non-linear on-demand quality audio content.  

Designed around consumers’ preferences and consumption habits, the app offers users the following key features:
  • Easy podcast discovery: Onboarding screens and intuitive categorisation allow users to do a quick search on available podcasts based on topics of interest
  • Push notifications: Listeners will be notified just before their favourite radio show is starting, or when a new episode of their favourite podcast show is released.
  • Podcast downloads: Favourite podcasts can be downloaded to reduce mobile data usage and queued on users’ devices for listening on the go
  • Seamless user experience: Registered users can manage their Queued, Downloaded Podcasts and ‘Following’ content in one view
  • Sleep timer: The app turns the audio stream off at the desired time
  • Biometric login: Registered users with a mySPH account can log in seamlessly to enjoy exclusive features such as adding shows to queue and podcast downloads. 
Users of the app can look forward to more features over the next few months. This includes the integration of social elements such as in-app messaging, uninterrupted access to the radio shows’ Facebook Live streams, the ability to cast audio on other broadcast devices and more.

The app is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Mr Sim Hong Huat, General Manager of SPH Radio, said: “The pandemic has brought about a resurgence in national pride and digital content consumption, and Awedio certainly fits the bill in paying homage to the local culture with its hyperlocal digital audio content. The team is constantly devising ways to enrich our users’ experience and will continue to deliver value to our unwavering base of listeners and advertisers.”

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For more information, please contact:
Tan Bi Wen (Ms)
Head of Marketing & Business Planning
SPH Radio Pte. Ltd.
DID: +65 6319 5537
Email: bwtan@sph.com.sg
 
Rebecca Chee (Ms)
Senior Executive (Corporate Communications & CSR)
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
DID: +65 6319 1124
Email: rchee@sph.com.sg

About SPH Radio Pte Ltd

SPH Radio Pte Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings and operates five radio stations, MONEY FM 89.3, ONE FM 91.3, Kiss92, 96.3好FM (96.3 Hao FM) and UFM100.3.

MONEY FM 89.3 is Singapore’s first and only radio station dedicated to business and personal finance. The station aims to educate the general listener who takes an interest in everyday personal finance matters like retirement planning, sensible investing and responsible saving. Listeners will also get insights and opinions from newsmakers, industry leaders, market movers and shakers, as well as other financial experts.
 
ONE FM 91.3 is an English music station playing adult pop from the 80s to present, targeting listeners above 40. The station features lifestyle news and the latest on sports.  

Singapore’s fastest growing station, Kiss92, targets women and families. Kiss92 provides in-depth women and family content, coupled with adult contemporary music. Women aged 30 and above, and families will find the channel informative and entertaining.  

96.3好FM is a Mandarin infotainment music station catered to fans aged 45 and above. The station takes listeners through a musical journey of their formative years with classics from the 80s and 90s. 96.3好FM also works very closely with the SPH Chinese Newsrooms to deliver up to date news and discussion, keeping listeners informed on the go.  

UFM100.3 is a highly-charged Mandarin music station targeting working professionals aged between 35-49 years that is specially catered to their lifestyle. Its creative, lively and engaging delivery style is able to consistently hook listeners on for a far longer period of listening.  

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
 
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 in the 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 66% in SPH REIT whose portfolio comprises three properties in Singapore, namely Paragon, The Clementi Mall and The Rail Mall. In Australia, SPH REIT holds an 85% stake in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre and a 50% stake in Westfield Marion Shopping Centre. SPH also owns and operates The Seletar Mall and is developing an integrated development consisting of The Woodleigh Residences and The Woodleigh Mall. It is also an owner, manager and developer of a portfolio of Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in the United Kingdom and Germany. It currently operates two distinctive brands, Student Castle and Capitol Students.
 
SPH is in the aged care sector in Singapore and Japan, and owns Orange Valley, one of Singapore's largest private nursing homes. It also invested in the education and events business.
 
For more information, please visit www.sph.com.sg.
 
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