MDA aims to create a world-class media cluster that produces globally-competitive content across various sectors. Find out more about MDA’s plans to grow the sector and make Singapore media an admired brand internationally.
MDA's grants and schemes are tailored to the needs of the media industry. Find out how the grants and schemes can help companies and individuals through each stage of a project, from idea conceptualisation to talent development.
Hear from the rising stars on their latest works and how the grants and schemes have helped them to realise their dreams.
Singapore has a buzzing media sector with expertise in animation, broadcast, film, games, interactive media or publishing. Find out more out what Singapore’s media sectors have to offer.
These industry brochures highlight some of the media content that have been produced by Singapore over the past few years. They also feature some of Singapore's more prolific media companies and talented individuals, who have contributed in many ways to a thriving media scene.
As a place to live, work, play and learn, Mediapolis seeks to attract a new generation of media professionals who push boundaries and challenge norms. It acts as an incubator from which emerging media technologies can be created, nurtured and launched.
Experience some of the best media content Singapore has to offer, and find out more about the talents behind these productions.
As a regulator for the industry, MDA aims to formulate and administer policies that enable a vibrant media sector while safeguarding the interests of the public.
Find out more about the various Acts, Codes of Practice and Guidelines that guide the media industry.
MDA has put in place a content classification framework to help the public make more informed media choices, along with conducive and clear regulatory frameworks to encourage innovation and promotes fair competition. Find out more about the MDA policies that guide the media sector.
Classification enables consumers to make informed choices while protecting the young. Find out more about MDA’s content classification approach, content codes and guidelines.
Companies or individuals involved in various media activities are required to obtain the relevant licences from MDA. Get more information on the various types of licences issued by MDA.
In discharging its role, MDA engages multiple stakeholders from the public to industry players to ensure our policies and initiatives are up to date. Find out more about MDA’s consultations and how you can also be part of the process.
To help the public navigate the sea of media choices, MDA spearheads a number of media literacy education and cyber wellness programmes.
MDA supports the Media Literacy Council (MLC) in partnering with industry, community and Government to champion and develop public education and awareness programmes on media literacy and cyber wellness. Find out more about MLC initiatives for both students and the public.
In tandem with global trends, Singapore will be migrating to digital TV. Find out more out about Singapore’s digital TV journey and how you can enjoy the benefits the new technology bring.
MDA promotes and regulates the media sector, so as to contribute towards economic growth and help foster a cohesive and inclusive society in Singapore.
MDA is guided by its mission, vision and core values to ensure a globally competitive Singapore media sector.
MDA was formed on 1 January 2003 by the merger of Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA), the Films and Publications Department (FPD) and the Singapore Film Commission (SFC), to champion the development of a vibrant media sector in Singapore.
The MDA Board is chaired by Mr Niam Chiang Meng, Chairman of MDA. The members guide the work of MDA and help chart the growth of Singapore’s media industry.
The MDA Senior Management seeks to ensure that the MDA’s work contributes towards economic growth of the Singapore media sector and helps foster a cohesive and inclusive society.
MDA’s annual report charts its key milestones of the year and the efforts it has put in to promote and regulate the Singapore media industry.
Stay updated with the latest news from MDA through our news releases and speeches.
Keep updated with the latest developments in the local media scene.
Find out what are the upcoming media events in Singapore and around the world.
MDA supports media-related research projects that provide valuable inputs into our policy formulation process and relevant industry development work. Find out what are some of the research projects that MDA has supported.
Find more out about how you can play a part in developing Singapore’s media industry.
As part of its continuous efforts in achieving service excellence, MDA is committed to providing prompt and timely services to all parties.
The DTV Assistance Scheme is now available to help low income households make a smooth transition to Digital TV. Find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply.
Realise your creative aspirations with MDA Media Education Scholarship. Follow in the footsteps of outstanding predecessors and let this scholarship bring your dreams to life.
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Find out how content classification standards can help you to make more informed choices.
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The 2nd instalment of Mata Mata explores post-independent Singapore in the 70s - a time where new Singapore saw great transformation and change.
Singapore Media GalleryExperience some of the best local content in Singapore!
Media Literacy CouncilResources to help you consume media content safely and responsibly
The Media Development Authority (MDA) has, on 30 Sept 2014, notified The Opinion Collaborative Ltd (TOC Ltd), the corporate entity behind The Online Citizen (TOC), to register under the Broadcasting (Class Licence) Notification, which was enacted under Section 9 of the Broadcasting Act.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) has launched the Digital TV Assistance Scheme to help eligible low-income households switch to digital TV.
To better support the local music sector, The Media Development Authority (MDA) and the National Arts Council (NAC) have consolidated their grant schemes for musicians with effect from 1 September 2014.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) has launched a public consultation today on its proposed recommendations to enhance consumer protection measures under the Media Market Conduct Code (MMCC).
The Media Development Authority (MDA) has classified the film “To Singapore, With Love” as Not Allowed for All Ratings (NAR).
Previous assistance given to the music sector under MDA’s grant schemes will be fully supportable under NAC’s music schemes or initiatives.
Organized by China Central Television (CCTV), the China International Film & TV Programs Exhibition (CIFTPE) brings some of the best international film and TV programmes to Beijing, China.
Singapore’s delegation of 23 companies heads to MIPCOM 2014 , one of the largest audiovisual and digital content markets for entertainment content across all platforms.
Find out the latest news about Singapore’s media industry and community
Jul & AUG '14 / Issue 24