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.
In 2025, we envision a Singapore transformed for the better by infocomm media. It will be a place where infocomm media enables a better quality of life for our people through world-class connectivity, compelling local content, and technologies to make everyday lives smoother and more convenient.
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.
Singapore Media Festival
Annual Report 2014/2015
Infocomm Media 2025: Media Programmes
Turn your ideas into reality.
Media Literacy CouncilResources to help you consume media content safely and responsibly
On 22 January 2016, MDA granted SingNet Pte Ltd (“SingNet”) an exemption from its obligations under Paragraph 2.7 of the Media Market Conduct Code (“Code”) to cross-carry the offering of free preview of BPL content to all subscribers on the Singtel TV platform from 5 February 2016 to 11 February 2016 (“CNY BPL Free Preview”). This industry circular sets out MDA’s considerations in relation to the above.
The P-Assist Grant Scheme focuses on generating a pipeline of Singapore projects and nurturing Singaporean talent in credited roles; while the NTFG, encourages first and second-time directors to launch their careers in feature filmmaking. Applications for film projects under these schemes are by CFP
The second edition of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF) will run from 26 November to 6 December 2015, with a stronger line-up of events featuring a new constituent event “Digital Matters”.
The Media Development Authority (MDA) will allocate air-time on free-to-air radio and television for Party Political Broadcasts during General Election 2015.
The MDA strongly disagrees with Singapore Democratic Party Secretary-General Dr Chee Soon Juan’s view that our decision to classify “Pappy Washing Powder” as a party political film (PPF) was a “partisan political move”.
Earlier in April 2015, MDA announced that it’ll be issuing two Calls-for-Proposal (CFP) for D-Assist and P-Assist (Film) applications in a year. Dates for the second P-assist CFP for Film submissions for 2015 will be brought forward from Dec to Aug 2015. The CFP will open on 24 Aug 2015 and close on 30 Sep 2015, 5pm.
The 19th edition of Hong Kong International Film and TV Market will take place from 23 to 26 March 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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