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.
SkillsFuture Study Awards
Media Market Conduct Code
Story Lab programme: Game Writing Master Class
Turn your ideas into reality.
Media Literacy CouncilResources to help you consume media content safely and responsibly
Asian storytelling takes centre stage at the Singapore Media Festival, as Southeast Asia’s leading international media event returns for its third edition this year, from 23 November through 9 December 2016.
mm2 Entertainment announced a partnership with the Media Development Authority of Singapore to develop local Chinese language scriptwriters for Singapore’s film industry.
On 16 March 2016, the Media Development Authority of Singapore issued a Closing Note to the Public Consultation on the Proposed Amendments to the Consumer Protection Measures in Part Three of the MMCC.
Commissioned production houses will create content for the international network’s flagship National Geographic factual channels
Creative Collective, a new industry educational and engagement programme is set to inspire, inform and facilitate a new generation of commercial online content creators in Singapore.
Over 300 awards from Government agencies under the Ministry of Communications and Information will open for applications from 15 April 2016 to 14 June 2016.
Two Singapore films will be making their World Premieres at the 69th Cannes Film Festival. The two films are Boo Junfeng’s Apprentice, Official Selection of the Un Certain Regard, and K. Rajagopal’s A Yellow Bird, Official Selection of the 55th La Semaine de la Critique (Critics’ Week). Both films have cast actors from Singapore and the region, and have been picked up by international sales agents.
Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) is one of Asia's premiere film industry events, and sets to promote cross-business partnerships as internationally renowned producers, distributors, investors and professionals gather to promote, network and create business opportunities.
In today’s rapidly changing media landscape, internet has become a part of our daily life. It is essential to be connected to the digital world for communication, entertainment, learning and more. But what are some issues we face in this wired world, what are the potential impact it has on the community, and what would you do to promote a better and happier internet?
Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore (ATF/SS) is Asia's entertainment content market for the financing, co-producing, buying and selling of entertainment content across all platforms. This year, hear from a bigger group of industry leaders at the ATF and ScreenSingapore conferences. Keynote speakers include D.J. Lee, President, Media Content Business, CJ E&M (Korea), Rene Rechtman, Head, International, Maker Studios (USA) and Qiu Yuan Yuan, President, JSBC International Co. Ltd.
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