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.
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Enjoy enhanced viewing experience with Digital TV
The scheme will help low-income Singaporean households make a smooth transition from analogue to digital TV, so that they can continue to enjoy their favourite Mediacorp TV programmes.
If you have StarHub TV or Singtel TV service, or a digital-ready integrated television (IDTV) connected to an antenna, you can already enjoy Mediacorp's digital TV channels. You do not need to do anything.
If you don't, you may qualify for a free digital set-top box and indoor antenna (package) under the
Digital TV (DTV) Assistance Scheme.
A working TV set;
No pay TV subscription or integrated television (IDTV; i.e. TV with built-in DVB-T2 digital tuner);
At least one Singapore household member; and
For economically active householdsMonthly household income* of $1,900 or below, or monthly household income per household member# of $600 or below;orFor households with no incomeAnnual Value (AV)^ of residence of $13,000 or below.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPLY:
If you meet the above criteria AND stay in a one or two-room HDB rental flat or receive public assistance from ComCare**, CHAS^^ or self-help groups (CDAC, SINDA, Yayasan MENDAKI, Sikh Welfare Council),
as you will be automatically included in the scheme.
When your estate can receive Digital TV, MDA will send a notification letter to you with information on how you can obtain the Assistance Scheme package.
Each eligible household is entitled to one Assistance Scheme package.
*Monthly household income is the total monthly income of family members living at the same address. Monthly income refers to your basic income, overtime pay, allowances, cash awards, commissions and bonuses.
#Monthly household income per person is the monthly household income divided by the total number of family members living at the same address, including children.
^Annual value (AV) is the estimated annual rent of your home if it is rented out. The AV of most HDB flats is ≤ $13,000. You can check the annual value of your home from your property tax bill or from myTax Portal at
**Active ComCare recipients provided by the Ministry of Social and Family Development to MDA on the first day of every month.
^^Refers to CHAS Blue Card holders who qualified under the CHAS criteria of household with no income and the Annual Value (AV) of their residence as reflected on their NRIC is $13,000 and below.
You can apply for the Assistance Scheme when your estate is able to receive Digital TV. To know if your estate is ready for Digital TV,
look out for posters in your estate;
check the DTV map at
check with your nearest Community Centre/Club.
Pick up an application form (with enclosed envelope) at your nearest Community Centre/Club or HDB Branch Office when your estate is ready for Digital TV. You can also download the form
If you are using your own envelope, you can mail the completed form to this address:
DTV Assistance Scheme Media Development Authority 3 Fusionopolis Way#14-22 Symbiosis Singapore 138633
For further assistance, please refer to the
FAQs or contact:
MDA DTV Assistance Scheme Hotline
General enquiries on the DTV Assistance Scheme (Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am – 6pm)
1800 388 4357
For auto-inclusion households or approved eligible households:
Appointment Scheduling to receive the package (Daily, 9am – 9pm)
Technical Assistance regarding the package (Daily, 9am – 6pm)
Technical assistance with reception of the DTV channels
DTV Assistance Scheme Posters
English / Tamil version
Malay / Chinese version
DTV Assistance Scheme Brochure
Download Brochure (in 4 languages)
DTV Assistance Scheme Application Form
Download Application Form