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Singapore’s Media Development Authority has relaxed its rules to allow ‘R21’ rated TV series such as “Game of Thrones” and movies such as “Pulp Fiction” or “Fifty Shades of Grey” to be shown on online streaming services. Such content must, however, be kept behind parental locks that are accessible only with a PIN code. And users must prove their age. The new rules were quietly uploaded to the MDA’s website earlier this month under the heading “Information Circular in respect of MDA’s Required Baseline Safeguards for Over-The-Top Content Services Offering R21 Content.” Before the rule change shows such as “Game …
Words Go Round

SINGAPORE, 12 January 2016 – Look forward to meaningful new collaborations at the sixth edition of Words Go Round (WGR), the Singapore Writers Festival’s programme for students, teachers and the community. With a line-up of nearly 60 Singaporean and international authors including Suchen Christine Lim (Singapore), Hyrul Anuar (Singapore), TT Dhavamanni (Singapore), Yann Samuel (France), and Brandon Mull (US), WGR continues to reach out to young creative minds in schools, as well as to members of the public who have an interest in literature. Inspired by the written word and beyond – from graphic art and spoken-word performances to theatre …

Always looking to foster the development of ideas from Singapore, the Media Development Authority is currently revising its grant schemes. Its CEO tells ttv all about this and more.  Like a mother who guides her children toward their first steps, the Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore was formed with the main aim of building a foundation of companies, people and projects in Singapore’s local media industry. That meant participating in the entire process of a project: idea pitching, funding, production and the project’s internationalization. However, after a couple of years of work, the children started walking by themselves and something had …
Singapore rewrites funding rules

Singapore is to tear down its government film financing infrastructure and replace it with five simplified schemes that cross all aspects of media and entertainment. The announcement was made this afternoon (Wednesday, 28 Sep) by the Media Development Authority of Singapore in a briefing to the local industry.

Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) has streamlined its suite of funding programmes to provide a more systematic approach to support an increasingly sophisticated media industry. It has whittled down the number of assistance schemes from the current 46 to just five.

To have a great idea, have a lot of them, American inventor Thomas Edison once said. That is probably what the Media Development Authority (MDA) had in mind when it decided to overhaul its numerous funding schemes. In order to increase its chances of getting more hits than misses, the agency announced yesterday that it will fund specific phases of product creation.