Media Prima’s new business initiatives will be a matter for growth

November 29, 2017 - tonton

KUALA LUMPUR: Media Prima Bhd, Malaysia’s heading fully-integrated media group, is confident that a business initiatives launched underneath a business mutation devise final year will be a matter for destiny growth.

Under a plan, a group’s income contributions from digital, non-traditional promotion and commerce had doubled for a initial 9 months of 2017 compared to a analogous duration of 2016.

Combined revenues from digital advertising, home shopping, e-commerce and subscription-based OTT use grew from RM50 million to RM123 million for a nine-month period.

Group authority Tan Sri Ismee Ismail pronounced Media Prima is committed to delivering value to a shareholders by capitalising on a increasing direct for e-commerce and digital calm among consumers.

“The organization is invariably bettering to a increasingly severe and rival handling sourroundings by executing a business mutation devise that focuses on delivering new income streams while implementing constructional changes within a organization to raise efficiency.

“We trust a devise will capacitate Media Prima to urge a cost structures and emanate value in a brief and middle terms,” he said.

Group handling executive Datuk Kamal Khalid pronounced a organization had been implementing a new business initiatives and done pivotal constructional changes within a organization that includes organisational restructuring, manpower rightsizing, shortening imitation production comforts while strategically investing in digital edition capabilities by a vital merger of Rev Asia in Aug this year.

“We have also ventured into new markets abroad that is another critical member of a mutation plan. The organization has extended a consumers services such as tonton into Singapore and Brunei while Primeworks Studios has been offered video calm to tellurian OTT providers such as Netflix and Iflix,” he said.

For a nine-month period, CJ Wow Shop contributed RM92.9 million in revenue.

The organization skeleton to boost a home offered segment’s bearing to serve daub a nation’s flourishing home shopping/e-commerce markets.

Expansion by diversifying into some-more internal product offerings is also on a cards.

The New Straits Times Press and Media Prima Radio Networks available over 100 per cent expansion in digital income for year-to-date compared to a prior year.

Revenue for Media Prima’s consumer subscription-based services such as tonton increasing 27 per cent while preparation portal FullAMark doubled a sales for a year.

Kamal pronounced a strech had never been aloft as audiences and advertisers pierce towards a digital calm supposing by a media platforms.

Media Prima’s Harian Metro portal, for instance, available 3.7 million singular visitors in Aug 2017 around mobile devices, a top among all internal news publications.

BH singular visitors stood during 3 million singular visitors while tonton now has over 7 million purebred users.

With a inclusion of Rev Asia, a digital strech currently stands as a third top in Malaysia, behind usually to Facebook and Google.

Kamal pronounced while a income contributions from a new digital and commerce initiatives had nonetheless to equivalent a decrease in income by Media Prima’s normal businesses, a organization believes that it is a step in a right direction.

Media Prima‘s income for a 9 months finished Sep 2017 eased 8 per cent, due to reduce promotion and journal sales as a change to digital media among consumers continued.

Its net detriment was RM284.9 million especially due to a spoil of investment in an associate in Jun 2017 and Early Retirement Scheme (ERS) remuneration in August.

If a one-off spoil of investment in an associate and ERS remuneration were excluded, a organization posted a reduce net detriment of RM90.2 million.

“We will continue to urge a care position in a normal businesses. Our subsidiaries Big Tree Outdoor (BTO), Media Prima Radio Networks and Media Prima Digital, remained resilient, recording 5 per cent, dual per cent and 41 per cent revenue expansion respectively compared to a same duration in 2016.

“BTO is approaching to advantage from a rollout of new promotion resources along a Mass Rapid Transit line and a Light Rapid Transit line extensions. BTO will continue to be a clever writer to a group’s income relocating forward,” pronounced Kamal. 

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