Kuala Lumpur, 29 December 2014 – Media Prima Berhad (“Media Prima” or “the Group”), Malaysia’s leading fully integrated media investment group is proud to announce that the Group has been selected amongst a few Malaysian companies that has met the globally recognised standards for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index (F4GBM).
According to Bursa Malaysia, the F4GBM Index was developed in collaboration with FTSE as part of the globally benchmarked FTSE4Good Index Series and is aligned with other leading global Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project. The F4GBM Index is used to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance practices. Bursa Malaysia had on 22 December announced the launch of the ESG Index.
Media Prima has met all the internationally benchmarked criteria under the index that measure such things as efforts in environmental conservation, the impact of social responsibility initiatives on the community and the practice of good governance through responsible and ethical decision making.
Media Prima believes that the membership to the FTS4EGood Bursa Malaysia Index is a strong recognition of its commitment to responsible business practices, good corporate governance and care for the environment. It is also a strong endorsement of the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that have benefitted many communities in Malaysia and abroad.
About Media Prima
Media Prima Berhad (Media Prima), a company listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia, is Malaysia’s leading fully-integrated media group. The Group is also one of Malaysia’s Top 100 largest listed companies by revenue.
The Group has equity interests in TV3, 8TV, ntv7 and TV9. In addition, the Group also owns more than 98 percent equity interest in The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (NSTP), Malaysia’s largest publisher with three national newspapers; New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Harian Metro.
The Group has strong online presence through its digital media subsidiary, Media Prima Digital, via the entertainment portal gua.com.my, women’s lifestyle portal seroja.com.my and tonton.com.my, the No. 1 Malaysian video portal with HD-ready quality viewing experience that offers the individualism of customised content and interactivity of social networking, which now has close to 4 million registered users.
Emas is the first classic channel in Malaysia showcasing Media Prima’s production of popular TV programmes and is available on platforms such as HyppTV and ABN. The Group also owns three radio stations, Fly FM, Hot FM and one FM.
The Group’s leadership position in the Out-of-Home Advertising business is represented by Big Tree Outdoor Sdn. Bhd., UPD Sdn. Bhd., The Right Channel Sdn. Bhd., Kurnia Outdoor Sdn. Bhd. and Jupiter Outdoor Network Sdn. Bhd.
The Group also owns a content creation subsidiary, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s largest production company, producing TV content and feature films since 1984 and 1994 respectively.