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Media Prima Berhad
TypePublic limited company
MYX: 4502
IndustryMass media, entertainment
Founded23 September 2003; 18 years ago (2003-09-23)
HeadquartersNew Straits Times Press
Balai Berita, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Radio and Television
Sri Pentas, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Key people
  • Datuk (Dr) Syed Hussian bin Syed Junid
  • (Chairman)[1]
  • Rafiq Razali
  • (Group Managing Director)[2]
Number of employees
3,897 (December 2018)
DivisionsTV3, NTV7, 8TV, TV9, tonton, Wow Shop, 8FM, Buletin FM, Fly FM, Hot FM, Ais Kacang, SuperDeals, New Straits Times Press, Primeworks Studios, Big Tree, Rev Media Group

Media Prima Berhad (MYX: 4502) is a Malaysian media and entertainment group based in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. It is Malaysia's largest media and entertainment company with businesses in television, print, radio, out-of-home advertising, content creation and digital media. The Group has four television channels — TV3, NTV7, 8TV and TV9 and four radio stations – 8FM, Buletin FM, Fly FM and Hot FM. Media Prima is also the owner of New Straits Times Press, Malaysia's largest newspaper publisher with three national news brands – New Straits Times, Berita Harian and Harian Metro.

Media Prima was formed in 2003 out of the demerger of Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) media assets, namely Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad (which runs TV3) and The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad, which the latter held since 1993.[4] The Group currently ranks third in Malaysia in digital reach following the 2017 acquisition of REV Asia Holdings, one of Southeast Asia's leading digital media groups.[5] In 2018, Media Prima became the number one choice for mobile content ahead of Google and Facebook.[6]

Business divisions

Drama Sangat logo.
Drama Sangat logo.

Media Prima Television Networks

Media Prima owns and operates four free-to-air television channels, each of them functioning under their own branding and subsidiaries. TV3 and NTV7 were established long before Media Prima exist, while others, 8TV and TV9 were formed through the group's acquisition of defunct television companies.

Name Company Language Notes
TV3 Sistem Televisyen Malaysia Berhad Malay, English, Hindi, Indonesian Launched on 1 June 1984. Both New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad and its owner company are the founding members of Media Prima.
NTV7 Natseven TV Sdn Bhd Malay, English, Chinese (Mandarin) Launched on 7 April 1998. Brought by Media Prima in 2005. The network airing most of urban shows and formerly Chinese dramas. Most of the timeslot is currently taken over by government for educational TV programmes under the DidikTV KPM network.
8TV Metropolitan TV Sdn Bhd Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien) Formerly known as MetroVision (1995–1999). Launched on 8 January 2004.
TV9 Ch-9 Media Sdn Bhd Malay, Hindi Formerly known as Channel 9 (2003–2005). Launched on 1 April 2006.

Drama Sangat is a television channel that airs reruns of Malay drama series from TV3, NTV7 and TV9 and local Chinese drama series from NTV7 and 8TV. WOWSHOP is the group's teleshopping network. It was established on 22 February 2016 as CJ Wow Shop, a joint venture with Korean conglomerate CJ Group's subsidiary, CJ E&M. The teleshopping network became a fully owned subsidiary after the group bought CJ's remaining 49% stake.[7][8] Like its Astro counterpart - Go Shop, Wow Shop is divided into Malay and Mandarin language editions. Apart from TV3, 8TV and TV9, Wow Shop is also available in two purpose-built channels on my Freeview.[9] Tonton is the group's Over-the-top media service (OTT) which covers viewers across multiple devices such as computers, tablets, smartphones.[10]

Media Prima Audio

Media Prima Audio (formerly known as Media Prima Radio Networks and later Ripple) is an audience-focused digital media, broadcast and commerce company.[11] It includes four radio broadcast brands – 8FM (formerly One FM), Buletin FM (formerly Kool FM), Fly FM, and Hot FM, and a podcast platform – Audio+ (formerly Ais Kacang).[12]

Name Company Language Notes Ref
Fly FM Max-Airplay Sdn Bhd English Launched on 3 October 2005 [13]
Hot FM Synchrosound Studio Sdn Bhd Malay Launched on 6 February 2006 [14]
8FM 8FM Radio Sdn Bhd Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) Launched on 19 January 2009 [15]
Buletin FM Buletin FM Radio Sdn Bhd Malay Launched on 1 March 2016 [16]

New Straits Times Press

Media Prima owns more than 98% equity interest in The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad (“NSTP”), which owns three of Malaysia's most recognised print and online news brands – New Straits Times,[17] Berita Harian and Harian Metro,[18][19] as well as their respective weekend editions.[20] Apart from News brands, New Straits Times Press also owned subsidiary Print Towers Sdn Bhd, tertiary education reference website Mind Campus[21] and learning portal FullAMark.[22]

Out-of-home advertising

  • Big Tree[23]
    • Kurnia Outdoor
    • UPD
    • The Right Channel
    • Gotcha
    • Big Tree Seni Jaya

Production and distribution

  • Primeworks Studios
    • Primeworks Distribution
    • Alternate Records & Talents

Media Prima's content creation arm, Primeworks Studios Sdn Bhd, is one of Malaysia's production houses with content output in diverse categories covering television, cinema, and digital platforms.[24]


REV Media Group consists of the following brands:

  • 8Coin (English)[26]
  • Audience Plus (English)[27]
  • IGN Southeast Asia (English)[28]
  • Juice online (English)[29]
  • Mashable Southeast Asia (English)[30]
  • Kongsi Resipi (Malay)[31]
  • My Game On (Malay)[32]
  • MyResipi (Malay)[33]
  • Oh Bulan! (Malay)[34]
  • Sirap Limau (Malay)[35]
  • Vocket (Malay)[36]
  • Rojaklah (Chinese)[37]
  • Tantan News (Chinese)[38]
  • Viral Cham (Chinese)[39]
  • Says (English and Malay)[40]
  • TechNave (English, Malay and Chinese)[41]
  • Tonton Xtra[42]
  • Media Prima Labs

Integrated Solution Provider

  • Media Prima Omnia[43]



2018 bomb threat

On 28 August 2018, Media Prima's Sri Pentas headquarters was forced to evacuate following a false bomb threat. The police gave an order to evacuate the company's office at 10.30 pm. About 200 Media Prima employees were evacuated from the building. They were allowed to re-enter the building after two hours of inspection. The police did not find anything suspicious.[44]

Following the cancellation of Nightline, TV3 aired the announcement about the incident. Royal Malaysia Police's bomb detector unit arrived at 11.40 pm to handle the case. The Fire and Rescue Department received the phone call from the police at 11.19 pm following the incident. The case was investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code, and the police found it was a false bomb threat.[45] Two men were arrested in Temerloh, Pahang on 29 August 2018.[46]


  1. ^ "Syed Hussain Syed Junid".
  2. ^ "Iskandar Mizal Mahmood".
  3. ^ "Media Prima redesignates Mohd Rafiq as group managing director". October 2021.
  4. ^ Corporate Structure
  5. ^ "Media Prima on path to become leading digital-first content and commerce company".
  6. ^ "Media Prima beats Google & Facebook as Malaysia's most popular choice for mobile content". 30 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Media Prima buys remaining stake in CJ Wow Shop". New Straits Times. 1 September 2020.
  8. ^ Janice Tan (30 October 2020). "Media Prima's CJ Wow Shop undergoes brand refresh, unveils online avatar". Marketing Interactive.
  9. ^ Wow Shop's official website
  10. ^ Tonton's official website
  11. ^ Media Prima Audio official website
  12. ^ Audio+ official website
  13. ^ Fly FM's official website
  14. ^ Hot FM's official website
  15. ^ 8FM's official website
  16. ^ Buletin FM's official website
  17. ^ New Straits Times' official website
  18. ^ Berita Harian's official website
  19. ^ Harian Metro's official website
  20. ^ New Straits Times Press' official website
  21. ^ Mind Campus' official website
  22. ^ FullAMark's official website
  23. ^ Big Tree's official website
  24. ^ Primeworks Studios' official website
  25. ^ Rev Media's official website
  26. ^ 8Coin's official website
  27. ^ Audience Plus' official website
  28. ^ IGN Southeast Asia's official website
  29. ^ Juice online's official website
  30. ^ Mashable Southeast Asia's official website
  31. ^ Kongsi Resipi's official website
  32. ^ My Game On's official website
  33. ^ MyResipi's official website
  34. ^ Oh Bulan!'s official website
  35. ^ Sirap Limau's official website
  36. ^ Vocket's official website
  37. ^ Rojaklah's official website
  38. ^ Tantan News' official website
  39. ^ Viral Cham's official website
  40. ^ Says' official website
  41. ^ Tech Nave's official website
  42. ^ Tonton Xtra's official website
  43. ^ Media Prima Omnia's official website
  44. ^ Alya Alhadri (29 August 2019). "Bangunan Media Prima dikosongkan susulan ancaman bom". Malaysiakini. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  45. ^ Fazrik Kamaruddin (29 August 2018). "Ancaman bom di Sri Pentas palsu". Berita Harian. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  46. ^ Fazrik Kamaruddin (29 August 2018). "Pemanggil ancaman bom palsu ditahan". Harian Metro. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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