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AsiaOne
Type of site
News, lifestyle, entertainment content aggregator
Headquarters
Singapore
URL www.asiaone.com Edit this at Wikidata
CommercialYes

AsiaOne.com is a Singaporean news and lifestyle website and news aggregator. It is Singapore's first pure play digital content platform, serving readers primarily in Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. [1] AsiaOne was launched in 1995 by Singapore Press Holdings. On 5 June 2000, SPH AsiaOne Ltd was listed on the Singapore Exchange. [2] It was delisted on 24 January 2002. [3] [4]

In 2018, AsiaOne was partially acquired by mm2 Asia, and operated as a joint venture between mm2 Asia and SPH Media. [5]

AsiaOne was revamped in July 2021, focusing on being "Off Centre, On Trend". [6] The website has had one of the largest readerships in Singapore, [7] having been listed in 2019 as the country’s fourth most popular news site. [8]

AsiaOne won the Silver award for the Best News Website Or Mobile Service for its NewsLite service in 2021 at the WAN-IFRA Asian Digital Media Awards. [9] The site itself also nominates the most prominent business leaders and ASEAN-friendly diplomats for prestigious awards each year. [10] [11]

In December 2022, AsiaOne completed a private buyout, with mm2 Asia and SPH Media remaining minority shareholders. [12]

Content

AsiaOne initially started as a news aggregator covering news from across the Southeast Asian region. Today, over 90% of its content is organically created by a team of in-house writers and video producer. Its core verticals are News, Entertainment, Lifestyle and Digital Culture. In April 2021, AsiaOne added a new sustainability-focused vertical, EarthOne. [13] The vertical house articles that discuss climate change and sustainability issues.

Over 60% of AsiaOne's readers are between the ages of 18 and 44. [14]

AsiaOne's website is free-to-use, and has a social media reach on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and Dailymotion.

AsiaOne's social media performance includes over 45 million reach on Facebook, with an average 10 million monthly Facebook engagements, and over 9.5 million monthly minutes viewed via FB watch. [15]

Management and staff

Low Huan Ping was the founding CEO of AsiaOne, [16] the current CEO is Sean Ler. [17]

The current Head of Content is Tan Thiam Peng. [18]

Previous editors include Margaret Thomas, Paul Jansen, Irene Ngoo, and Adrian Tay. [19]

References

  1. ^ "About Us -". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 17 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  2. ^ Hong, Shen; Webb, Sara. "SPH AsiaOne Will Delist From Singapore Exchange". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 28 April 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ "SPH AsiaOne delisting plan approved". www.telecompaper.com. Archived from the original on 28 April 2019. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Media Releases - SPH AsiaOne". www.asiaone.com. Archived from the original on 8 August 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  5. ^ Thaim Peng, Tan (1 June 2023). "Letter from the Editor: New website, new office, new hopes". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 5 June 2023. Retrieved 5 June 2023.
  6. ^ "AsiaOne". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 2 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  7. ^ "Top News And Media Websites Ranking in Singapore in July 2022". Similarweb. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  8. ^ Wong, Lester (19 August 2019). "Digital news portal AsiaOne marks first year as joint venture with strong growth in readership". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 18 November 2023. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  9. ^ "Asian Digital Media Awards 2021". WAN-IFRA. Archived from the original on 8 January 2023. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Dr HBM Iqbal receives "Bangladesh's Best Chairman 2022"award". The Financial Express (Bangladesh). 13 July 2023. Archived from the original on 18 November 2023. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  11. ^ Guessous, Hamza (11 February 2020). "Moroccan Ambassador to Bangkok Receives "AsiaOne" Award". Morocco World News. Archived from the original on 18 November 2023. Retrieved 18 November 2023.
  12. ^ "Letter from the Editor: New website, new office, new hopes". AsiaOne. 1 June 2023. Archived from the original on 5 June 2023. Retrieved 25 September 2023.
  13. ^ "Letter from the Editor: We only have one Earth". AsiaOne. 22 April 2021. Archived from the original on 2 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  14. ^ "asiaone.com Traffic Analytics & Market Share | Similarweb". Similarweb. Archived from the original on 23 November 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  15. ^ "AsiaOne". www.facebook.com. Archived from the original on 2 September 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  16. ^ "AsiaOne Internet to be headed by Low Huan Ping". www.telecompaper.com. 13 October 1999. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  17. ^ "AsiaOne announces new Chief Executive Officer". AsiaOne. 14 June 2021. Archived from the original on 24 June 2021. Retrieved 22 June 2021.
  18. ^ "Letter from the Editor: Off centre, on trend". AsiaOne. Archived from the original on 20 February 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  19. ^ migration (7 May 2014). "AsiaOne wins top honours at international competition for its latest mobile application". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 13 July 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.

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