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WATTPAD, MEDIACORP PARTNER TO BRING SINGAPORE STORIES FROM WRITTEN WORD TO NATIONAL SCREENS
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Mediacorp announced a partnership with global multiplatform entertainment company Wattpad to bring Wattpad stories to screens across Singapore.

The companies will adapt scripted series and films for Mediacorp’s digital entertainment destination, Toggle, and free-to-air platforms.

Together, Wattpad and Mediacorp will identify Singaporean writers and stories that resonate with both local and international audiences.

Projects will be sourced from Wattpad using the company’s Story DNA Machine Learning technology, which allows Wattpad to identify exceptional stories from the 565 million uploads that have been shared on the platform.

Wattpad’s machine learning technology will also be used throughout the development process, providing audience insights and perspectives to guide each project.

Mediacorp CEO Tham Loke Kheng said: “This partnership again demonstrates Mediacorp’s commitment to reinvigorating our content and formats and innovating the very way we source stories.

“A nation’s literature holds up a mirror for people to see themselves and what binds them. With Wattpad, writers and readers congregate and give voice to one another.

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