ST forum writer: I see S’poreans not watching local shows, I cannot take it, must write letter

The government must make Singaporeans watch local programmes somehow.

By Belmont Lay | January 2, 2017

A man, presumably Singaporean, is angered/ saddened/ disappointed enough to open his word processor/ email, and pound out a letter to The Straits Times forum page.

His lamentation?

He cannot take it that Singaporeans might end up not watching local shows anymore.

Here is his magnum opus of a gripe, published on Jan. 2, 2017:

Ensure Singaporeans still watch local shows

With the entry of Amazon’s Prime Video service, Singaporeans now have a big choice of online videos on demand.

From the consumers’ point of view, this is advantageous because they are able to pick according to their needs and stretch their dollar.

However, this means that original local media content like documentaries and dramas may face more competition.

I hope the Singapore Government can provide critical guidance and funding to ensure that local media content reaches local residents.

This will ensure that Singapore’s media and art industry can still be relevant for future generations.

Colin Ong Tau Shien

Here are some reasons why Singaporeans are signing up for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video:

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