Singapore and Brunei are set to forge greater bilateral media collaborations especially in digital media after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on June 17.

According to the local Straits Times newspaper, the MoU is aimed at spurring policy and regulatory exchanges, as well as business cooperation between government and private entities of both countries in digital media such as internet protocol television, cable television and mobile broadcasting.

The memorandum was signed by the Permanent Secretary of Brunei's Ministry of Communications, Awang Alaihuddin Taha, in his capacity as Director of Broadcasting, and Tan Chin Nam, Chairman of Singapore's Media Development Authority, on the sidelines of BroadcastAsia 2009.

The closer media ties between the two countries also reinforce firm media cooperation among ASEAN member states, the paper added.

Other than Brunei, Singapore has also sealed media cooperation MoUs with the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand./.