Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore Government (IMDA)

The Info-communications Media Development Authority (Abbreviation: IMDA) is a statutory board of the Singapore government, under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI). The IMDA was officially formed on 1 October 2016, with the restructuring of the Media Development Authority (MDA) and Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), and officially legislated in Parliament on 18 August 2016. The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) was formed in 1999 when the government merged the National Computer Board (NCB) and Telecommunication Authority of Singapore(TAS), as a result of a growing convergence of information technology and telephony; and the Media Development Authority (MDA) was set up in 2003, with the merger of the Singapore Broadcasting Authority, the Films and Publications Department and the Singapore Film Commission, to champion the development of a vibrant media sector in Singapore.