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Burmese listeners now hear BBC Burmese on FM in Myanmar

Listeners in Myanmar can now hear BBC Burmese radio programs due to a re-broadcasting agreement with one of the country’s leading radio networks, Padamyar FM.

In a first for the BBC and Myanmar, two programs with special appeal for younger people – the 10-minute Mobigeno (Mobile Generation) and the five-minute English-learning drama series Flatmates – are available on FM within the country.   

The Padamyar FM network reaches 120 towns across Myanmar and Assistant Director Thida Swe says:  “We see the re-broadcasting partnership with the BBC as a milestone for our network.  We are also happy that these programs help the country’s youth to better themselves and their chances for success – via inspirational stories from their peers and also by improving their English.”

The Editor of BBC Burmese, Tin Htar Swe, says: “With the internet not readily available in Burma, FM is an important and very popular platform in the country. This is also an exciting development for our listeners who can now tune in to BBC Burmese in crystal-clear FM quality.”

To-date, the BBC’s London and Bangkok studios have been making programs for half-an-hour in the morning and 45 minutes in the evening, with repeats, for broadcast into Myanmar on shortwave and on PAS10 and Palapa satellite television channels. The radio programming is also streamed online via