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Myanmar’s MNTV to broadcast BBC Burmese news bulletins

BBC Burmese has launched its 10-minute regional and international TV news bulletin on the national TV channel, Myanma National Television (MNTV).

The program will also be streamed live on the website

The launch of the new TV news programming is part of the continued move of the BBC’s international news services towards digital platforms. BBC Burmese Editor, Tin Htar Swe, says:  “We have enjoyed mass listenership in Myanmar, where the BBC’s balanced, trustworthy radio programming has been in demand for decades.  Thanks to this milestone partnership with MNTV, viewers across the country will now have access to BBC news on prime time TV.  We are looking forward to this exciting new collaboration which will benefit those who want to keep abreast of the regional and world developments.”

Nan Mouk Laung Saing, President of MNTV and Managing Director of Shwe Than Lwin Media Co, Ltd, adds:  “We are delighted to form a partnership with the BBC. As a private media company, we are particularly proud to collaborate with the BBC and we look forward to a long-term partnership.  Shwe Than Lwin Media’s core objective is to entertain and inform Myanmar people, and the broadcast of BBC international TV news in Burmese language on MNTV channel will benefit our audience greatly.”

The launch of the BBC Burmese TV news bulletins on MNTV follows the recent expansion of the BBC presence on Myanmar’s media scene, which saw the inclusion of selected BBC radio programming to the schedules of some of the country’s nationwide FM networks and mobile-phone users.