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TDM – Macau to extend Portuguese broadcasting hours

TDM’s Macau Channel has extended its Portuguese broadcasting schedule on weekdays, starting last month. The service will run for 12 uninterrupted hours, from 1 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Previously, much of weekday afternoons were occupied by a retransmission of RTP Internacional, a subsidiary service of Portugal’s public radio and television broadcaster. However, TDM have now decided to use this airing time for a selection of domestic productions from their archives, as well as others acquired from external sources.

According to João Francisco Pinto, the director of TDM’s Portuguese radio and television channels, the extension will “offer Macau viewers an alternative in Portuguese to the RTP International broadcast.”

For English-language viewers, there will be some imported programs in English with Portuguese subtitles. Re-runs of the previous night’s TDM news and certain TV dramas will be shown in the afternoon.