Oct 29, 2011

3 CCTV channels start launching in Myanmar

Three China Central Television ( CCTV) channels -- CCTV-4 (Chinese), CCTV-News (English) and CCTV-9 (Documentary) started launching in Myanmar Thursday in cooperation with Myanmar's semi-government MRTV-4 and Sky Net.

MRTV-4 is operated by the state-run Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) with the cooperation of the private Forever media Group, while the Sky Net is run by the MRTV with the private Shwe Than Lwin company.

Attending the launching ceremony here were Tian Jin, Vice Minister of the State Administration of Radio Film and Television of China and U Soe Win, Deputy Minister of Information of Myanmar.

The three CCTV channels' programs will be rebroadcast by MRTV-4 and Forever Media Group in Myanmar via Sky Net DTH Platform and Forever Group Digital Terrestrial Television System under a cooperative protocol reached among them.

CCTV-4 was launched on Oct. 1, 1992 which is the only CCTV international channel broadcast throughout the world in Chinese, while CCTV-News, a 24-hour English news channel, was launched on Sept. 25, 2000 and CCTV-9 Documentary is a 24-hour specialized documentary channel which is broadcast both in Chinese and English globally.

With the development of China-Myanmar relationship during recent years, the cooperation and exchanges between the two countries in terms of culture, arts, broadcasting and films are becoming closer.

Source: Xinhua