|Launched||28 February 2008|
|Picture format||SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
HDTV (1080i 16:9)
|Slogan||Right & Now (Baru dan Benar)|
|Headquarters||Wisma Bernama, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Bernama TV is a 24 hour international news and current affairs television network in Malaysia. It is owned by Bernama, a government news agency. This channel airs news programmes that are related to local and international business, lifestyle, sports and entertainment. It is broadcast on the Astro satellite television platform via Channel 502, HyppTV via Channel 410 (previously channel 120, prior to April 2013) and the Fine TV IPTV-based network via Channel 12. Bernama TV's slogan is Baru & Benar (Malay for "Right & Now").
Bernama's news bulletins were initially aired on Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Astro AEC, Astro Wah Lai Toi and Astro Vaanavil, but they have since been integrated to this network. The news content on this channel is primarily broadcast in Malay, which is the official language of Malaysia. However, there are news programmes in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Teochew and Tamil as well, in line with the News@Bernama, Xin Wen@Bernama, Sen Men@Bernama and Seithigal@Bernama segments respectively. Other shows that are broadcast on Bernama TV include STAR TV Biz@The Star, Sports@The Star and "Helo Malaysia" is a talk show hosted by Sherkawi Jirim.
Notable people associated with Bernama TV
Noramfaizul Mohd Nor worked for Bernama TV as a TV camera operator when he was killed 2 September 2011 covering a humanitarian mission to Somalia. He was the first Malaysian journalist to be killed while on assignment abroad.
Datuk Ibrahim Yahaya, former Director-General of Radio & TV Malaysia (RTM), who is also a long standing journalist, and Media Adviser to the former Minister of Information, Communications & Culture, Malaysia. He is the CEO of Bernama TV.
- CNN. "Malaysian journalist killed in Somalia." 3 September 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011 CNN