Television in Myanmar

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Television broadcasting in Burma began in 1979 as a test trial in Yangon.[1] Regular television service was first formally launched in 1981.[2]

Most television channels in the country are broadcast from Yangon. TV Myanmar and Myawaddy TV are the two main channels, providing Burmese-language programming in news and entertainment. Other special interest channels are Channel 7 and (Myawaddy Movie), Myanmar International, the English-language channel that targets overseas audiences via satellite and via Internet, MRTV-4 with a focus on non-formal education programs and movies, and Movie 5, a pay-TV channel specializing in broadcasting foreign movies.[3]

On October 29, 2012, an unknown Burmese company became a joint venture with Channel 3 (Thailand).

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  1. ^ Thant Myint-U (2006). The River of Lost Footsteps--Histories of Burma. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-374-16342-6. 
  2. ^ May Thaw (12–18 March 2007). "Broadcasting options expanding". Myanmar Times. 
  3. ^ Kyaw Hsu Mon (2008-08-03). "Digital television take-up slower than expected". The Myanmar Times.