Union Minister Dr Pe Myint discusses development of English language TV channel

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Union Minister Dr Pe Myint speaks during the meeting on development of Myanmar International Television (MITV) Channel on 31 August 2020. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint presided over the meeting to develop the English language Myanmar International TV channel yesterday.
The meeting was held at the Myanma Radio and Television office on Pyay Road in Yangon.
Director-General of MRTV U Ye Naing explained the history of MITV and the ongoing processes; Acting Deputy Director-General U Zeyar explained the organization of MITV, its experts and staff members, budget requirements and its future plans.
Chairperson of Shwe Than Lwin Media Co,Ltd. discussed ongoing and long-term plans for quality development of MITV channel; Chief Operation Officer U Zaw Min Aung about the programmes of channel and the supplies of company and the proposed sector to join with the government side.
Senior Executive Director Dr Thein Than Oo presented the broadcast of English-language Myanmar International Radio Channel (MIR Channel) Jointly broadcast by MRTV and Shwe Than Lwin Media Co,Ltd.
In response to the discussions, Union Minister Dr Pe Myint advised to accelerate cooperation in development of programmes, to report the future joint plans, to broadcast preparations for the free and fair multiparty general elections this year and control measures against COVID-19, to produce interesting programmes in line with the primary objectives of MITV, to attract more viewers to the channel and to conduct analysis on the audience measurement.
The state-owned MRTV-3 Myanmar International Channel was launched on 19 August 2001, and it has become a public-private channel MITV between MRTV and Shwe Than Lwin Media Co,Ltd. on 31March 2010 to increase the programmes, the global coverage, 24-hour broadcasting and channel rebranding for new presentations.
The MRTV and Shwe Than Lwin company began broadcasting the MIR FM radio in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay on 1 February 2018, and it can be listened on the mobile application, Facebook and website of the MIR.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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