The BBC News Burmese TV programme will now be available on Myanmar’s newly launched free-to-air digital channel, Mizzima TV. The 15-minute live news programme from the BBC will air on Mizzima TV at 20.45 local time Monday to Friday.
BBC News Burmese – which is also available online on bbc.com/burmese and the BBC News Burmese YouTube channel – will bring Mizzima TV viewers the day’s key international and regional news. Broadcast live from London, the programme also features stories from the UK, that are of special relevance and interest to the audience in Myanmar.
BBC News Burmese Editor, Soe Win Than (Min Htet), comments: “This is a great opportunity for the BBC to deliver its journalism to viewers in Myanmar. There has always been a demand in the country for the BBC’s trusted reporting – and it is particularly important these days when audiences are confronted with a lot of biased or fake news on social media. Our collaboration with Mizzima will benefit those who want to keep abreast of regional and world developments.”
Mizzima, which won the International Press Institute’s Free Media Pioneer award in 2007, has been operating in Myanmar since 2012, producing a newspaper, a business magazine and TV programmes. Mizzima went live as a TV channel on 24 March 2018.
Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of Mizzima Group, Soe Myint, adds: “We are happy to broadcast BBC News on the Mizzima TV Channel. We recognize the highest professional standards that the BBC upholds in news and journalism. We trust that the people of Myanmar will welcome our broadcasts of BBC News.”
Burmese-speaking audiences can access the BBC on bbc.com/burmese, via Facebook (which has over 13.3m followers) as well as Twitter and YouTube, and tune in to the daily radio broadcasts, evening (GMT 1330-1415) and morning (GMT 0000-0030) on shortwave. The programme on Modern Farming Techniques, the youth programme, Mobigeno, and the technology programme, Cooltech, are rebroadcast by Myanmar Radio. Padamyar FM rebroadcasts Mobigeno and the English-learning series, The English We Speak. All radio content is available via the website bbc.com/burmese. Daily top headlines from BBC News Burmese are now directly available to users of Yangon-based website, Frontier Myanmar.
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