Myanmar Opening Airwaves to More Voices with New Channels

YANGON — Myanmar is bringing the tide of democratization to its airwaves, adding new free-to-air channels and opening the country to more news and entertainment choices. Starting as early as next year, five new digital channels will broadcast free-to-air programs by using the facilities belonging to state-owned broadcaster Myanmar Radio and Television, or MRTV. The channels’ “content […]

MRTV Names 10 Companies Shortlisted for TV Licenses

​​ RANGOON — The Ministry of Information announced on Thursday that 10 companies have been named to a shortlist for television content provider licenses. Late in 2016, the ministry put out a call to local companies interested in becoming content providers. The selected companies will be licensed to broadcast digital free-to-air television under the umbrella […]