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 […]

Myanmar Starts DAB Trial

Myanmar Radio and TV (MRTV) will start a DAB trial after having launched a public tender, which has been won by the Hong Kong based system integrator BTL. DAB equipment developer and manufacturer Paneda will provide DAB Head-End Equipment and support. The trial will start with one transmitter in Yangon – the country’s largest city. […]