Myanmar to get five more TV channels

YANGON — Five privately-run Myanmar companies will start television broadcasting as early as this year in a major step toward the democratization of the country’s media. The companies, including DVB Multimedia Group, a major critic of Myanmar’s past military government, and a member of the Kaung Myanmar Aung conglomerate, recently signed an agreement with the […]

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 […]