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Thai event firm prioritises Myanmar in its overseas expansion

Despite the reluctance of many foreign companies to invest large amount of money in Myanmar in fear of policy uncertainty, Index Creative Village Plc is expanding its business in the country, according to Kreingkrai Mek Kanjanapokin, founder and Group CEO of the company. “We are focused 100 per cent on Myanmar because it is the […]

Fountainhead of the new generation of Myanmar films

On one sunny day in October, a group of over 50 people were having a lively debate about abortion at the Film Development Centre (FDC) in Yangon. They were discussing the gripping characters and the ordeal of illegal abortion process they went through in Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s multi-award-winning film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and […]

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 […]

Confident iflix aims high in Myanmar

Greenlee said in an exclusive interview that Myanmar’s leap in the telecommunications sector would fuel the firm’s growth in the nation. “It is the first time that subscription video on demand [SvoD] service is available in Myanmar. So, we have set a benchmark again. We expect to be highly successful,” she said. “Myanmar is the […]

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 […]