Channel NewsAsia
Updated: 08/29/2012 01:47 | By Channel NewsAsia

Channel NewsAsia launches in Myanmar on Sky Net

Channel NewsAsia launches in Myanmar on Sky Net

Channel NewsAsia launches in Myanmar on Sky Net

SINGAPORE: MediaCorp’s Channel NewsAsia has extended its distribution in Myanmar with its latest signing for carriage with pay—TV operator, Sky Net.

Channel NewsAsia signed the agreement with Shwe Than Lwin Media Co. Ltd, which owns Sky Net, a Direct—to—Home (DTH) and Multiplay Service (MPS) provider with more than 40 local and international channels, in Yangon on Tuesday.

The signing ceremony was attended by MediaCorp’s CEO Shaun Seow, Deputy CEO Chang Long Jong, Singapore’s Ambassador to Myanmar Robert Chua and Shwe Than Lwin Media’s chairman, U Kyaw Win.

Also in attendance were members of the diplomatic corps and government officials.

Channel NewsAsia’s managing director, Debra Soon, said: "With Myanmar opening its doors to the world, Channel NewsAsia is privileged to be able to share its unique offering of news and information programmes with the people in Myanmar.

"As we gear up to take Channel NewsAsia ’live’ 24 hours from January 2013, we would be reporting even more out of the region.

"Over the past decade, the channel has been documenting all that is significant in Asia. Being a voice in Myanmar is a step in the right direction.

"As we embark on the next phase of our growth, we are delighted to partner Sky Net for an important sector in Myanmar."

Channel NewsAsia will be carried on Sky Net’s Channels 40 and 20 of its DTH and IPTV platforms respectively.

Channel NewsAsia is also available on Forever Group’s MRTV—4 International platform in Myanmar.

— CNA/ck

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