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VOA Broadcasting in Burmese

Millions of Burmese tune in to VOA’s Burmese language broadcasts to find out the latest news from Myanmar, Southeast Asia, the U.S., and the world. The service’s radio and TV shows cover a wide range of topics, from daily news developments to in depth analysis of important global and regional issues, making it one of the most popular international news organizations in Myanmar.

Quick Facts

Established: June 1942

Target area: Myanmar and Southeast Asia including Thailand

Weekly Audience: 4 million

Radio Programming: 3.5 hours per week

TV Programming: 17.5 hours per week

Programs and additional features available at: www.Burmese.voanews.com

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Programs and Features

Satellite TV

VOA Burmese broadcasts a 30-minute live news program on weekdays and TV Magazine format shows on Saturdays and Sundays. The programs air on Skynet, DVB (Democratic Voice of Burma), Sangklburi Cable TV and on the VOA Asia satellite TV feed. Science and Tech segments air on Myawaddy TV.

Radio

VOA Burmese broadcasts 2.5 hours per day on shortwave, medium wave and direct to affiliate stations. Local FM stations, including Shwe FM, City FM and Cherry FM, air the service’s English teaching, Youth and Science & Technology segments. VOA Burmese shows are streamed on its website, SoundCloud, Audio Now or ITunes. The shows include original reporting from Myanmar, Southeast Asia and the U.S. as well as analysis and informational reports on civil society. Regular features include: Women’s Corner, Burma in the News, Burma Focus, Burma Democracy Forum, News from Ethnic Frontiers, U.S. Political Roundtable, Health, Science & Technology, Economics, American Idioms, and Bloggers.

English Learning

VOA Burmese’s English language learning radio programs air on MRTV and Myanmar’s largest FM network: Shwe FM. English Teaching TV shows broadcast on Myawaddy TV. They are also published by the top selling Burmese newspaper, Seven-Day News.

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