MYANMAR – BBC News Burmese has launched the Burmese edition of BBC’s flagship digital technology programme, Click. The weekly programme is aired in Myanmar by the country’s largest TV network – the state broadcaster MRTV – and is also available on demand on the BBC News Burmese website and YouTube channel.


The weekly 10-minute edition of BBC’s TV guide to the latest technology news is produced and presented by BBC News Burmese. Click brings latest reports on apps, gadgets and games, and on technological innovations from around the world.


BBC News Burmese Editor, Soe Win Than (Min Htet), said: “In addition to BBC radio content, MRTV will now broadcast our new TV programme which will inform viewers about the most important global and regional developments in the world of digital technologies, and about the technical know-how to help improve their daily lives. This is excellent news for the BBC’s presence in Myanmar and our collaboration with MRTV. I hope our audience will welcome this addition to their weekly evening TV schedule.”


MRTV rebroadcasts BBC News Burmese weekly radio programmes, including: the youth show, Mobigeno (Monday at 15.15 local time), the technology and digital innovations programme, CoolTech (Tuesday at 14.20), and the programme about innovative farming methods, San Thit Tehtwin Lai Myay Ta Kwin (Thursday at 08.45).


Director of MRTV, Moe Thuzar Aung, added: “I am really glad that, thanks to our cooperation with the BBC’s Burmese service, our channel will bring the latest technology news around the world to our audiences.”


Click will be broadcast by MRTV at 18.15 local time on Fridays and will be repeated on the following Mondays at 09.20. The programme will be available on demand on the website and BBC News Burmese YouTube channel.


In addition to collaboration with MRTV, the BBC News Burmese Monday to Friday TV news programme is broadcast by Myanmar’s digital channel, Mizzima TV (20.45). The radio programmes, Global NewsbeatMobigeno and the English-learning series, The English We Speak, are aired by Myanmar’s FM network, Padamyar FM.


Daily top headlines from the BBC News Burmese website are directly available to users of Yangon-based website, Frontier Myanmar. Selected stories appear on the Burmese-language index of Thailand-based news website, Khaosod.


Burmese-speaking audiences can access the BBC via Facebook (with over 14m followers), as well as Twitter and YouTube. BBC News Burmese is part of the BBC World Service.