Television broadcasting in Myanmar began in 1979 as a test trial in Yangon.[1] The first television service BBS was launched on 3 June 1980,[2] followed by regular service in 1981.[3] Most television networks in the country are broadcast from Yangon. MRTV and MWD are the two Burmese state-owned television networks, providing Burmese-language programming in news and entertainment. Other channels include MRTV-4,[4] Channel 7, 5-Plus, MNTV, Channel 9, Mizzima TV, DVB TV, Channel K, YTV, Fortune TV and MITV. Pay TV services include SKYNET and CANAL+ Myanmar.[5]

Digital Terrestrial Television

Network Name Owner/Operator Multiplex Relay Stations Operatior Total Relay Stations Total Channels Other Info Note
4 Digital Forever Group 4 Digital MUX Ministry of Information (Myanmar), Forever Group 56 6 DTV
3 Radio
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MRTV Ministry of Information (Myanmar) MRTV MUX 1 Ministry of Information (Myanmar) 152 18 DTV
3 Radio
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MWD Digital Myanmar Armed Forces MWD MUX Myanmar Armed Forces 10 7 DTV
1 Radio
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Channel Picture format Channel Name Programming Note
4 Digital MUX
61 1080i 16:9 MRTV-4HD Main MRTV-4 Programming
62 1080i 16:9 Channel7 HD Main Channel 7 Programming
64 1080i 16:9 MAHABAWDI Mahabawdi Channel Programming
65 1080i 16:9 READERS CHANNEL Reader's Channel Programming
1 Audio only channel PYINSAWADI FM 1 Teen Radio Pyinsawadi, Rakhine State Programming
2 Audio only channel PYINSAWADI FM 2 Teen Radio Pyinsawadi, Yangon Region Programming
3 Audio only channel MANDALAY FM RADIO Mandalay FM Programming
1 1080i 16:9 MRTV HD Main MRTV Programming
2 1080i 16:9 MRTV Hluttaw Hluttaw Channel Programming
3 1080i 16:9 MRTV NRC National Races Channel Programming Minorities Service.
4 1080i 16:9 MRTV Farmer Farmers Channel Programming Agricultural Programming
5 1080i 16:9 MRTV Sport Sports Channel Programming
6 1080i 16:9 MITV MITV Programming Information, Cultural and Travel Programing in English.
7 1080i 16:9 EDU Myanmar Educations Channel Programming
8 1080i 16:9 MRTV Entertainment Channel ME Programming
9 1080i 16:9 MRTV-4 MRTV-4 Programming
10 1080i 16:9 Channel-7 Channel 7 Programming
11 1080i 16:9 5 Plus 5 Plus Channel Programming
12 1080i 16:9 MNTV MNTV Programming
13 1080i 16:9 Channel- 9 Channel 9 Programming
14 1080i 16:9 Mizzima Mizzima TV Programming
15 1080i 16:9 DVB DVB TV Programming
16 1080i 16:9 Channel K Channel K Programming
17 1080i 16:9 YTV YTV Programming
18 1080i 16:9 Fortune TV Fortune TV Programming
19 Audio only channel Myanma Radio Myanmar Radio National Service Programming
20 Audio only channel Upper Tineyinthar Myanmar Radio Minorities Programming.
21 Audio only channel Lower Tineyinthar Myanmar Radio Minorities Programming.
22 Audio only channel Test Radio Test
MWD Digital MUX
1 1080i 16:9 MWD Variety HD MWD Variety Programming
2 1080i 16:9 MWD Movies HD MWD Movie Programming Mostly are local movies
3 1080i 16:9 MWD Education Knowledge and Sports HD MWD Educational and Knowledge and Sports Programming
4 1080i 16:9 MWD HD Main Myawaddy TV Programming.
5 1080i 16:9 MWD Family HD MWD Family Programming
6 1080i 16:9 MWD Documentary HD MWD Documentary Programming
7 1080i 16:9 MWD Shopping HD MWD Shopping Programming Advertising, Promotional content, Product showcase.
8 Audio only channel Thazin Thazin FM Radio Programming

Pay Television Providers

Provider Name Owner Available Area Platform Total Channels
SKYNET DTH Shwe Than Lwin Media Nationwide DTH (using Apstar 7 76.5°E) 80
CANAL+ DTH CANAL+ Myanmar Group Nationwide DTH (using Thaicom 6 78.5°E) 78
CANAL+ DTT CANAL+ Myanmar Group Yangon & Mandalay area DTT 63
NayPyiTaw Cable TV Naypyitaw City Development Committee Selected location's in Naypyitaw Cable TV 20
Cookie TV Cookie TV Group Nationwide IPTV 57 Channels with VOD Catalogue
My CANAL CANAL+ Myanmar Group Nationwide IPTV 48 channels with VOD Catalogue
Tvie Myanmar Net Nationwide IPTV 36 Channels with VOD Catalogue
MPT IPTV MPT Nationwide IPTV 16 Channels with VOD Catalogue

See also


  1. ^ Thant Myint-U (2006). The River of Lost Footsteps--Histories of Burma. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. p. 371. ISBN 978-0-374-16342-6.
  2. ^ "Junta Launches New PR Offensive". The Irrawaddy. 1 August 2001. Archived from the original on 12 August 2010.
  3. ^ May Thaw (12–18 March 2007). "Broadcasting options expanding". Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013.
  4. ^ Forever Group | MRTV-4
  5. ^ "Canal+ to launch pay TV service in Myanmar". 12 January 2017.