Myanmar preparing a new broadcasting law

17 Jul 2015
Daily News

The Myanmar government is making launching its own satellite a top priority in the liberalization of the nation's broadcasting and satellite sectors.

The government is nearing the completion of a new broadcasting law aiming to open up the nation's media industry and encourage distribution of new services.

In the run-up to the second CommuniCast Myanmar, which will take place in November and include the second Myanmar Satellite Forum, Myanmar's deputy ICT minister H.E U Thuang Tin said the government aims to liberalize the broadcasting sector the same as it did with telecom.

“The broadcasting industry is moving very fast. From an economic, commercial, national prestige and national security point of view, everything points towards satellite and the demand is increasing,” he said.

“We have now given the satellite project top priority on our agenda and are working on getting this set up in the near future.”

The new broadcasting law will likely be aimed at ensuring Myanmar achieves satellite sovereignty, as well as encouraging infrastructure development, competition and quality of service.

CommuniCast Myanmar 2015 will take place from November 17-19 at Myanmar Event Park, Yangon. The Satellite Forum will take place on the second day of the event.

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