BBC Burmese radio programs will now be broadcast on FM through a re-broadcasting agreement with radio network Padamyar FM.
“With the Internet not readily available in Burma, FM is an important and very popular platform in the country,” said BBC Burmese Editor Tin Htar Swe.
The Padamyar FM network, which is available in 120 towns throughout Burma, will now re-broadcast Mobigeno (Mobile Generation) and Flatmates, which both target younger audiences. The 10-minute Mobigeno, in which young professionals, artists and sports personalities share their experiences, will be broadcast at 10:25 a.m. local time every Saturday. Flatmates, the five-minute soap opera for English-learners, will be broadcast at 1:55 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays.
“We see the re-broadcasting partnership with the BBC as a milestone for our network. And while we are proud to be the first to deliver the BBC Burmese radio on FM in Myanmar, we are also happy that these programs help the country’s youth to better themselves and their chances for success via inspirational stories from their peers, and also by improving their English,” said Thida Swe, assistant director of Padamyar FM.