YANGON, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) -- State-run Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) on Saturday introduced a new television channel named National Races in Nay Pyi Taw on a trial basis in addition to the four existing channels, official sources said on Saturday.
The National Races Channel will be aired twice a day in eight language, which include Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan and Wa.
The launching ceremony of the channel on trial run was attended by Minister of Information U Aung Kyi and representatives of the channel.
In addition, another two new channels, Farmers Channel and Hluttaw (Parliament) Channel will be officially aired on Oct. 15 in Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay.
At present, four TV channels -- MRTV, MRTV-4, the English language Myanmar International TV (MITV) and military-run Myawaddy (MWD) TV are airing news and entertainment programs in the country.
MRTV-4 is operated by the state-run Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) with the cooperation of the private Forever media Group.
Television service in Myanmar was first introduced in 1979 on a test trial in Yangon. MRTV was first launched in 1980 and regular television service was first formally launched in 1981.