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Sky Net Myanmar Team Up with CNN International

May 9 – Shwe Than Lwin Media ( known as ‘SkyNet Myanmar’ ) and Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific ( the distributor of CNN in the Asia Pacific region) signed a consultation agreement to help the company launch Channel One, the country’s first 24- hour local language news network.

As part of this multi-year agreement, SkyNet will receive detailed consultation and comprehensive training from CNN on all aspects of launching a news channel, including newsgathering and production, digital and technical operations, program development and best-practice management. Once Channel One launches, SkyNet will continue to receive on-going training from CNN at CNN’s Asia headquarters in Hong Kong, its global U.S. headquarters in Atlanta and onsite in Yangon.

Channel One will also broadcast CNN content and programming in local Burmese language, another first for the country. The alliance also includes supporting SkyNet in its development of a complementary Channel One news website. Greg Beitchman, Vice President, Content Sales and Partnerships of CNN International Commercial says, “Myanmar is such an exciting market for growth and we could not be happier to align with SkyNet in its efforts to lead the transformation of the media landscape in the country. Launching the first local 24 hour news channel is a significant milestone and it’s our privilege to be affiliated with an organization that aspires to CNN’s vision and values. A comprehensive and tailored training program will be put together to ensure the channel offers the best in class in news content in Myanmar.”

Kyaw Win, Chairman of Shwe Than Lwin Media says, “CNN has been synonymous with 24 hour news for more than three decades. As the world’s leader in news, there is absolutely no one better to learn from. Through this strategic affiliation with CNN we are giving Channel One the very best chance to succeed by delivering a first-class service that gives the people of Myanmar the best of local and international news.”

The alliance between CNN International and SkyNet Myanmar is part of a strategic effort by CNN International Commercial’s Content Sales and Partnerships Group to support the development of high quality journalism, and grow the reach of CNN’s content by working with other leading media organizations.