8 August 2019
Certificates were presented to the staff who completed the extension of broadcast equipment operation training given by Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV).
The ceremony took place at Studio-1 of MRTV in Yangon on Thursday. The training was conducted at MRTV-Tatkone and MRTV- Yangon by the trainers from NHK Technologies and NEC Corporation. Over 150 staff attended the training. The training focused on guidelines on how to use the extension of broadcast equipments.
Assistant Director, Television Division (MRTV), Myat Kyaye Hmone said “The trainings took about one and a half month. Despite being short training for the staff to operate the new equipments, all tried their best. And, they still need more training like this. We’ve now got new broadcast equipments – so I’d like to urge viewers that MRTV will be better with qualified programs and information.”
Japan provided broadcast equipments in 1980 and this time support is to facilitate high definition studio and advanced broadcasting equipment in MRTV. According to the grant agreement between MRTV and JICA, 2,263 million Japanese Yen have been granted to upgrade MRTV Yangon studio and facilitate necessary broadcast equipment to MRTV so as to improve the production of high quality broadcast programs for two stations in Nay Pyi Taw (Head-office) and Yangon office.
Assistant Director, Television Division (MRTV), Myat Kyaye Hmone said “We’ve now got DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) vans to gather news at various places like Nay Pyi Taw-Yangon, Mandalay-Yangon, Taunggyi-Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw Tatkone-Myitkyina. In this studio-1 here, we have advanced virtual systems so that science and technology programs, education programs, health programs can be done.
Assistant Director, Production Division (MRTV), Kyaw Kyaw said “This studio-1 was started to use around 1984 under the Japan-Myanmar relations. There’s another one - Studio-2. Shooting in the studio-1 was stopped as it’s done at Naypyitaw Tatkone. Under the bilateral relations between Japan and Myanmar, the studio-1 has now renewed and extended.”
The training covers guidelines on HD Camera Shooting, Shooting with Virtual System, Video Server and Video Wall, Routing Switcher and Production Switcher, Computer Graphic, Audio Mixer including Slow Motion and Wireless Microphone, Server System for Archiving, Content Network System.
Senior Engineer, Engineering Division (MRTV), Tin Htut Oo said “By using the guidelines and our experiences, I hope we will be able to broadcast MRTV channel with HD. We can keep our contents and can archive systematically.”
Project Manager, NEC Corporation, Osamu Hashimoto said "So these are very important equipments for the production of all the programs...since trainings and operation is very important for MRTV staffs since we afforded and conducted the trainings...So MRTV engineers under the operator afforded trainings. Then they already know good operation and good effective operation..."
It's also learnt that Japan will provide training for capacity development of the staff.
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