|Type||Broadcast radio network
and television network
|Broadcast area||Myanmar and internationally|
|Owner||Ministry of Information, Myanmar|
|Launch date||August 1, 2001|
The channel, which began broadcasts on August 1, 2001, was financed with a $1 million grant from Japan and is broadcast on the Shin Corp Thaicom 3 satellite. It is the sixth channel to be launched in Myanmar, after MTV1, Myawady, MTV2, MM, MRTV (1969, 1995, 2000, 2000, 2001) The channel is owned by the military government and is viewable in 156 countries, broadcasting 17 hours a day in Myanmar and 8 hours a day in Europe and America.
According to U Ye Tun, assistant manager of MTRV-3, the purposes of the channel are threefold: "to inform, to educate and to entertain the public and broadcast healthy programs". However, the channel has been criticised for broadcasting propaganda for the junta. A government official said the channel was launched to provide an "objective response" to international media reports about Burma.
News programmes regulary feature army and political leaders, while entertainment programmes feature ethnic groups singing songs of national unity. Myanmar Mosaic features cookery, cultural and tourism programmes about Burma.
During the 2007 Burmese anti-government protests, the channel criticised Western media outlets for "fabricating stories" about the incident, describing them as ""not happy with peace, stability and development of the [Burmese] nation." A news programme broadcast slides reading "VOA and BBC, sky full of liars. Beware of destructionists, BBC and VOA." The channel reported on the protests after several days.
Most people start confusing since March 2010 when the station is renovated and re-branded to Myanmar International, it is still under construction, also it got the designed logo, not just simple logo, but the name refers to MTV International, which was Myanmar International in 1998