Vivendi’s Canal+ has recently signed a deal with Forever, the local media entertainment group in Myanmar, to introduce a pay TV service in the country. Both local and international content are to be dubbed in Burmese language.
Actually, Forever provides a bouquet of pay TV services which is distributed all over Myanmar’s digital terrestrial network. It also distributes its services via satellite in collaboration with MRTV, the state broadcaster. Both local and global services are available with the current service via satellite.
Jacques du Puy, president of Canal+ Overseas, commented about the collaboration between the two companies: “This project forms part of a development strategy of Canal+ Group in Asia, where we are already present in partnership with Vietnamese public television. We are delighted to team up and combine our expertise with that of the Forever group, with which we share strong ambitions for Myanmar”.
Elsewhere, Win Maw, CEO of Forever, said: “To team up with Vivendi Group is for the Forever group a real opportunity to offer in Myanmar a new pay TV offering based on high-quality Myanmar audiovisual productions and international programming that is accessible and comprehensible to the population. I and therefore delighted with this agreement and very confident of its success in Myanmar”.