Japanese TV drama series to be aired by Myanmar's first commercial broadcaster

Still photograph from Carnation 1

Still photograph from Carnation 2
This Program is provided in cooperation with the Japan Foundation.

The Japan Foundation is supporting the broadcast of the Japanese public broadcaster NHK's television drama series Carnation, on Myanmar's first commercial broadcaster, Myanmar National Television (MNTV).

Being a part of the Program for Promotion of TV Broadcasting Abroad, the Japan Foundation is covering the broadcast rights fee, broadcast material production cost, and English script production cost to make this broadcast possible. It will be broadcast in prime time from every Monday to Saturday, and each episode will also be rerun on the next day and on every Sunday.

In addition, Carnation was also provided to Cambodia and Turkmenistan in fiscal year 2013.

*The project to broadcast Carnation is a follow-up to the Japanese government's cultural and sports exchange mission, which was dispatched to Myanmar at the end of June 2012. Fashion designer Junko Koshino was also a member of this mission.


Broadcaster Myanmar National Television (MNTV)
Program NHK's television drama series Carnation
Broadcast Time 7:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Mondays to Saturdays
First rerun: 1:20 to 1:35 p.m. on Tuesdays to Sundays
Second rerun: 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Sundays (15 minutes for each episode, a total of 6 episodes)
Broadcast start date 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 3, 2014 (local time)

Myanmar National Television (MNTV)

MNTV is Myanmar's first 100% commercial broadcaster, just starting its terrestrial channel broadcasting. It was launched as an affiliate of SkyNet Television (a pay satellite television service), which is a joint venture by Shwe Than Lwin Co., Ltd. and the Myanmar government.

NHK's television drama series Carnation

Carnation is an NHK television drama series broadcast in Japan in 2011. Based on the life of Ayako Koshino, whose three daughters are internationally renowned fashion designers, it is a story of women's independence, fashion, and growth as a family. This program was chosen to be aired in Myanmar, a country currently making progress towards democracy with expectant economic development, and the story relates to dreams and hopes of its people.

The Japan Foundation's Program for Promotion of TV Broadcasting Abroad

The Japan Foundation's Program for Promotion of TV Broadcasting Abroad is designed to help offer Japanese television programs to broadcasters in certain countries or regions where the commercial purchase of such programs would otherwise be difficult. By covering the broadcast rights fee and production cost that would normally be paid by an overseas broadcaster to a Japanese broadcaster in a commercial sale, the Japan Foundation provides the people of these countries an opportunity to watch Japanese programs, with the aim of introducing Japanese culture, values, and contemporary society to a broader range of TV viewers.

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