NEWS: UNESCO launches educational TV project in Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO’s Bangkok office has launched a broadcast content sharing project that intends to make available science and education TV programs to public and non-profit education TV channels in countries in Asia-Pacific.
The project has been developed in partnership with the Korean television broadcasting company YTN Science TV Channel and the Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA).
Under this partnership, YTN Science will translate a selection of its science TV programs into English by adding English sub-titles.
UNESCO Bangkok, in charge of project coordination, is establishing a network of public and non-profit TV channels interested in broadcasting the materials. To date, 13 broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region have expressed interest in participating and they include Thailand, Fiji, Malaysia, Vietnam, Bhutan, Myanmar, Mongolia, Philippines, Uzbekistan, Palau and Samoa.
The partners hope that this initiative will pave the way for public and non-profit Education and Science TV channels to share their broadcast materials and strengthen cooperation among broadcasters in the region.
A trailer outlining the initiative and its programming is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMBmSDzR5nw&feature=youtu.be
More information can be found on the project website, at: www.unescobkk.org/educationtv