State TV broadcasts to go digital

The Ministry of Information will convene a meeting with the ministries of Posts and Telecommunications; and Economy and Finance, on Wednesday to review the progress of changing state analogue television broadcasts to digital. Minister of Information Khieu Kanharith on Monday chaired a meeting at the ...

Voun Dara

Banteay Meanchey gets free TV

The tower in the provincial capital of Sisophon will provide – for the first time in the province – free national public programming such as local and national news broadcasts, according to Sek Sokhum, the province’s information department director. Previously, those hoping to watch TV ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Interior Ministry launches TV station

The Ministry of Interior yesterday launched its new television station NICE TV that will focus on broadcasts related to crime crackdowns and government achievements. NICE TV is a joint establishment between the Ministry of Interior and a Chinese firm, NICE Culture Investment Group. ...

Cheang Sokha

Advertisers spend less on print

Advertising budgets are getting bigger, but an increasingly smaller share of the revenue is going to traditional print media, with 2016 shaping up to be an exceptionally lean year, new market research shows. ...

Hor Kimsay

Singmeng looks for

Singapore-based SingMeng Telemedia yesterday announced a new suite of network and services to expand its coverage in the Kingdom, where it has invested $100 million.​​ ...

Sum Manet

Royal buys out one TV to focus on distribution

Cambodian conglomerate Royal Group has acquired the remaining shareholding of One TV from Russian-owned General Satellite Group in a move to boost the distribution of Cambodia’s niche pay for digital terrestrial television (DTT) market. ...

Kali Kotoski

Alchemy adds more Cambodia business

Singapore head quartered creative agency Alchemy has been appointed as the digital marketing agency for Total Cambodge in Cambodia. The win will see Alchemy driving the overall digital communication planning, creative and production for the brand. ...

Maeketing Interactive Team

Surging TV advertising set to continue

With the economy expanding at an annualized rate of about 7 percent over the past two decades, Cambodia has managed to attract more than $42 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) between 2005 and the end of the first half of last year, even though ...

May Kunmakara

Deadline ambitious for Sun TV

A new TV station funded by the opposition will be beamed into homes in and around Phnom Penh by early next year, a CNRP spokesman said yesterday, though questions linger as to whether funding can make that a reality. ...

Jamie Elliott

Prime-time ban on foreign productions from new year

The directive banning the screening of foreign films during the prime-time slot at Cambodia-based television stations will move ahead and be more strictly enforced from January 1, according to the Information Ministry. ...

Chea Vannak

Opposition eyeing plot of land for TV station

The Cambodian National Rescue Party has started negotiations to buy land in Kandal’s Kien Svay district for its television station Sun TV. ...

Shaun Turton

Opposition working toward launch of television station

Most media in Cambodia focus on the achievements of the government. That’s because most stations are owned by members of the government or its supporters. But the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party is now preparing its own channel, after it was offered a license during political ...

Nov Povleakhena

Thousands raised for CNRP TV

The Cambodia National Rescue Party reportedly raised nearly $35,000 in one day of fundraising to finance what party chief Sam Rainsy affirmed over the weekend will be an objective TV station, which will deal with issues such as border disputes, corruption and land grabs. ...

Meas Sokchea

CNRP TV raises $1.5M, abandons share sales model

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Thursday that he had secured pledges of at least $1.5 million in funding for the opposition’s planned television station, but had been forced to abandon a share-selling model to raise the funds. A private company created by the CNRP last year ...

Alex Willemyns

Rising incomes lead to television upgrades

Cambodians spent more than $40 million on purchasing flat panel televisions from April 2014 to March 2015, on the back of improving economic prosperity among the middle class, according to Singapore-based research firm Gfk. The data shows that 126,000 TVs were bought for $46.3 million during ...

May Kunmakara

TV journalist to take senior post at interior ministry

The deputy director of the Cambodian News Channel (CNC), a local 24-hour television news station, has been appointed undersecretary of state at the Interior Ministry, according to a copy of the April 11 royal decree awarding him the position. ...

Ouch Sony

Cambodia, China to co-organize Spring Festival Night Show in Phnom Penh

The state-owned National Television of Cambodia (TVK) and China’s Yunnan TV station will jointly organized the 2015 Spring Festival Night Show on Feb. 10 in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, TVK’s director-general Kem Gunawadh said Monday. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Longtime opposition financier picked to chair new CNRP TV

The CNRP has selected longtime opposition financier Kun Lom Ang as chairwoman of the private company established in October to operate its new television station, party spokesman Yim Sovann said Tuesday. The Ministry of Information late last month granted Cambodian Independent Media, which was registered by ...

Kuch Naren and Alex Willemyns

CNRP begins registration for first opposition TV station

CNRP spokesman Yim Sovann said Monday that a group of people close to the opposition party has applied to register a firm with the government that will operate the television license promised to the CNRP by Prime Minister Hun Sen during the political deadlock. ...

Alex Willemyns

Media agencies warned about gambling ads

The Ministry of Information last week warned media organizations not to publish or broadcast advertisements from gambling outlets unless they have permission from the government to do so, according to a ministry notice obtained Tuesday. “The ministry previously advised [media outlets] to stop all types ...

Hul Reaksmey

Tycoon threatens to have journalists shot dead

A glass-manufacturing tycoon on Saturday threatened to shoot dead two local journalists as they were covering a dispute he was having with another businessman in Phnom Penh, according to a report posted on the National Police website. The journalists, from Cambodia Express News and Bayon TV, ...

Eang Mengleng

Ly Yong Phat wants TV station

Prominent tycoon and ruling party senator Ly Yong Phat has now set his sights on the media landscape. Phat, the head of LYP Group, on Friday confirmed plans that he is seeking to set up a television station. The entry of an LYP channel, proposed as part ...

May Kunmakara

Hun Sen allows Opposition to have a TV channel

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the Royal Government of Cambodia agreed to allow the opposition party to have its own TV channel, which shall be registered as a private company. ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

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