Bernama News Channel, also known as BNC,[4] is a 24-hour international news and current affairs television network in Malaysia. It is owned by Bernama, a government news agency. This channel airs news programmes that are related to local and international business, lifestyle, sports and entertainment. It is broadcast on the Astro satellite television platform via Channel 502, HyppTV via Channel 410 (previously channel 120, prior to April 2013) and the unifi, iflix. Bernama News Channel's tagline is Semuanya Tentang Anda (Malay for "All About You").

Bernama News Channel
Bernama News Channel Logo.png
Launched1 October 2007; 11 years ago (2007-10-01)
Owned byBernama
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
16:9 (1080i, HDTV)
SloganAll About You (Semuanya Tentang Anda)
CountryMalaysia
LanguageMalay
English
Broadcast areaMalaysia & Americas
HeadquartersWisma Bernama, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Formerly calledBernama TV (2008-2016)
Availability
Terrestrial
MyFreeview (Malaysia)Channel 121 [1][2][3]
Satellite
AstroChannel 502
NJOIChannel 502
IPTV
Unifi TVChannel 631
Streaming media
YouTubeBernama News Channel Live
iflixWatch live (Registration required, Malaysia only)

BNC news bulletins were initially aired on Astro Ria, Astro Prima, Astro AEC, Astro Wah Lai Toi and Astro Vaanavil, but they have since been integrated to one Astro network. The news content on this channel is primarily broadcast in Malay; Buletin Bernama, which is the official language of Malaysia. However, there are also news bulletin in English, Mandarin, and Tamil reintroduced in July 30, 2018 after they were briefly introduced a couple years ago. Other shows that are broadcast on BNC flagship talk-shows like Malay-medium "Ruang Bicara" as well as English-medium "The Nation" and "Bernama Today".

On 25 May 2016, this channel went into a major re-brand, re-branding itself from Bernama TV to Bernama News Channel (BNC).The rebranding exercise includes the changing of the ID, logo and colour scheme of the channel. This change will also let BNC develop original programmes such as magazines, documentaries and human interest programming, in addition to news, to cater to its multi-level audience.[4]

BNC is currently headed by Chief Operating Officer Hakimi Zuffrida Mohd Zain.

Notable peopleEdit

Noramfaizul Mohd Nor worked for Bernama News Channel as a TV camera operator when he was killed 2 September 2011 covering a humanitarian mission to Somalia.[5] He was the first Malaysian journalist to be killed while on assignment abroad.

Datuk Ibrahim Yahaya, former Director-General of Radio & TV Malaysia (RTM), who is also a long-standing journalist, and Media Adviser to the former Minister of Information, Communications & Culture, Malaysia. He was the CEO of Bernama News Channel.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MYTV statement on Facebook (Malay)". 13 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.
  2. ^ "MYTV Broadcasting Digital TV Trial". 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Event for 6 June 2017". The EDGE Markets. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Bernama TV Rebrands As Bernama News Channel". Bernama. 25 May 2016. Archived from the original on 27 May 2016. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  5. ^ CNN. "Malaysian journalist killed in Somalia." 3 September 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011 CNN Archived 22 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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