New trilingual news channel to launch in Malaysia
December 6th, 2011 - 16:36 UTC
by Andy Sennitt.
A new television news channel in Malaysia, Worldview Broadcasting Channel (WBC) that is expected to launch officially in April next year, has started airing test transmissions in the Klang Valley since 1 December. The test transmission from 7pm to 10pm can be viewed by tuning to UHF Channel 39 with magazine programmes as well as local and foreign documentaries on air.
A statement from the station said that its core content would be news with 70 per cent international news coverage, with the rest comprising a range of current affairs programmes and documentaries. “WBC local viewers will be able to watch live news reports from various locations around the world, presented from a Malaysian perspective, in three languages, Bahasa Malaysia, English and Arabic,” the statement said.
The statement said WBC’s approach to vary its news sources via cooperation with selected news and current affairs television stations worldwide will offer viewers a fresh experience in news watching. More information can be accessed through the w//w.wbcchannel.tv website, it said.