Translated from Khmer by Socheata
Monday, October 22, 2007
Two additional TV stations plan to start their broadcasting in the near future in Cambodia. According to the Kampuchea Thmei newspaper, which quoted a high-ranking official from the Ministry of Information recently, two new TV stations will be aired soon: CTN Plus (owned by Kith Meng) and Southeast Asia TV. Khieu Kanharith, the minister of information, informed about the plan to open these two TV stations, but he did not specify the scheduled date the two stations will be aired. He only indicated that these two stations will be opened very soon. Currently, in Cambodia, there are 400 newspapers and magazines published; 33 radio stations, 23 of which are based in Phnom Penh, and 10 in the provinces and municipalities; and 16 TV stations, 9 of which are based in Phnom Penh, and 7 in the provinces and municipalities. With the 2 new stations, the total of TV stations in Cambodia will reach 18.