Gala marks five years since launch of National Defence TV channel

Thursday, 2018-05-17 11:27:50
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The gala night marks five years since the launch of the Vietnam National Defence TV channel. (Photo:
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NDO – The Army Radio and Television Broadcasting Centre, in collaboration with the Viettel Media Communications Company, organised a gala night to mark five years since the launch of the Vietnam National Defence TV channel (QPVN) on May 16.

Officially making its debut in May 2013, the channel has become one of the nation's seven essential TV channels, broadcasting 24 hours a day, with 55 programmes, including 14 daily news broadcasts in Vietnamese, English and Chinese, as well as intensive military programmes featuring the national strategies on protecting the Fatherland.

Speaking at the event, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the Vietnam People's Army General Political Department, praised the efforts made by the channel’s staff, reporters, editors and technicians in asserting the role of the QPVN, while becoming a communication product that is attractive to viewers both within and without the military, thereby significantly contributing to the fight against contradictions of views and wrong propositions against the ideological foundations of the Party, while better meeting the information needs of the mass audience.

Senior Lieutenant General Nghia asked the Military Broadcasting Centre and the QPVN to continue fulfilling the Party and State’s assigned tasks by constantly improving their political resolve and professional skills, while updating new technologies to develop their programmes and actively coordinating with the authorities concerned in order to promote the channel.

At the gala, the audience had opportunities to exchange with figures who have accompanied them on the five-year journey of the QPVN, as well as enjoying art performances marking the channel’s development and reflecting the sentiment from the army and audiences nationwide towards the QPVN.

On the occasion, the channel’s staff cooperated with the relevant units and individuals to provide free medical check-ups, drugs and gifts to policy beneficiaries in disadvantaged localities across the country.