11 Nov Popular Thai soap ‘Wanida’ now showing on Myanmar TV

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Myanmar’s Channel 7 has now begun showing the popular Thai soap opera programme “Wanida,” according to The Nation on November 10.

The show, which began broadcast on weekdays from November 3, is heralded as a way to expand cross-border cultural exchanges between Myanmar and Thailand.

"This is the first foreign TV series that is being presented by Forever BEC-Tero [on Thai Channel 7] with Myanmar dubbing instead of subtitles," said Soe Thura, Forever BEC-TERO's country manager said.

"We selected this drama because we are working together with a Thai company and this soap was quite popular in Thailand. We plan to release more foreign TV series with local dubbing features in the future," he said.

Starring Jesadaporn Pholdee and Taksaorn Paksukcharoen, "Wanida" relates the romance between a debt-ridden army major and the daughter of his creditor who plans their arranged marriage to repay his debt, according to the newspaper.

Local dubbing is provided by actor Ye Myint Lay and his crew, radio presenters from Mandalay FM and students from the University of Culture.

“Wanida” picked up Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Artistic Direction at the Golden Television Awards in 2010. The TV series also won Best International Drama at the Tokyo Drama Awards in 2011.

“Wanida” has been on Cambodian TV since 2012.

Last modified on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 15:56