MPT as Platinum Sponsor for launch of Myanmar IDOL

24 Sep 2015

The leading telecom operator throws support behind the exciting new program

Yangon, Myanmar, 21st September, 2015 – Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT), the first and leading telecommunications operator in Myanmar, announced today that they are the platinum sponsor for the upcoming Myanmar IDOL program.

The program will begin auditions in five cities around the country in October, with the show to air between December 2015 and April 2016 on MNTV and Channel 9. Based off the very popular and successful US version, Myanmar IDOL is expected to showcase the top undiscovered talent in the country.

We are very pleased to be part of this exciting new program. MPT is part of everyone’s life in Myanmar—sharing entertaining moments and bringing new experiences to all subscribers. Myanmar IDOL also embodies this spirit of ̳Moving Myanmar Forward,‘ and we are proud to lend the MPT name to the sponsorship roster‖ said Mr. Takashi Shigeno, Marketing Director of KSGM/Joint Operations between MPT and KSGM (KDDI Summit Global Myanmar Co., Ltd.).

Other recent announcements from the telecom operator include the partnership with LINE application for MPT Swe Thahar subscribers to download and use the app for free without any data charges (valid until September 30th). MPT has also made it easier for new customers to enjoy the benefits of Swe Thahar with automatic enrollment and an option to opt out if desired. Currently there is also a 5 Minutes in 1 Hour‖ promotion running that allows Swe Thahar callers to speak for up to an hour for free, while only paying for 5 minutes per call (valid until September 30).