National broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) has recently been slapped with a fine of over US$1,000 for airing a show featuring an air route map which misplaced Hanoi in a Chinese province and provided incorrect information in its footage on the recent Nepal earthquake rescue efforts. The Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Information and Communications recently issued a decision to impose a total fine of VND25 million ($1,165) on VTV for its two latest blunders, which led to its provision of untruthful information and misrepresentation of the country’s sovereignty. The national broadcaster was fined VND15 million ($699) for its gaffe involving the local version of Dutch show "Sabotage," "Diep Vu Tuyet Mat," which is the product of a partnership between VTV and Cat Tien Sa, a Vietnamese media company. The show was scheduled to air at 8:00 pm every Saturday on VTV3, the broadcaster’s entertainment channel. The 14-episode program features 11 local celebs as … [Read more...] about National TV fined for misplacing Vietnam capital, slip in Nepal quake rescue footage
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Awards winners at the closing ceremony (Source: lhthtq.vtv.vn) NDO – The 34th National Television Festival wrapped up in Thua Thien – Hue province on December 20 with 31 gold, 63 silver medals and 152 certificates of merits being awarded to outstanding works and producers. >> National TV festival opens in Thua Thien-Hue The prizes were presented in nine categories: children’s programmes, documentary, reportage, science and education, talk shows, dialogue, programmes in ethnic minority languages, music, and TV series. The festival received over 510 works from nearly 120 organisations nationwide. Best directors, actors and actresses were also named at the awards ceremony. According to the jury, this year’s festival saw the success of many local radio and television stations and private film studios. The winning entries in documentary, reportage and dialogue categories truthfully, promptly and strongly addressed pressing issues facing the country, … [Read more...] about 31 gold medals presented at National Television Festival
A Vietnam Television (VTV) channel has admitted it made a mistake in not censoring footage of the beheading of a live turtle so it appeared in an episode of a popular cooking show that was publicly aired last weekend. Khanh Phuong and VTV3 - an entertainment channel of VTV - have received much criticism after the beheading was seen clearly in the 10th episode of the second season of the "Vua Dau Bep - MasterChef Vietnam" cooking show which was broadcast on September 20. "Vua Dau Bep - MasterChef Vietnam" is the Vietnamese version of UK reality cooking show "MasterChef." "We take full responsibility for this incident. A mistake was made in our image censoring process," admitted Lai Van Sam, head of the Sports, Entertainment, and Economy Information Desk of VTV3. "That image should not have been aired on TV. This is an unwanted incident," Sam explained. BHD Multimedia Company, a Vietnamese firm that joined VTV3 in purchasing the show's format and re-producing it in the … [Read more...] about Vietnam national TV admits error in airing live turtle beheading on cooking show
Is reality TV stealing kids' innocence? (07-08-2007) 'I feel very sorry for the kids when they are put under such pressure to perform.' Wise beyond their years: Kids compete in the popular Do Re Mi Singing Contest. — VNS Photo It must be every aspiring young artists dream to perform in front of an audience of millions, while industry bigwigs wait in the wings just itching to sign them up. The recent boom in reality TV shows for would-be warblers is testament to their popularity with the public and the eagerness of fledgling songbirds to get up on stage and lay themselves open to the trauma of ridicule and the bitterest disappoint. One has only to turn on the television to see just how numerous these children's singing contests have become. Do Re Mi, for example, is a new talent show for five-to ten-year-olds that was launched in June on the Viet Nam Television channel 3 (VTV 3). In the fight for daytime TV audiences it is up against Tieng Ca Hoc Duong (Schoolchildren's … [Read more...] about Is reality TV stealing kids’ innocence?
(CPV)- The first two national finalists in the 2010 Budweiser International Cup 6V6 football tournament have been determined, and one is no stranger to that stage. A TV, which last year competed as Horison FC and went on to represent Vietnam in the world finals, edged VTV FC in a penalty shoot-out (5-4) yesterday to claim the top berth for Hanoi. VTV FC advanced also by virtue of finishing in the top two. Qualifying rounds continue this Saturday in Da Nang, where two more 6-man teams will earn spots in the eight-team national final scheduled for April 4 in Ho Chi Minh City. The victor April 4 claims the ultimate prize: an all-expenses-paid trip to South Africa to compete in a 10-nation world final July 1 and watch two FIFA World Cup Round-of-16 matches in person, courtesy of Budweiser. Last year, Vietnam advanced all the way to the title match before losing to Argentina in a thrilling penalty shoot-out. … [Read more...] about Hanoi sends two through to “Bud 6V6” national finals