VN to co-produce Mekong TV show (14-05-2005) HA NOI — The six countries through which the Mekong River flows are to co-produce a television series documenting the fundamental importance of the 4,000km river to the South-east Asia region. The documentary series, to be titled Song Lan Thuong-Me Cong (the Lanshang-Mekong River) will be produced following an agreement signed in Beijing on Wednesday by media representatives of Viet Nam, China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. This will be the first time these countries have worked together in television production, said Tran Binh Minh, deputy director of Viet Nam Television (VTV), adding that VTV welcomed the initiative because of the river’s crucial importance to the environment and people of southern Viet Nam. Minh said that the association of the river with the six countries which the series will encourage should promote tourism in the respective nations. He also pointed out that this is a good opportunity to exhibit … [Read more...] about VN to co-produce Mekong TV show
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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 … [Read more...] about Is reality TV stealing kids’ innocence?
Year’s last TV show to aid poor (31-12-2008) HA NOI — A television programme Noi Vong Tay Lon (Joining the Great Fold) will be one of the last shows for the year from Viet Nam Television (VTV). Starting at 4pm today, it will include a talk show and concert. The show will review charity activities to eliminate hunger, reduce poverty and raise Fund for the Poor. The programme has been held by VTV and Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) since 2000 to raise money for Fund for the Poor. Following the talk show, viewers will be invited to donate. People can visit www.vtv.vn or www.vtv6.com to comment about the charity programme. After the two-hour talk show, a concert will be provided by vocalists, bands and musicians, including My Linh, Quyen Van Minh; Quyen Thien Dac; Phuong Linh; Ngoc Anh at 8pm. Some patriotic songs will be performed by family-artists such as Tran Hieu-Tran Tien-Tran Thu Ha and Vu Dau-Ngoc Chau-Khanh Linh. The concert will be held in the Ha Noi Culture Palace. A … [Read more...] about Year’s last TV show to aid poor
A television show last night featured President Ho Chi Minh's patriotism, desire for peace, strong will and readiness to sacrifice for the dream of liberating Viet Nam from colonialism. A procession features different images of President Ho on Saturday. The activity is among cultural events organised during the Sen Village Festival celebrating President Ho's birthday. The show was broadcast live from Ba Dinh Square in Ha Noi and Kim Lien Village in the central province of Nghe An, where Ho was born. It included talks with foreign and domestic researchers, war veterans in Ha Noi as well as recorded meeting with scholars in Britain and France. Various songs, dances by local and foreign artists were sprinkled throughout the show. "He came here to learn, to read and to study English. He started earning money clearing snow. His friends said his hands became swollen after hours of shovelling snow. He worked with thin clothes." These were the words used by John Callow, director … [Read more...] about TV show celebrates President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday
Korean television producers have wrapped up shooting a video segment on the giant ao dai (traditional dress) created by Vietnamese designer Vo Viet Chung. Programme director Ra Seung-jong said the show would be presented in English and Korean on the Korean channel, which airs internationally. Designer Chung said he was proud of presenting Vietnam's cultural heritage to the world. The ao dai was made with My A silk and embroidered with many kinds of threads, including gold, silk and synthetic fibres, by skilled craftspeople. Chung also used 10,000 kinds of precious stones for decorating the ao dai with designs featuring nine flying dragons, which symbolise the nine major rivers of the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. He said he hoped that with such designs on the ao dai, foreigners would understand the Vietnamese country, history and culture. Chung, however, said that he was still having difficulty in finding money to finish the dress, and hoped to receive more support from State agencies and … [Read more...] about Korean TV show creates giant ao dai