Taiwan has launched its first English-language international streaming platform called Taiwan+. The new government-funded English-language video platform is expected to connect Taiwan with the world. Taiwan's national news agency, Central News Agency (CNA), has been tasked with overseeing the project.
Targeting English-speaking audience, Taiwan+ consists of media professionals from the US, the UK, Canada, France, and Australia, as well as local industry professionals, who work collaboratively to deliver the latest news about Taiwan, international affairs, and covers a wide range of topics. The platform also sources stories from Taiwan’s public and private media organisations.
President Tsai Ing-wen said, “Taiwan+ is an exciting new initiative to tell Taiwan’s story. Generations of Taiwanese fought to transform this country into a vibrant democracy that protects freedom of speech and expression.”
Vice President Lai Ching-te added, “I hope that the platform can be the starting point from which the world learns about what Taiwanese people think and want, what Taiwan is doing, and what we can contribute to the world.”
Taiwan+ is a project commissioned by the Ministry of Culture to the CNA, and "marks an important milestone in the country’s history of mass media", Culture Minister Lee Yung-te said. He expressed his gratitude to legislators and professionals for making this happen.
“I hope to make this platform a form of expansion, connection, and infinite possibilities, just like how Taiwan incorporates ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity, and introduce Taiwan to the world through dynamic storytelling and news,” said Taiwan+ CEO Joanne Tsai. Tsai has over 25 years of experience in international media outlets, such as NBC/CNBC, National Geographic, and Fox International Channels.
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