Study English, a popular programme on Australia Plus Television (Source: australiaplus.com)
ABC's Australia Plus TV (A+ TV) started broadcasting in Vietnam via VTV Cable channel 199 and FPT ONEtv channel 177 from October 3.

A+ TV provides viewers a wide range of programmes including news, finance, sport, entertainment and drama, along with children's programmes, English language learning, documentaries and arts.

A+ TV has many popular shows such as Behind the News which explains current affairs to students, and Study English that helps them prepare for IELTS exams.

The service also covers big events in Australia and arrived in Vietnam just in time for the 2015 AFL Grand Final that will be broadcast live from the Melbourne Cricket Ground from October 3.

Lynley Marshall, CEO of ABC International, said launching A+ TV in Vietnam was one of the top priorities for ABC.

Vu Huy Minh Quoc, Director of OpenSpace which represents ABC in Vietnam, said that A+ TV provides a connection point for all Australians living in or visiting Vietnam, and for Vietnamese who wish to learn about Australia.

The Australia Plus international media service is a digital-led multiplatform commercial service which is fully commercial. Australia Plus works closely with businesses to enhance their opportunities for market access and growth across the region.-VNA