The 33rd National Television Festival was officially opened in Ha Long city, the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh, on December 18.

At the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has called on TV programme makers nationwide to unceasingly renovate to fulfil their role as information suppliers and contribute to the national construction and defence.

This year’s event sees the participation of 104 television and radio-television stations and media companies with 527 works.

Hosted by the Vietnam Television, the festival aims to honour excellent, creative products, while offering an opportunity for production units to share information and experience to overcome challenges facing the industry.

International conferences will also be held within the festival’s framework, focusing on television copyright, the digitalisation of terrestrial television, and the production of programmes in languages of ethnic minority groups.

The event will run until December 21.-VNA