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Dhasa: On Wednesday, the local Chinese authorities said that, the first satellite television broadcast in Khampa dialect with 2.4 million viewers in Tibetans was officially launches at the so called Sichuan Province in Southwest China. Head of Sichuan Provincial Radio, Film and Television Bureau He Daxin said, "After the official launch, the channel will have more programs, including a new program in both Khampa dialect and Mandarin in order to help those who want to learn Mandarin".
The channel was on a trial run since October 2009 after it was approved by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television in May 2009. Khampa is one of the three main Tibetan dialects, besides U-Tsang and Amdho. The other two dialects are also made available on satellite channels in Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province.

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