To better serve the diverse cultures in the community, HOMTV is incorporating bilingual programming, including a
Mandarin version of the “Meridian News Now” newscast, which began airing Feb. 7.
“It is a truly historic moment at HOMTV to air our fist program in Mandarin. This is something we have talked about doing for multiple years,” said HOMTV Executive Producer Brandie Yates. “It is exciting we can provide this opportunity to our international interns and viewers.”
HOMTV’s internship program hires international and multicultural students every year. Mandarin-speaking alumni members will translate scripts and anchor the Mandarin version of the newscast on a biweekly basis. The Greater Lansing Chinese association is also assisting HOMTV with the translation of scripts.