Channel 7 (Thailand)

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Channel 7 or Channel 7 HD, fully known as Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company Limited Channel 7 (Thai: ช่อง 7 เอชดี Formerly known as สถานีโทรทัศน์สีกองทัพบกช่อง 7), is a Thai state-owned free-to-air television network that was launched on 27 November 1967. It is the first colour television broadcast in Mainland Southeast Asia. It is currently owned by the Royal Thai Army through Bangkok Broadcasting & Television. It is headquartered in Mo Chit, Chatuchak, Bangkok.

Channel 7 HD
Logo used since 25 April 2014
Broadcast areaThailand
Malaysia (Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan and Terengganu)
Myanmar (eastern and southern portions)
Cambodia (western portion)
HeadquartersChatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Picture format1080i HDTV
OwnerBangkok Broadcasting & Television
Launched27 November 1967; 56 years ago (1967-11-27) (Analog System)
25 April 2014; 10 years ago (2014-04-25) (Digital System)
2 December 2015; 8 years ago (2015-12-02) (Satellite and Digital System)
Closed16 June 2018 (Only Analog System)
DigitalChannel 35 (HD) (TV5 MUX2)
Streaming media
BBTV's OfficialWatch live
Thailand only (It can be accessed with a VPN overseas)
TrueIDWatch live
Thailand only (It can be accessed with a VPN overseas)

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Channel 7 officially launched broadcasts in Bangkok on 27 November 1967 at 7:00 pm Bangkok Time. The channel's broadcast area was only limited to Bangkok Metropolitan Area (Bangkok, capital of Thailand, and the surrounding areas) only. It was presided over by the then Prime Minister of Thailand Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorn. The first programme to air was the 1967 Miss Thailand Pageant. Channel 7 was known back then as "Bangkok Colour Television Network", with callsign HSB-TV,[1] airing on Channel 5 and was the country's first colour television station using PAL colour. On 1 January 1972, it started broadcasting nationwide.[2][3] In 1974 it switched frequencies to VHF Channel 7, swapping with Royal Thai Army Television.

A regional station opened in Phuket on 9 October 1980. Up until then Phuket only had one television station, an MCOT/PRD station on channel 11.[4]

Channel 7 launched its high-definition television feed on 25 April 2014 on its digital terrestrial television system (DTT) on channel 35. Three years later, on 19 June 2017, Channel 7 was given authorisation from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission to shut down its analogue frequencies in the rest of the country, in order to replace them with its digital channels on DTT. Thus, the network was expected to stop broadcasting on analogue 1 January 2018, but the process was postponed to 16 May 2018 and eventually completed on 16 June.

In July 2020, the Election Commission requested Channel 7 cease broadcast of the television drama series 'Love Song of the Gun Crack' over one of the actors, Krungsrivilai Sutin Phueak, stepping forward as a candidate for a Minister of Parliament for Samut Prakan's 5th District. The series was then suspended from 30 July to 9 August.[5]

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  • Tin Chokkamonkij
  • Swiss Leelapongwattana
  • Premsuda Santiwattana
  • Kamollat Aedsrichai
  • Sornsawan Phuwijit
  • Chohfah Lhaoariya
  • Nantipat Pothapan
  • Jetsada Upani
  • Panurat Saneebutr
  • Muanfun Prasarnpanit
  • Napassakorn Sereerojanasiri
  • Sarji Wongampai
  • Nicharee Padthong
  • Sukonphet Pholpratthanon
  • Nilawan Panitrungruang
  • Pisit Kiratikankul
  • Kensit Kanthachan
  • Kritsada Nuanmee
  • Buabucha Punnanan
  • Pinpinat Thakulweeranan
  • Jeeranan Khetpong
  • Pattrawan Panichcha
  • Thanaphat Kittibodeesakul
  • Songkan Achariyasub
  • Adisorn Puengya
  • Wathit Treekruthaphan
  • Thanyalak Chatyalak
  • Thanit Kaewnak
  • Piphat Witthayapanyanon
  • Todd Thongdee
  • Chompoonuch Piyathammachai
  • Natphatsorn Simasathien
  • Nattawut Phanpiwat
  • Thanaphat Kittibodeesakul
  • Thanit Kaewnak
  • Thanyalak Chatyalak
  • Thanyanan Laoburin
  • Thirat Phopanich
  • Nantipat Pothapan
  • Paphada Kleunsumarn
  • Peerawat Kulananwat

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  1. ^ "Television Factbook" (PDF). 1984. p. 1389. Retrieved 25 February 2024.
  2. ^ "ช่อง 7 ผลัดใบ ตั้งคนข่าวคุมบริหาร แทน "พลากร" เปิดโผ "บิ๊กทีวี" โยกช่องวัดฝีมือชิงเรตติ้งดึงผู้ชม". 4 January 2018. Archived from the original on 12 May 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  3. ^ "เกี่ยวกับเรา". Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  4. ^ "สถานีโทรทัศน์สีกองทัพบกช่อง7 จ.ภูเก็ต". Channel 7 Phuket. Archived from the original on 18 February 2016. Retrieved 26 February 2024.
  5. ^ "กกต. แจ้งช่อง 7 ระงับออกอากาศละคร "เพลงรักผาปืนแตก" หวั่นเอื้อประโยชน์ กรุงศรีวิไล". (in Thai). 31 July 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2023.
  6. ^ "Jade Ketley faces Apichat Fairtex in MMA card at Lumpinee". Asian MMA. 5 January 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.
  7. ^ "Jada Ketley submits Apidet Fairtex at Lumpinee Stadium". Asian MMA. 17 January 2022. Retrieved 1 February 2022.

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