Channel 7 (Thailand)

The Channel 7 or Channel 7 HD, fully known as Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company Limited Channel 7 (Thai: สถานีโทรทัศน์สีกองทัพบกช่อง 7), is a Thai 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. Its headquarters are located in Mo Chit, Chatuchak, Bangkok.

Channel 7 HD
BBTV Channel 7.png
Country Thailand
Broadcast area Thailand
 Laos
 Cambodia
 Myanmar
 Malaysia
 Vietnam (old)
HeadquartersChatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Programming
Language(s)Thai
Picture format1080i HDTV
Ownership
OwnerBangkok Broadcasting & Television
History
Launched27 November 1967; 54 years ago (1967-11-27)
Links
Websitewww.ch7.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 35 (HD) (TV5 MUX2)
Cable
TrueVisionsChannel 35 (HD)
Satellite
Must-carryChannel 35 (HD)
Streaming media
BBTV's OfficialWatch live
Thailand only (It may to be accessed with VPN in oversea)
TrueIDWatch live
Thailand only (It may to be accessed with VPN in oversea)

HistoryEdit

The channel was launched in a ceremony on 27 November 1967 at 7:00 pm Bangkok Time. 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", airing on channel 5. On 1 January 1972, it started broadcasting nationwide.[1][2]

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.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 12 May 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 December 2019. Retrieved 17 November 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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