Channel 7 (Thailand)

The Channel 7 or Channel 7 HD, fully known as Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company Limited Channel 7 (Thai: สถานีโทรทัศน์สีกองทัพบกช่อง 7) or BBTV Channel 7, is a Thai free-to-air television network that was launched on 27 November 1967. It is the first color television broadcast in the Mainland Southeast Asia. It was owned by the Royal Thai Army on Analog transmission. Its headquarters are located in Mo Chit, Chatuchak, Bangkok. Similar to a British ITV, America NBC and CBS.

Channel 7 HD
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Launched27 November 1967; 52 years ago (1967-11-27)
Owned byBangkok Broadcasting Television
Picture format1080i HDTV
Sloganช่อง 7HD ทีวีเพื่อคุณ
(Channel 7 HD, TV for you)
Country Thailand
Broadcast area Thailand
HeadquartersChatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 35 (HD) (TV5 MUX2)
Must-carryChannel 35 (HD)
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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 Color Television", 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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  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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