Ho Chi Minh City Television
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|Headquarters||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|February 7, 1966THVN9) (as |
May 1, 1975 (as HTV)
|1080i HDTV |
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
The old name of HCMC Television was Liberation Television that began broadcasting on 1 May 1975. Until April 30, 1975, the name was Saigon Television (Republic of Vietnam), founded in 1965, broadcast from February 2, 1966 to April 29, 1975. At the time, in Saigon, there were two different TV stations immediately adjacent in downtown: the TV station of the US military and Saigon Television. While in South Vietnam there were five TV stations (Saigon, Cần Thơ, Huế, Nha Trang and Quy Nhơn), television in the North Vietnam was still in the testing period.
After the opening of the center building in early 2006 with modern equipment and technology, HTV gradually switched to digital operations along with its good staff. HTV aims to become one of the most powerful media companies in Southeast Asia.
The station's main headquarters are located at the corner of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Dinh Tien Hoang Street. It also has an office in Ha Noi. HTV has two main analog channels - HTV7 and HTV9. The station started digital television at the end of 2013 using two to three multiplexes that transmit a total of 17 HTV-owned channels.
|HTV1 - Public General Information||1 October 2003||The channel was managed by VTL Media through a five-year lease term from 2007 to 2012. Afterwards, HCMC Television managed the channel using the public information format.|
|HTV2 - General Entertainment||1 October 2003||The channel was originally a sports channel until 2010 under a license.
It broadcasts 24 hours a day. It is jointly operated by Anh Binh Minh Media LLC, later transferred to DIDTV, belong DatVietVAC and HCMC Television. DIDTV (Đất Việt VAC) also manage other channels like Giai Tri TV (VTVCab 1), D-Dramas (VTVCab 7) and Lotte Đất Việt Home Shopping (a shopping channel which operated in cooperation with Lotte Group.
In September 19, 2018, HTV2 changed into a new name - Vie Channel.
|HTV3 - DreamsTV Entertainment for Kids and Families||1 October 2003||The channel was managed by TVM Corporation from June 2008 to August 2010 and again from June 2014.
At first it was a kids-only channel; in 2007 it was planned to become an entertainment channel for kids and families. Since June 2008, HTV3 has served aired programmes for children, like Ben 10, Doraemon, Case Closed, etc.
|HTV Key - Education||1 October 2003||It was launched at the same period as HTV1, HTV2, HTV3, HTV7 and HTV9 under the name of HTV4. In the early years, HTV4 rebroadcast science programs that were aired on HTV7 and HTV9.
Since early 2006, HTV4 began to purchase broadcast rights for programming from the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. HTV4 also produce programmes on Vietnamese education and science. HTV4 has its own website: htv4.vn.
In August 10, 2018, HTV4 changed into a new name - HTV Key.
|HTV7 - General Entertainment||1986||The second channel of HTV, originally aired as an advertising and public service channel. Currently it airs many game shows including local franchises of Disney's Endemol Shine Group games Deal or No Deal (since 2005), So You Think You Can Dance, and others. A HDTV version of the channel was launched on May 19, 2013.|
|HTV9 - General Information||7 February 1966||The channel was launched as THVN9, on 1 May 1975 it was renamed HTV9
The channel launched its HDTV version along with HTV7 on May 19, 2013.
|HTV Co.op - Home Shopping||2011||It is managed by HCMC's Union Cooperative (Co.op Mart).|
|HTV Sport - General Sport||2007||Replaced HTV2 (old) and HTV8. Until 2013, it was known as HTVC - Sport.|
|HTVC Vietnamese - General Channel for Vietnamese culture and people||2005||Since 2008, it is broadcast worldwide to serve the Vietnamese people around the world.|
|HTVC Vietnamese (HD & SD)||2006||It broadcasts Vietnamese films.|
|HTVC Film||2005||It broadcasts TV movies and cinema films from around the world.|
|HTVC Film HD||2011||It broadcasts Asian movies.|
|HTVC Music - General Music||unknown||Since April 4, 2015, it broadcast as an interactive music channel for young people.|
|HTVC Family||June 28, 2007||Broadcast as a channel for families.|
|Hplus||September 11, 2007||Online broadcasting, livestreaming services, on-demand TV. Acquired by HTV in late 2011.|
|HTVC Women||October 20, 2007||Broadcast as a channel for women.|
|HTVC Travel and Living||November 2007||Broadcast as an information channel for travel and lifestyle.|
|HTVC Plus - Channel B||2006||It was managed by Yan Group (since August 2010).|
|VGS Shop - Shopping Channel||2008||Originally called ViVi Homeshopping as it is managed by ViVi Trading Joint Stock Company. In 2013 ViVi and GS Shop (Korea) formed into VGS Shop.|
|FBNC - Financial and Banking||February 2009||It is managed by IDG Vietnam Invest Fund and Thế Sáng Corporation.|
- TFS, a TV studio, specializing in producing movies and documentary films.
- TV Service Center (TSC), a venue to contact the services and advertisements.
- Programme Production Centre (PPC), a production company, specialize in producing television programs.
- Ho Chi Minh City Television Cable Center (HTVC) brings quality programming to the audience in Vietnam and worldwide. The main programs include science, education, sports, movies, entertainment, etc.
HTV's cable system has various channels where HTV has rights to rebroadcast such as:
- National: Vietnam Television, An Viên Television, People's Police Television, Hanoi Radio Television, HTV3, Yan TV, among others.
- International: Cubavision International (Cuba), CCTV-4 (China), Caracol TV Internacional (Colombia), TFC (Philippines), Las Estrellas International (Mexico), TVE Internacional (Spain), TV Globo Internacional (Brazil), among others.
- News: Cable News Network (CNN IAP), France 24, FOX News, BBC World, CNBC Asia, Channel NewsAsia, Bloomberg, Phoenix InfoNews Channel, NHK World TV, CGTN.
- Documentary: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo People, BBC Earth, Da Vinci Learning, Discovery Asia, Asian Food Channel.
- Movies and series: HBO, Cinemax, Diva, Star Movies, AXN, AMC, STAR Chinese Movies, STAR Legend Movies, RED by HBO, Gem TV, Cinema World.
- Kids: Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Animax, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Toonami, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Baby TV, CBeebies.
- HTV Awards
- Golden Album (Album vàng)
- Golden Apricot (Mai Vàng)
- Cuộc đua xe đạp toàn quốc tranh Cúp truyền hình Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
- Chinh phục đỉnh Everest
- Cây vợt vàng HTV Challenger
- Thử thách đua xe địa hình HTV
- UEFA Champions League (1998-2015)