Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5

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Royal Thai Army Radio and Television
Type Terrestrial television
Country Thailand
Availability National
Headquarters Sanam Pao, Phaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
Broadcast area
Bangkok, Thailand
Owner Royal Thai Army
Key people
Gen. Chatchai Sarikalaya
Launch date
25 January 1958
Official website

Royal Thai Army Radio and Television or better known as Channel 5 is a terrestrial television channel in Thailand. It was launched nationwide on 25 January 1958 and was Thailand's second free-to-air TV station after Channel 4. Its mission is to promote a happier and more enlightened Thailand. Believing strongly in the provision of wholesome entertainment, good family and community values, good corporate citizenship, and the promotion of national integration, the station works on an appointment-based programming concept reflecting its philosophy.


After being in operation since 25 January 1958, Channel 5 is proud of its achievement in building a strong following amongst Thai television audiences. So much so that the public's perception is that the Station has been around for much longer than this. Broadcast signals go through a network of 31 transmitters dotted around the country. Daily transmission is 24 hours, but regular programs begins at 5:00 am until 3:00 am the next day. Between 3:00 am and 5:00 am broadcasts teleshopping.

Channel 5 currently broadcasts under VHF (Very High) Frequency transmission on Channel 5 for Analogue broadcasting, and UHF channel 36 for Digital broadcasting.

Channel 5 is also available over TrueVisions on Channel 2.

Criticism and controversy[edit]

Channel 5 has been criticized in the past for not taking certain programming seriously and even taking some programs off-the-air without letting it finish the season run.


Daytime programmes


  • Local Dramas
  • Hong Kong Dramas
  • FTV Taiwan Hokkien Dramas
  • SET TV Taiwan Hokkien Dramas
  • Singaporean Dramas


TV5 Slogan in Thai


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