Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5
|Royal Thai Army (RTA) Radio and Television Channel 5|
|Launched||25 January 1958|
|Owned by||Royal Thai Army|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV) 16:9
1080i (HDTV) 16:9
|Slogan||(Thai: ททบ.5 นำคุณค่า สู่สังคมไทย)
(Ththb.5 Nả khuṇkh̀ā s̄ū̀ s̄ạngkhm thịy)
TV5 Bringing Thailand's Values To The Society
|Analogue||Channel 5 (VHF) (Bangkok)|
|Digital||Channel 1 (HD) (TV5 - MUX2)|
|Must Carry||Channel 1|
|TrueVisions||Channel 1 (SD)|
|TrueVisions||Channel 1 (HD)|
Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5 (สถานีวิทยุโทรทัศน์กองทัพบก) is a terrestrial television station of the Royal Thai Army (RTA). It was the second television station in Thailand. It began broadcasting on 25 January 1958 in very high frequency (VHF).
Launched on January 24, 1958, RTA Radio and Television Channel 5 is the second oldest television station in Thailand.
Broadcast signals go through a network of 31 transmitters dotted around the country. Daily transmission is 24 hours, but regular programs begins at 05:00, ending at 03:00 the next day. Between 03:00 and 05:00 TV5 broadcasts teleshopping.
Criticism and controversy
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. On several shows throughout 2008–09, they had cutout some scenes of programs due to scheduling conflicts.