Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5

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Royal Thai Army (RTA) Radio and Television Channel 5
Logo tv5.png
Launched 25 January 1958; 60 years ago (1958-01-25)
Owned by Royal Thai Army
Picture format 1080i (HDTV) 16:9
Slogan Brings values to the Thai society
(Thai: นำคุณค่าสู่สังคมไทย)
Keeping values for the Digital era
(Thai: คงคุณค่า คู่ยุคดิจิตอล)
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Headquarters Phaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
Formerly called
  • RTA Radio and Television Channel 7
  • RTA Radio and Television Channel 5
Digital Channel 1 (HD) (TV5 - MUX2)
Must Carry Channel 1
TrueVisions Channel 1 (SD)
GMM Z Channel 1 (SD)
Good TV Channel 1 (HD)
TrueVisions Channel 1 (HD)
TOT iptv 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 25, 1958, RTA Radio and Television Channel 5 is the second oldest television station in Thailand.

Broadcast signals go through a network of 31 transmitters 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 until 2015 overnight hours consist re-runs of programming.

In the Bangkok area, Channel 5 originally broadcast in VHF on Channel 5 for analogue broadcasting and currently broadcasts on ultra high frequency (UHF) channel 36 for digital broadcasting.

With the exception of a handful of transmitters that had been switched off earlier [1], the analogue signal was originally scheduled to be switched off on 16 June 2018 along with the remaining transmissions of Channel 7, then postponed to after the World Cup 2018 finals in Russia, of which Channel 5 was one of the official broadcasters. [2] However, Channel 5 ultimately switched off their analogue signal at 9:29am on 21 June. According to the Engineering Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, the decision was made with only a few hours' notice. [3]

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. On several shows throughout 2008–09, they had cutout some scenes of programs due to scheduling conflicts.

Digital switch over[edit]

Channel 5 have completely cease it's analog broadcast on June 21 2018 at 9.29 AM


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