Channel 7 (Thailand)

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BBTV CH7
BBTV Channel 7.png
Launched 27 November 1967; 49 years ago (1967-11-27)
Network Analog Free TV, Digital Free TV
Owned by Bangkok Broadcasting Television
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Channel 7, For You
(Thai: ช่องเจ็ดสี ทีวีเพื่อคุณ)
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Broadcast area National
Website www.ch7.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue VHF Channel 7 (Bangkok)
Digital Channel 35 (HD)
Satellite
TrueVisions Channel 35 (HD)
Cable
TrueVisions Channel 35 (HD)

CH7 (Thai: ช่องเจ็ด; rtgsChong Chet; literal: Channel 7) is a Thai television station. CH7 was officially launched on 27 November 1967 after being acquired by Royal Thai Army.

CH7's headquarters are at Mo Chit, Chatuchak.

CH7 currently broadcasts on a VHF band. In the Bangkok Metropolitan Area the VHF channel is 7 (analog) and broadcasts under UHF using digital television network for CH7HD. CH7 is also available over TrueVisions on Channel 35. It broadcasts 24-hours daily.

Since its 1974-75 conversion to color it has retained its signature identification tune.

History[edit]

CH7 was formerly known as Bangkok Colour Television (another one was Bangkok Television, now Channel 5). It was managed by the Royal Thai Army and broadcasts from Bangkok. This broadcast area was only limited to Bangkok Metropolitan Area only and broadcasts in Bangkok.

The channel targets Thai-speaking viewers; American English and Hong Kong Cantonese programmes are also shown in this channel.

Channel 7's officially launching ceremony night was 27 November 1967 at 19:00 Bangkok Time and was officially launched by Prime Minister of Thailand, Thanom Kittikachorn. It was originally planned for a national expansion and started national television broadcasting on 1 January 1972.

Events[edit]

Every Saturday, there is 7 See Concert.

Programmes[edit]

Notable programmes by CH7 include:

Broadcasting Hours[edit]

Years Daily
27 November 1967 – 31 December 1970 19:00-21:30
1 January 1971 – 31 December 1971 18:00-23:00
1 January 1972 – 31 December 1975 18:00-00:00
1 January 1976 – 31 December 1982 15:00-00:00
1 January 1983 – 31 December 1985 11:00-00:00
1 January 1984 – 31 December 1989 10:00-00:00
1 January 1990 – 31 December 1995 09:00-00:00
1 January 1996 – 31 December 2000 10:00-00:00
1 January 2001 – 31 December 2002 08:00-00:00
1 January 2003 – 31 December 2004 06:00-00:00
1 January 2005-now 24-hours

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