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Channel 7 (Thailand)

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Channel 7
BBTV Channel 7.png
Launched 27 November 1967; 50 years ago (1967-11-27)
Owned by Bangkok Broadcasting Television
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Slogan ช่องเจ็ดเอชดี ทีวีเพื่อคุณ
(Channel 7 in HD, telly for you)
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Broadcast area Thailand
Laos
Cambodia
Headquarters Chatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Website ch7.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial television Channel 35 (HD)
Cable
TrueVisions Channel 35 (HD)
Streaming media
Official website Watch live
Guchill Watch live

Channel 7 is a Thai free-to-air television network that was launched on 27 November 1967. It is owned by the Royal Thai Army. Its main offices are located in Mo Chit, Chatuchak.

History

The channel was launched in a ceremony on 27 November 1967 at 7:00pm Bangkok Time. It was presided over by the then Prime Minister of Thailand, Thanom Kittikachorn. The first programme to air was the 1967 Miss Thailand Pageant. Channel 7 was known back then as "Bangkok Color Television", airing on channel 5. In 1 January 1972, it started broadcasting nationwide.

Channel 7 launched its HD feed on 25 April 2014 on its digital terrestrial television system (DTT) on channel 35. Three years later, in 19 June 2017, Channel 7 was given authorisation from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission to shutdown its analogue frequencies in the rest of the country, in order to replace them with its digital channels on DTT. Thus, the network was expected to stop broadcasting on analogue 1 January 2018, but the process was postponed to 16 May 2018 and eventually completed on 16 June.

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