Channel 7 (Thailand)

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BBTV CH7
BBTV Channel 7.png
Launched 27 November 1967; 47 years ago (1967-11-27)
Owned by Bangkok Broadcasting Television and Royal Thai Army
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Channel 7, For You
(Thai: ช่องเจ็ดสี ทีวีเพื่อคุณ)
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Website www.ch7.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Channel 3
Digital Channel 45
Satellite
TrueVisions Channel 3
CTH Channel 45
Other Channel 45
Cable
TrueVisions Channel 3 and 45

CH7 (Thai: ช่องเจ็ด; rtgsChong Chet; literal: Channel 7) is a Thai television station, CH7 was officially launched on 27 November 1967 at 19:00 Bangkok Time after being acquired by the Royal Thai Army.

CH7 is a sister channel of TV5. Its headquarters at Mo Chit, Chatuchak.

CH7 currently broadcasts under VHF (Very High Frequency). In the Bangkok Metropolitan Area the VHF channel is 7 (Analog) and broadcasts under UHF (Ultra High Frequency) using the TV5 digital television network for CH7HD (Digital). CH7 is also available over TrueVisions on Channel 3. (Satellite) Its daily broadcasting hours are 24 hours Like WNET in New York, USA and Tokyo MX in Tokyo, Japan.

Since its launch 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 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 was officially launched at a ceremony on Monday, 27 November 1967 at 19:00 Bangkok Time by Prime Minister of Thailand's Father Thanom Kittikachorn. It started broadcasting nationally on 1 January 1973 at 19:00 Bangkok Time.

Events[edit]

Every Saturdays, there is Chet Si Concert.

Programmes[edit]

Notable programmes by CH7 include:

Broadcasting Hours[edit]

Years Weekdays Saturday Sunday
27 November 1967-31 December 1973 19:00-21:00
1 January 1974-31 December 1976 17:00-23:00
1 January 1977-31 December 1979 15:00-23:00
1 January 1980-31 December 1985 11:00-23:00
1 January 1986-31 December 1987 10:00-24:00
1 January 1998-31 December 2000 08:00-01:00
1 January 2001-31 December 2004 05:00-01:00
1 January 2005-now 24-hours

See also[edit]

Reference[edit]

  • Channel 7 schedule, 1 July 1995 Bangkok Post

External links[edit]