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Channel 7 (Thailand)

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Channel 7
BBTV Channel 7.png
Launched27 November 1967; 51 years ago (1967-11-27)
Owned byBangkok Broadcasting Television
Picture format1080i HDTV
Sloganช่องเจ็ดเอชดี ทีวีเพื่อคุณ
(Channel 7 in HD, telly for you)
CountryThailand
LanguageThai
Broadcast areaThailand
Laos
Cambodia
HeadquartersChatuchak, Bangkok, Thailand
Websitech7.com
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 35 (HD)
Cable
TrueVisionsChannel 35 (HD)
Streaming media
BBTV's Official
(Thailand)
Watch live
Guchill
(Thailand)
Watch live
TrueID
(International)
Watch live

The Channel 7 or Channel 7 HD, fully known as Bangkok Broadcasting & Television Company Limited Channel 7 (Thai: สถานีโทรทัศน์สีกองทัพบกช่อง 7) or BBTV 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.[1][2]

Channel 7 launched its High-definition television 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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