Channel 9 MCOT HD

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Channel 9
MCOT HD Logo.svg
Launched 24 June 1955 (1955-06-24)
Network MCOT
Owned by MCOT PCL
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Slogan เปิดโลกกว้าง สร้างความสุข
(Discover happiness)
Country Thailand
Language Thai and English
Broadcast area Thailand
Headquarters Bangkok
Formerly called Thai Television Channel 4
(1952–1974)
Thai Color Television Channel 9
(1974–1983)
Thai Color Television Channel 9 M.C.O.T.
(1984 – 2002)
Modernine TV
(2002 –2015)
Website mcot.net
Availability
Terrestrial
Digital terrestrial television Channel 30 (HD)
Satellite
Good TV Channel 30 (HD)
Cable
TrueVisions Channel 30 (HD)
IPTV
TOT iptv Channel 30 (HD)
Streaming media
Watch live mcot.net/tv

Channel 9 is a Thai free-to-air television network launched on 24 June 1955 and owned by MCOT.

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The channel was originally launched as channel 4 on 24 June 1955, it operated under the management of the Thai Television Company. The channel began to broadcast daily in 1957. In 1974, the channel migrated from broadcasting in black-and-white at 525-lines on VHF channel 4 to a colour using a 625-line system on VHF channel 9. On 3 February 1977, the Thai Television Company was disolved and channel 9 was put under direct State administration.

On 28 June 1981, Princess Sirindhorn and King Bhumibol Adulyadej officially inaugurated the new the MCOT buildings on a 57-meters-square terrain with a television transmission, the largest in the country at the time, at 9:25 am. On 16 July 1987, channel 3 and channel 9 signed an expansion agreement. In 1992, Sangchai Sunthornwat became the director of MCOT.

On 6 November 2002, the channel was rebranded as Modernite TV. During the 2006 Thai coup d'état, the network was forced to stop broadcasting.

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