Channel 9 MCOT HD

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Channel 9 MCOT HD
Stylized purple-and-white sun and moon inside a circle
Channel 9 MCOT HD logo
Launched June 24, 1955; 62 years ago (1955-06-24)
Network MCOT
Owned by MCOT PCL
Picture format 1080i (16:9 HDTV) (2014–present)
576i (16:9 SDTV) (2014–present)
576i (4:3 SDTV) (1955–2014)
Audience share 0.245 (March 2016, Nielsen and BBTV Channel 7)
Slogan เปิดโลกกว้าง สร้างความสุข (Discover happiness)
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Broadcast area Thailand
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Formerly called Thai Television Channel 4
Thai Color Television Channel 9
Thai Color Television Channel 9 M.C.O.T.
(1984 – November 6, 2002)
Modernine TV
(November 6, 2002 – September 9, 2015)
Sister channel(s) MCOT Family
Analog Channel 4 (VHF) (SD) (1955–1970)
Channel 9 (VHF) (SD) (1970–2018)
Digital Channel 30 (HD) (MUX3/UHF40 – Bangkok)
Must Carry Channel 30 (HD)
TrueVisions Channel 30 (SD)
Good TV Channel 30 (HD)
TrueVisions Channel 30 (HD)
TOT iptv Channel 30 (HD)
Streaming media
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Channel 9 MCOT HD (Thai: ช่อง 9 เอ็มคอตเอชดี) is the first terrestrial television channel in Thailand and is owned by MCOT Public Company Limited. Its inaugural broadcast, in black and white, was on June 24, 1955 on channel 4 VHF. The channel has broadcast in colour on channel 9 VHF since 1970, and has not broadcast in black and white since 1974. MCOT PCL and the TV station are regulated by the Minister of the Office of the Thai Prime Minister (OPM) and the Permanent Secretary for the OPM. The company's president is Dhewindra Wongwanich.


Thai Television Channel 4[edit]

Thai Television Channel 4 was the first TV station in Thailand. Incorporated on November 10, 1952, it operated under the management of Thai Television Company Limited. Plans for the future Channel 4 were made in early 1952 by Sapphasiri Wiriyasari, an official in the public-relations department of the Prime Minister's Office. He wrote an article about the new technology ("Visual Radio"), which was distributed to a group of government officials in the public-relations department. Wiriyasari was assigned by the department to the United Kingdom to study the medium of television. After returning to Thailand around 1949, he proposed the government establishment of television broadcasting in another article, "Time Thailand Should Have Television". At a 1950 cabinet meeting, prime minister Chom Phon Plaek Phibunsongkhram, instructed the department to establish a television station. A budget was outlined for the following year, but opposition from a majority of MPs (from the government and opposition parties) to the project's perceived wastefulness prevented it from proceeding.

In September and November 1952, the ministers and the public relations department (Luang Saranuprapan, ML Khap Koonchorn, Prasong Hongsanan, Phao Sriyanond, Lek Sanguanchatsornkrai, Muni Mahasanthana Wetchayanrangsit and Luen Phongsophon) supported the development of television in Thailand to provide news and information, quality programming and education. Public support resulted in the allocation of ฿20 million, and the Thai Television Company (TTVC) was founded. Chamnong Rangsikoon was its head producer, Amporn Photchanaphisoot the head director of photography, Somchai Malacharoen the chief cameraman, Thana Nakkhaphan the broadcast engineer, Kriangkrai (Sanan) Chiwapricha the transmitter chief, Thamrong Worasoot and Fu Chomchuen transmitter and antenna supervisor, Chan Tanthakosai chief director for sound, Sapphasiri Wiriyasiri the lighting chief and Raksak Watthanaphanit head of television services.

TTVC established the TTV radio station (Thai: สถานีวิทยุกระจายเสียง ท.ท.ท.) before starting the framework for the television station. The inaugural Thai Television Channel 4 broadcast was on June 24, 1955. Using a 10-kW monaural transmitter, 525 lines per picture and 30 frames per second, the original broadcast schedule was Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 to 11:00 pm. The channel began to broadcast daily in 1957.

Thai Color Television Channel 9[edit]

In 1974, TTVC moved its black-and-white, 525-line Channel 4 system to a colour, 625-line system on Channel 9.

Thai Color Television Channel 9 M.C.O.T.[edit]

On February 3, 1977 the That cabinet, led by Prime Minister Thanin Kraivichien, issued a resolution dissolving the TTVC. Thai Color Television Channel 9 ended with March 26, 1977 Communication Organization of Thailand BE 2520 (1977) decree establishing the Mass Communication Organization of Thailand (MCOT; อ.ส.ม.ท./อสมท), a state enterprise under the Prime Minister with a ฿10 million budget. The Channel 9 operation continued on April 9, 1977 as Thai Color Television Channel 9 M.C.O.T.

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and King Bhumibol Adulyadej officially opened the MCOT buildings on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) with a television transmission, the largest in the country at the time, at 9:25 am on June 28, 1981. On July 16, 1987, Thai Television Channel 3 and Thai Television Channel 9 M.C.O.T. signed an expansion agreement. In 1992, Sangchai Sunthornwat became the director of MCOT.

Modernine TV[edit]

On November 6, 2002, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra inaugurated Modernine TV. It is also still known as Channel 9 (Thai: ช่อง 9). During the September 19, 2006 coup d'état, Thaksin declared a state of emergency in the Bangkok area from a mobile phone in the U.S. live on Modernine TV before the station was ordered to stop broadcasting.




The "Witchu Prapha Dhewi" (Thai: วิชชุประภาเทวี) refers to women angels of thunderbolts, adorned with clouds and lightning within a circle. The first corporate logo of Channel 9 was designed by the Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Education (at that time).


When Thai Thorathat changed to broadcast on VHF Channel 9, they changed its own logo at the same time, ithe round curve which is shaped like a television screen (black-and-white border), and in it 4 sections inside, the far right is yellow circle with number 9 in black at center of this section. The next 3 sections are divided by a curve of spread spectrum signal to the left, each section are the primary colors of light (red, green and blue).


After short time from major change, Channel 9 has minor change their logo to the round curve which shape like television screen (with black and yellow border). It's divided to 3 sections by curve of spread spectrum signal to the left, each section are primary colors of light (red green and blue), and placed Number 9 in black with white border on center top of overall. Since 1977 their placed Thai letters "อ.ส.ม.ท." which are abbreviation of MCOT under this logo.

The letter อ.ส.ม.ท. that during the years 1984 – 1999 will be the acronym อ.ส.ม.ท. pink later in the year 1999 – 2000 has changed the color of abbreviations อ.ส.ม.ท. are white and smaller. Length of logo Before you change the font อ.ส.ม.ท. white in the middle of 2000 and has increased the domain of the station. ( above badge (In the upper right) and the initials อ.ส.ม.ท. (in the lower right corner), sort the letters identities and domain respectively, as well as identity. Thailand's Channel 3 television station and remove the black borders off. The positioning of identity in the years 1984 – December 1997, is located at the bottom right of the screen. In January 1998 – 2002 was moved to the top right corner of the screen.


At the same time as their change of name to Modernine TV, they launched a new logo in 2002. The left part is a circular gray line intersecting itself like latitude and longitude, the right part is a purple figure with a hidden number 9 and the upper part is a gray curve. The overall appearance of the eye, under this logo placed Thai letters "อสมท" in orange with gray border. (It was changed to the English MCOT IN 2013)

The clock of the station at the top left corner of the TV screen during the years 2002–2010 using the Arial bold white with black shadow later in 2011 – September 2012 using the Arial bold white intact. But the transition to a larger size. The thick black Later in October 2012, the DB PatPong X fonts with white letters with black shadow (Most are usually thin black shadow. On some days, a thick shadow. Some days no shadow at all) later in June 2014 a letter Amplifier (DB PatPong X Extended) it will be used in the field "MCOT HD". With the clock will start at 5:00 am until 8:00 am from Monday to Friday, and Saturday to Sunday will start at 5:00 am until 9:00 am.


Channel 9 MCOT HD is an all-new logo (except the alphabetical MCOT or อสมท directed) in the lower part. The difference the upper curve in like orb circle, reducing the three dimensions into 2D, change the charcoal at the bottom left corner. A new model with thin lines, set lines into all the light purple. And a white background For named channel MCOT Transition to the new font By Color into two parts MCOT is Light Purple (as well as the identity) and HD is gray Overall picture is opaque. The identity of such Plc. MCOT apply to broadcasts by parallel. All analog channel 9 and digital channel 30.

Daily opening[edit]

Modernine TV is a 24-hour station, with its broadcast day beginning 5–10 minutes before the Buddha's quotes. The royal anthem is played, followed by the quotes and the first programme of the day.

Transmitter location[edit]

Modernine TV is broadcast from the Baiyoke Tower II in Bangkok.

Schedule history[edit]

Years Time
June 24, 1955 – March 25, 1970 18:00–23:00
March 26, 1970 – December 31, 1986 14:00–00:00
January 1, 1987 – December 31, 1989 10:00–00:00
January 1, 1990 – December 31, 1993 12:00–00:00
January 1, 1994 – November 6, 2002 05:30–02:00 (Next Day)
February 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017 04:00–01:00 (Next Day)
05:30-02:00 (On Saturday and Sunday)
November 6, 2002 – 31 January 2017
July 1, 2017 - present
24 hours

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