Channel 9 MCOT HD
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|Launched||24 June 1955|
|Owned by||MCOT PCL|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
|Slogan||เปิดโลกกว้าง สร้างความสุข |
|Language||Thai and English|
|Formerly called||Thai Television Channel 4|
Thai Color Television Channel 9
Thai Color Television Channel 9 M.C.O.T.
(1984 – 2002)
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 30 (HD)|
|Good TV||Channel 30 (HD)|
|TrueVisions||Channel 30 (HD)|
|TOT iptv||Channel 30 (HD)|
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 dissolved 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.