Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5

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Royal Thai Army (RTA) Radio and Television Channel 5
Launched 25 January 1958; 58 years ago (1958-01-25)
Owned by Royal Thai Army
Picture format 576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Slogan (Thai: ททบ.5 นำคุณค่า สู่สังคมไทย)
(Ththb.5 Nả khuṇkh̀ā s̄ū̀ s̄ạngkhm thịy)
TV5 Bringing Thailand's Values To The Society
Country Thailand
Language Thai
Formerly called
  • RTA Radio and Television Channel 7
    (1958-1974)
  • RTA Radio and Television Channel 5
    (1974-Present)
Website www.tv5.co.th
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Channel 5 (VHF) (Bangkok)
Digital Channel 1 (HD) (TV5 - MUX2)
Satellite
TrueVisions Channel 11
CTH Channel 1
Other Channel 1
Cable
TrueVisions Channel 2 and 11

Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Channel 5 (สถานีวิทยุโทรทัศน์กองทัพบก) is a terrestrial television station of the Royal Thai Army (RTA). It was the second television station in Thailand. It began broadcasting on 25 January 1958 in very high frequency (VHF).

History[edit]

Broadcast signals go through a network of 31 transmitters dotted around the country. Daily transmission is 24 hours, but regular programs begins at 05:00, ending at 03:00 the next day. Between 03:00 and 05:00 TV5 broadcasts teleshopping.

Channel 5 broadcasts in VHF on Channel 5 for analogue broadcasting and ultra high frequency (UHF) channel 36 for digital broadcasting.

Channel 5 is also available over TrueVisions on Channel 2.

Criticism and controversy[edit]

Channel 5 has been criticized in the past for not taking certain programming seriously and even taking some programs off the air without letting it finish the season run.

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