Saigon Broadcasting Television Network

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Saigon Broadcasting Television Network
SBTN TV.png
Launched 2001
Owned by SBTN, INC.
Country United States, Canada, & Australia
Broadcast area United States
Website www.sbtn.tv
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV (USA) Channel 2072
Cable
Available on many cable systems Check local listings for channels
IPTV
FiOS TV (USA) Channel 1765

Saigon Broadcasting Television Network, abbreviated SBTN, is the first 24-hour Vietnamese language channel geared towards the Vietnamese diaspora. The network is specifically programmed to meet the needs of Vietnamese audiences living outside of Vietnam.[1] The channel provides television programs in the field of Vietnamese history, news, culture, economics, talk shows, children's shows, sitcoms, games shows; Production of radio and television programs primarily.[2] The channel strives to serve as a lifeline for the 1st, 1.5 & 2nd generation with extensive news both US and Vietnamese related, as well as covering educational programming and daily entertainment for the whole family, such as talk shows, dramas, Asian movies and documentaries; it also aims to help preserve Vietnamese culture for Vietnamese populations living abroad.[3]

The headquarters are based in Garden Grove, California.[4]

SBTN has local affiliates in Boston, Massachusetts (Boston Vietnamese Media),[5] Washington, D.C. (SBTN-DC), Dallas, Texas (SBTN DFW),[6] and Honolulu, Hawaii.[7]

A Canadian version, SBTN Canada,[8] is available in Canada for Vietnamese Canadians, with programming from the United States service, plus content produced in Canada; this service is owned by the Ethnic Channels Group, under license from SBTN.[9]

History[edit]

The network was established in 2001 [10]) in Orange County, California by Truc Ho, founder and CEO of SBTN [11] who is also a well known songwriter/composer, producer and human rights activist in the Vietnamese community. "It was my intention to help the Vietnamese community unite and form one voice to speak out on issues related to the community. Together with a few other dedicated partners we raised the funds to launch the channel more than ten years ago." [12]

About[edit]

SBTN attracts viewers from all segments of the Vietnamese society from first generation to younger audiences and offers a broad range of originally-produced and acquired programming in the Vietnamese language including informative and educational shows such as news, documentaries, variety shows, music, talk shows, exclusive dramas, Hollywood Red Carpet events and much more. The channel aims to deliver high-quality news and entertainment programming to the American-Vietnamese Community in their own language all around the world. Broadcast on major cable and satellite providers, SBTN connects the community with their heritage, culture and identity. The network is headquartered in Garden Grove, California, which is home of the largest Vietnamese population living outside Vietnam. The majority of SBTN’s news, variety and music programming is produced in the Garden Grove facility.[13]

SBTN is distributed by International Media Distribution, a leading provider of in-language and multi-ethnic programming in the United States and launched the network on Time Warner Cable in 2014 [14] SBTN is also available throughout the United States, Canada, and Australia on DirecTV,[15] Comcast,[16] Cox Communications,[17] Verizon Fios,[18] AT&T U-verse,[19] and many other video service providers.

Programming[edit]

SBTN keeps viewers informed and connected to their culture and community with programs such as:

  • SBTN Morning with Mai Phi Long and Do Dzung
  • Evening News with Dieu Quyen and Bao Chau: Information from all points of the globe, from Vietnam to local communities
  • SBTN Daily News: Up to the minute new reports.
  • The Victoria To Uyen Show: A mix of Hollywood celebrities, local business leaders, scholars, athletes, politicians, and others in a one-on-one interview setting.
  • A Time to Remember | Mot Thoi De Nho: A music program featuring Asia Entertainment’s artists.
  • Cooking in the Kitchen with Uyen Thi | Bep Nha Ta Nau: Chef and restauranteur Uyen Thy introduces traditional Vietnamese dishes along with contemporary styles of cooking.
  • Music Request with Orchid Lam Quynh | Nhac Yeu Cau: An entertainment show featuring the best and brightest artists of Vietnamese music in America. The show takes on requests from viewers to dedicate songs to each other nationwide.
  • Tuong Thang and Do Phu: Unique weekly discussions of current events from Vietnam to the U.S. as well as global issues from a Vietnamese American perspective.

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Management[edit]

  • Truc Ho, Founder, CEO and President
  • Nguyen Do Phu], Vice President and Counsel
  • Nguyen Anh Tuan], CFO

Anchors/Reporters/Hosts/Correspondents[edit]

  • Dieu Quyen - SBTN Anchor
  • Bao Chau - SBTN Anchor
  • Victoria To Uyen - SBTN Show Host & Anchor [21]
  • Tuong Thang - SBTN Host
  • Do Phu - SBTN Host
  • Christine Anh Thơ (Correspondent for SBTN / The Victoria To Uyen Show)
  • Kiyra Lynn (Correspondent for SBTN / The Victoria To Uyen Show) [22]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imediadistribution.com/news/sbtn-partners-comcast-offer-special-free-preview-california-celebrate-asian-pacific-american-he "SBTN PARTNERS WITH COMCAST TO OFFER A SPECIAL FREE PREVIEW IN CALIFORNIA TO CELEBRATE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH" May 17, 2010 Retrieved January 9, 2015
  2. ^ http://www.trademarkia.com/s-sbtn-saigon-broadcasting-television-network-78498033.html Trademarkia Website (SBTN) Retrieved January 9, 2015
  3. ^ http://www.imediadistribution.com/news/10-questions-truc-ho-sbtn-ceopresident "10 Questions: Truc Ho, SBTN CEO/President" January 21, 2013 Retrieved January 9, 2015
  4. ^ http://www.sbtn.tv/en/contact (SBTN website) Retrieved January 9, 2015
  5. ^ http://sbtn-boston.net/ SBTN (Boston). Retrieved January 9, 2015
  6. ^ http://www.sbtndfw.com/ SBTN Dallas Fort Worth Website Retrieved January 9, 2015
  7. ^ http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/9/prweb11152627.htm " Oceanic Time Warner Cable Launches Two New Asian American Networks Serving Korean and Vietnamese Hawaiians" September 24, 2013 Retrieved January 9, 2015
  8. ^ SBTN Canada Website http://www.sbtncanada.com/
  9. ^ http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2013/2013-462.htm Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Website Published August 30, 2013 Retrieved January 9, 2014
  10. ^ http://www.sbtn.tv/en/about-us.html (SBTN Mission Statement) Retrieved January 9, 2015
  11. ^ http://www.imediadistribution.com/news/sbtn-partners-comcast-offer-special-free-preview-california-celebrate-asian-pacific-american-he "SBTN Partners with Comcast to offer a special free preview in California to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month" May 17, 2010 Retrieved January 9, 2015
  12. ^ http://www.imediadistribution.com/news/10-questions-truc-ho-sbtn-ceopresident "10 Questions: Truc Ho, SBTN CEO/President" January 21, 2013 Retrieved January 9, 2015
  13. ^ http://www.sbtn.tv/en/about-us.html SBTN website. Retrieved January 9, 2015
  14. ^ http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11528262.htm PRWEB.com Retrieved January 9, 2015
  15. ^ http://www.directv.com/international/vietnamese
  16. ^ http://www.comcast.com/Corporate/Programming/IntlNetworks/vietnamese.html Comcast Website/International Programming Retrieved January 9, 2015
  17. ^ http://www.cox.com/residential/tv/channel-lineup.cox (Cox Channel Line Up) Retrieved January 9, 2015
  18. ^ http://www.verizon.com/home/fiostv/web/packages (Verizon Fios Packages Availability) Retrieved January 9, 2015
  19. ^ http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=4800&cdvn=news&newsarticleid=24514 (AT&T Press Release) Retrieved January 9, 2015
  20. ^ xfinity.comcast.net/blogs/tv/2014/04/01/discover-sbtn/ (XFINITY/COMCAST Website) Retrieved January 9, 2015
  21. ^ http://www.imdb.com/company/co0516550/?ref_=tt_dt_co IMDB Retrieved January 17, 2015
  22. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4344092/ IMDB Retrieved January 17, 2015
  23. ^ sbtn.co/images/sbtn4.jpg SBTN Website Retrieved January 9, 2015

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