National Broadcasting Services of Thailand

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National Broadcasting Services of Thailand
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Launched 1 October 1985
(Official : 11 July 1988)
Network National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT)
Owned by Public Relations Department of the Prime Minister's Office
Picture format 576i 4:3 SDTV
1080i 16:9 HDTV
Audience share 2.4% (2011, MCOT)
Slogan ทีวีเพื่อประชาชน (Television for People)
Country Thailand
Broadcast area Nationwide and Worldwide
Headquarters Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok, Thailand
Formerly called TVT11 (1985-2008)
Sister channel(s) Channel 9 MCOT HD
MCOT Channel 3
Thai PBS
NBT World
Website nbttv.prd.go.th (Thai)
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue VHF Channel 11 (Bangkok)
Digital Channel 2 (HD) (PRD - MUX1)
Satellite
TrueVisions
(Thailand)
Channel 12

NBTTV, also known as NBT is a National television station in Thailand owned and operated by the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) of The Government Public Relations Department (PRD), a division of the Thai Government. NBTTV is now broadcasting for 24 hours a day effective April 2008.

History[edit]

Thomson television camera with 2008-2009 logo of NBT

The broadcasting of TVT11 began on 11 July 1988 when TV9 (currently known as Modernine TV) split into two channels. It is aimed at viewers in the countryside. Some elements such as sex and violence are censored as NBT is one of the government departments.

NBTTV is also available over the TrueVisions direct broadcast satellite platform on channel 5. (Present Broadcasting on Channel 12)

On 1 April 2008, this channel began to broadcast in 24 hours daily, offering more programmes for viewers who stay up late to watch television.

On 1 April 2008, TVT11 television stations were once again restructured by Dr.Mun Pattanothai the then Information Minister. TV11 got a new name: NBTTV.

Educational Television programmes were aired through this channel from 1988 to 1999, alternate with TV9 in the afternoon until 1994 where it airs in the morning. Daytime programming on TV9 started on 1 March 1994 has caused ETV to be broadcast only on TV11.

NBTTV and the radio stations under National Broadcasting Services of Thailand broadcasts from their headquarters in Din Daeng, Bangkok.

NBTTV currently broadcasts under (Very High Frequency) band III, although some parts of Thailand it transmits the signal in UHF where it is normally tuned to band 2. In the Bangkok Metropolitan Area the VHF channel for TV11 is 11, with a weaker transmission on channel 10 in certain parts of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area. It is also available over the NBTi test DVB-T transmission over 658 MHz, SID 2. As of 1 January 2007, it is also available over a test DMB-T/H transmission on Band III.

NBT World is the network's 24/7 English language television service aimed for Thai, ASEAN and Asian communities broadcast Internationally via cable and satellite.

Criticism[edit]

In 2007, this channel has been criticised for not airing most of the F1 events (only 7 out of the 17 races live, the rest are delayed telecast). Many viewers are upset that NBT is not serious about the coverage and this telecast rights should be given back to private TV stations.

Programmes[edit]

News[edit]

  • NBT News
    • ข่าวเช้า 06:00 (Morning News) durated for 2-hours.
      • 06:00-08:00 TST.
    • ข่าวเที่ยง 12:00 (Noon News) durated for 1-hours.
      • 12:00-13:00 TST.
    • ข่าวภาคค่ำ 18:00 (Evening News) durated for 2-hours Half.
      • 18:00-20:30 TST.
    • ข่าวดึก 00:00 (Late News) durated for 30-minutes.
      • 23:30-00:00 TST.
    • Newshour durated for 10-minutes.
      • ข่าวต้นชั่วโมง (Newshour).
        • 09:00-09:10 TST.
        • 10:00-10:10 TST.
        • 11:00-11:10 TST.
        • 14:00-14:10 TST.
        • 15:00-15:10 TST.
        • 16:00-16:10 TST.
        • 22:00-22:10 TST.
        • 23:00-23:10 TST.
    • ข่าวภาคภาษาอังกฤษ (English News) durated for 20-minutes.
      • Newsline.
        • 08:10-08:30 TST.

National Broadcasting Services of Thailand regional stations[edit]

Station abbreviation Year Location Broadcast area (Prefectures)
NNT1 1962 Khon Kaen 11 provinces
NNT2 1968 Ubon Ratchathani 9 provinces
NNT3 1971 Phitsanulok 7 provinces
NNT4 1970 Chiang Mai 10 provinces
NNT5 1955 Surathani 7 provinces
NNT6 1962 Songkhla 7 provinces
NNT7 Chantaburi 8 provinces
NNT8 Kanchanaburi 7 provinces

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