|Owner||Government of Vietnam|
|7 September 1970|
|576i (16:9 SDTV)
The first television broadcast in Vietnam was in 1966 when the United States set up 2-channels (1-Vietnamese and 1-English) in Saigon for the Republic of Vietnam. Named Đài Truyền hình Việt Nam), the network operated until the fall of Saigon.
VTV was established with technical assistance and training from Cuba on 6 September 1970, in Hanoi, as an department of VOV. During the Vietnam War it broadcast intermittently from a mountainous regional.
After Reunification in 1975, the former US-run stations in the south became part of the national network and broadcasting was extended to the entire country.
Color television was introduced in 1978. Vietnam Television became an official name on 30 April 1987. And by 1990, VTV viewers had two national TV channels to choose from as VTV-2 was launched that year.
VTV's regional broadcasting centres are located in Ho Chi Minh City, Huế, Da Nang, Phu Yen, Nha Trang, and Cần Thơ. Programming is relayed nationwide via a network of provincial and municipal television stations. There are transmitters in most outlying areas of the country. By 2003, more than 80% of all urban households owned a television set. The percentage was considerably less in rural areas, but even the most remote village cafe has a TV and video or DVD player.
Terrestrial channels (5)
- VTV1: News and current affairs, broadcast 24/24 hours . VTV1 initially broadcast on 6 September 1970.
- VTV2: Science, technology and education, broadcast 24/24 hours. VTV2 initially broadcast on 1 January 1990.
- VTV3: Sports and entertainment, broadcast 24/24 hours. VTV3 was started on 31 March 1996.
- VTV5: Serve the ethnic minority communities in Vietnam, broadcast 24/24. VTV5 was started on 10 February 2002.
- VTV6: Youth channel, broadcast 24/24. VTV6 started from 8 locations on 24 April 2007.
International channels (1)
- VTV4: An international channel launched in 1998, offering a best-of package of programming from the three domestic channels to Vietnamese worldwide, now Available in Taiwan CHT MOD Channel 215 and Malaysia ABNXcess Channel 311.
Cable/satellite channels (8)
- VTV3 HD: A high definition version of VTV3. The channel launched on 31 March 2013.
- VTV6 HD: A high definition version of VTV6. The channel launched on 6 September 2013.
- VTV1 HD: A high definition version of VTV1. The channel launched on 27 March 2014.
- VTV9: South oriented channel, started on 1 October 2007, VTV9 HD: A high definition the channel launched on 28 August 2015
- VTV2 HD: A high definition version of VTV2. The channel launched on 19 May 2015
- VTV4 HD: A high definition version of VTV4. The channel launched on 19 June 2015
- VTV5 HD: A high definition version of VTV5. The channel launched on 1 July 2015
Regional channels (5)
Since 2003, all above channels have also been made available via satellite. In addition, VTV has also offered 15 channels in the system of cable television VTVCab, including many translated programs from Reuters, ESPN, Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, BBC plus about 40 original channels but users have to pay for these programs.
List of channels on VTVcab (Vietnam Cable Television Corporation)
|EPG No.||EPG Name||Channel Name||Channel Type||Availability||Notes|
|1||VTV1||VTV1||Free TV||Free-to-air||Entertainment and News Vietnam Television now owned by VTV due to in 1999 and 2013 and operated due to Vietnam Cable Television Corporation (VTVCab) under all the contract|
|2||VTV2||VTV2||Free TV||Free-to-air||Education and Science Channel|
|3||VTV3||VTV3||Free TV||Free-to-air||Sports, Entertainment and Format Aconomy due to Vietnam Cable Television and operated by the VTV under contract|
|4||VTV4||VTV4||Free TV||Free-to-air||International News and News Channel now owned VTV due to in 2013 and operated due to Vietnam Cable Television Corporation (VTVCab) under all the contract|
|5||VTV5||VTV5||Free TV||Free-to-air||TV Nation Channel|
VTV has its own film production company, the Vietnam Television Film Centre, or VFC, which makes made-for-television movies and miniseries. However, only about 30% of the entertainment programming shown on VTV is made locally. The rest is imported and dubbed in Vietnamese. Shows include Korean and Chinese serial melodramas, which are the mainstay of nightly programming on VTV3.
Aside from news and current affairs programming, VTV1 devotes itself to orchestral concerts, ballets, traditional theatre and ethnic minority culture shows.
Also, in Chinese New Year's Eve, VTV simulcasts some programmes and comedy show like Year's Last Afternoon, News Special, Gặp nhau cuối năm, music concerts, firework shows... until 2 a.m
- Cinema of Vietnam
- Culture of Vietnam
- Communications in Vietnam
- Media of Vietnam
- Vietnam Television channel 9
- Ho Chi Minh City Television
- VTV Official Site - Overall
- VTV Official Site - Milestones
- VTV Official site - Channel list
- vtv6.vtv.vn. "VTV6 - Ban Thanh thiếu niên - Đài Truyền Hình Việt Nam". VTV6. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- "VTV sẽ có thêm 3 kênh truyền hình mới". Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- "Ra mắt kênh truyền hình VTV9". Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- "Lịch phát sóng - Lịch phát sóng truyền hình VTV - VTV.VN". Đài truyền hình Việt Nam. Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- "Crunch time for SBS over Vietnamese news bulletin". Retrieved 12 July 2015.
- "Breaking the news at SBS". Retrieved 12 July 2015.