Channel 5 (Thailand)

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Channel 5
Headquarters Phaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand
Language(s) Thai
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Owner Royal Thai Army
Sister channels
Launched25 January 1958;64 years ago (1958-01-25)
Former names HSATV Channel 7
Digital Channel 5 (HD) (TV5 MUX2)

Channel 5 (Full Name : Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Station; also known as Thai TV5 or simply TV5) is a Thai free-to-air television network owned by the Royal Thai Army, launched on 25 January 1958.



Launched on 25 January 1958, as HSATV Channel 7 and migrated from broadcasting in black-and-white to a colour television as Channel 5 in 1974. Channel 5 is the second oldest television station in Thailand, owned and operated by the Royal Thai Army, and as such features, among others, programming devoted to the Royal Thai Armed Forces.

Channel 5 completely ceased its analog broadcast on 21 June 2018 at 9:30am as part of its digital switchover.

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