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Modernine TV

Modernine TV
Launched 24 June 1955
Network MCOT
Owned by MCOT
Picture format 576i (PAL, SDTV);
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 9.2% (2011, MCOT)
Slogan Sangkhom Udom Panya (Society full of knowledges)
Country Thailand
Broadcast area Thailand
Western Cambodia
Headquarters Huai Khwang, Bangkok
Formerly called Thai Television Channel 4 (1955-1974)
Thai Colour Television Channel 9 (1975-2002)
Sister channel(s) BEC Channel 3 (Channel 3)
Website Analogue Normally tuned to 4 on VHF, also available over UHF in certain parts of Thailand, Channel 9 on VHF in Bangkok and in Phetchaburi, Channel E55 on UHF
Digital 658MHz, SID 1 DVB-T over Bangkok Metropolitan Area based in Bangkok (a national capital of Thailand)
Frequency unknown, BAND III DMB-T/H over Bangkok Metropolitan Area based in Bangkok (a national capital of Thailand)
Channel 4

Modernine TV is a state-owned free-to-air television network in Thailand, which is owned and operated by MCOT, a government agency. It broadcasts from its headquarters in Huai Khwang, Bangkok along with its sister channel Channel 3 and some other radio stations.

First commenced broadcasting on 24 June 1955, Modernine TV is known as the first and oldest TV station in Thailand. Currently, Modernine TV broadcasts for 24 hours.

An educational programme series known as ETV (Educational Television) was broadcast on this channel until 1999, where it moved to NBT later on. ETV was later replaced by ETV was also available on TrueVisions until October 2007.

Modernine TV currently broadcasts via VHF (Very High Frequency), which located on VHF channel 9 in the Bangkok. However, a weak UHF signal is also receivable.


Channel 9 began as Channel 4 on 24 June 1955, in conjunction with 1 January 1956.

Channel 9 originally broadcasts in Black and White format until 1974, when Colour television was introduced.

In 2002, a mass restructuring exercise was done and new logos were introduced for Channel 9.

In 2013, the logo of channel 9 has daily color and on special events.

Opening and Closing times


Modernine TV is a 24 hours television station, but still starts up 5-10 minutes before the Buddha's quotes. The royal anthem was played, followed by the Buddha's quotes. The first programme of the day follows thereafter.


News (Provide By TNA)

  • Khao Kam (National news, is the main news bulletin)
  • Khao Tiang (National news, is the midday news bulletin)
  • Kui Kamong Bai Sam Mong (Thai:คุยขโมงบ่ายสามโมง) (Afternoon News Talk Program)
  • Kui Kamong Khao Chao (Thai:คุยขโมงข่าวเช้า) (Breakfast News Program)
  • Klook Wong Khao (Thai:คลุกวงข่าว) (Nightly News Talk Program)
  • Rob Wan Khao (Thai:รอบวันข่าว) (Late Night News)
  • Koh Khao Kao (Thai:เกาะข่าวเก้า) (Hourly News Bulletin)

Talkshows (Live Television Broadcasting)

Special (Live Television Broadcasting)

Sports (Live Television Broadcasting)

  • Suk Aswindum (Live Telecast of Muay Thai Kickboxing)


Modernine TV is available on channel 9 (VHF) and transmitter location is Baiyoke Tower II in Bangkok, Thailand.

Clock idents

At first Modernine TV had used the clock tower in Bangkok as the clock ident. In 1987, MCOT introduced a new clock design - very simple: colour background, white hands, white lines, white logo, with the logo inscribed above it. The clock will usually be broadcast before close down. In 2002 the clock ident is no longer used. In 2013 the clock ident is used again with Thai language voice-over.

See also


External links

  • MCOT Website
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