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National Broadcasting Services of Thailand
The right part of this logo is taken from former France 2 logo.
NetworkNational Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT)
Headquarters Din Daeng, Bangkok, Thailand
Picture format 1080i HDTV
OwnerPublic Relations Department of the Office of the Prime Minister
Sister channelsNBT 2HD
NBT Regional TV ( DTT Channel 11)
NBT World
LaunchedRadio Thailand Established:
25 February 1930; 94 years ago (1930-02-25) [1]
Public Relations Department Established:
3 May 1933; 90 years ago (1933-05-03) [2]
Radio Thailand World Service Established:
20 October 1938; 85 years ago (1938-10-20)
NBT TV First broadcast:
1 October 1985; 38 years ago (1985-10-01)
NBT TV Established:
11 July 1988; 35 years ago (1988-07-11) [3]
Former namesTVT11 (1985-2008)
Website (Thai)
DigitalChannel 2 (HD) (PRD - MUX1)

National Broadcasting Services of Thailand ( Thai: สถานีวิทยุโทรทัศน์แห่งประเทศไทย, romanizedSathani Witthayu Thorathat Haeng Prathet Thai) (NBT) is the public broadcasting arm of the Government Public Relations Department (PRD), a division of the Thai Government. It operates comprehensive media services comprising radio, public television networks (terrestrial and satellite), online services and social media. [4]

Terrestrial stations

Radio stations

Radio Thailand is the radio division of NBT. It was established on 25 February 1930 and currently comprises 5 AM, 6 FM radio stations and World Service, a foreign language international shortwave radio station launched on 20 October 1938.

Television Channels


NBT TV (or NBT (Digital) 2 HD), formerly TVT11, is the television division and free-to-air channel of NBT.

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

NBTTV is also available over the TrueVisions direct broadcast satellite platform on channel 5. Presently, it is broadcasting on channel 2.

On 1 April 2008, the television channel began to broadcast 24 hours a day, offering more programs for viewers who stay up late to watch television [5]

On 1 April 2008, TVT11 television stations were once again restructured by Dr. Mun Pattanothai, the then Information Minister and renamed NBTTV.

Educational television programs 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.

During the analog era, it broadcasts on VHF 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 DVB-T test transmission over a frequency of 658 MHz, SID 2. As of 1 January 2007, it is also available over a test DMB-T/H transmission on Band III.

NBT Regional channels

Four regions of Thailand ( North, Northeast, Central and South) have their own variant of the regional channel and broadcasts on DTT channel 11.

NBT World

NBT World, launched in 2013, is the network's 24/7 English language television service aimed for Thai, ASEAN and Asian communities broadcast Internationally via cable and satellite. (Currently broadcast and can only be watching via the station page [6] since 1 October 2022) However NBT World is owned by National News Bureau of Thailand which is a unit under The Government Public Relations Department.

Test cards

NBT was used test pattern as Philips PM5544 (with show clock)



  • Thanom Onketphon
  • Paramet Phuto
  • Jirapat Udomsiriwat
  • S.Korkot Yodchai
  • Krongkaew Chaikrit
  • Supanan Ritmontri
  • Pattamaporn Hanchanchai
  • Weerasak Khobkhet
  • Jirapinya Pitimanaaree
  • Sirilak Rattanawaropas
  • Methee Chimjiew
  • Satakun Damklueng
  • Nicha Dechsihathananon
  • Jintana Thipparatkul
  • Worapat Pattiyakul
  • Akira Kijthanasopha
  • Kannanat Phathornsuebnukul
  • Areeyanan Satthammasakul
  • Prathet Tara
  • Patipat Khemtit
  • Satun Phatthalung
  • Phatchar Pattaradechatham
  • Krittaya Rodratanathun
  • Parin Jeasuwan
  • Nichaphat Rungratanasathien
  • Warut Kaesornratch
  • Kamolchanok Ploythong
  • Pathara Intarakamnerd
  • Peeranat Champangern
  • Phasit Suthikul
  • Sirisaowapa Ekiamsin
  • Sornwanee Promsen
  • Jett Lertjarunwit
  • Pattawadee Meesuna
  • Sathanu Na Pattalung
  • Chada Somboonphol
  • Kanoknuan Jaratkunnahong
  • Manut Tangsuk
  • Chanthima Silachart
  • Cholaphansa Narula
  • Dhra Dhirakaosal
  • Sandra Hanutsaha
  • Suraphan Laotharanarit


  • Nantiya Jitasopawadee
  • Wirat Mahan
  • Teerat Churat

See also


  1. ^ "Radio Thailand marks its 88th anniversary". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.
  2. ^ "PRD Celebrates Its 88th Anniversary on 3 May 2021". The Government Public Relations Department. 30 April 2021.
  3. ^ "NBT Celebrates its 27th year anniversary". 11 July 2015.
  4. ^ "National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT) on Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) website".
  5. ^ [ bare URL PDF]
  6. ^ NBT World (Live Broadcast page)

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