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<tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align: center; padding: 10px 0 10px 0;">Image:VTV.jpeg</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align:right;">Type</th><td>cabletelevision network</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align:right;">Branding</th><td>VTV</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align:right;">Country</th><td>Vietnam, worldwide via satellite</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align:right;">Availability</th><td>Vietnam</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align:right;">Founder</th><td>Voice of Vietnam</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align:right;">Launch date</th><td>September 71970</td></tr><tr><th style="text-align:right;">Website</th><td></td></tr>
Vietnam Television

Vietnam Television, or VTV, is the national television broadcaster for Vietnam. Like all media of Vietnam, its programming is tightly controlled by the government.


[edit] History

The first television broadcasts in Vietnam were in the 1960s when the United States set up two channels (one Vietnamese language and one in English in Saigon.

VTV was established with technical assistance and training from Cuba on September 7th 1970 in Hanoi. During the Vietnam War it broadcast intermittently from a mountainous region.

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. Vietnam Television became an official name on April 30th 1987.

Color television was introduced in 1978. By 1990, VTV viewers had two two national TV channels to choose from.

Vietnam Television became an official name on April 30th 1987 VTV's regional broadcasting centers are located in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Nha Trang, Can Tho, Vinh and Tam Dao. 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.

In addition, each major city and most of the 59 provinces have their own television stations.

[edit] Channels

VTV today has five channels:

  • VTV1 (channel 9) - news and current affairs. VTV1 initially broadcast on January 1st, 1990.
  • VTV2 (channel 11) - science, technology and education. VTV2 initially broadcast on January 1st, 1990.
  • VTV3 (channel 22) - sports and entertainment. VTV3 was started in April 1995.
  • VTV4 - An international channel launched in 2000, offering a best-of package of programming from the three domestic channels to Vietnamese worldwide.
  • VTV5 - Introduced in 2002 to serve the ethnic minority communities in Vietnam. VTV5 was started on February 10th, 2002

Since 2003 VTV1, VTV2, VTV3 and VTV5 have also been made available via satellite.

[edit] Programming

VTV has its own film production company, the Vietnam Television Film Center, 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 theater and ethnic minority culture shows.

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