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Ho Chi Minh City Television

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Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV)
TypeTerrestrial television
HeadquartersHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Launch date
February 7, 1966; 55 years ago (1966-02-07) (as THVN9)
May 1, 1975; 46 years ago (1975-05-01) (as HTV)
Former names
THVN9 (1966-1975)
Picture format
1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Official website

Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) is a Vietnamese television network owned by the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. Having retroactively first aired the first channel on 1966, it is the first television network and also the oldest in Vietnam


The old name of HCMC Television was Liberation Television that began broadcasting on 1 May 1975. Until April 30, 1975, the name was Saigon Television (Republic of Vietnam), founded in 1965, broadcast from February 2, 1966, to April 29, 1975. At the time, in Saigon, there were two different TV stations immediately adjacent in downtown: the TV station of the US military and Saigon Television. While in South Vietnam there were five TV stations (Saigon, Cần Thơ, Huế, Nha Trang and Quy Nhơn), television in the North Vietnam was still in the testing period.

After the opening of the center building in early 2006 with modern equipment and technology, HTV gradually switched to digital operations along with its good staff. HTV aims to become one of the most powerful media companies in Southeast Asia.

HTV's headquarters at HCMC
HTV's headquarters at HCMC


The station's main headquarters are located at the corner of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Dinh Tien Hoang Street. It also has an office in Ha Noi. HTV has two main analog channels - HTV7 and HTV9. The station started digital television at the end of 2013 using two to three multiplexes that transmit a total of 17 HTV-owned channels.

HTV7 and HTV9 also began broadcasting on the satellite in 2005, which covers the Southeast Asian countries and some of the Asian countries. HTV has 17 channels:

Channel Launch date Information
HTV1 - Public General Information 1 October 2003 The channel was managed by VTL Media through a five-year lease term from 2007 to 2012. Afterwards, HCMC Television managed the channel using the public information format.
HTV2 - General Entertainment 1 October 2003 The channel was originally a sports channel until 2010 under a license.

It broadcasts 24 hours a day. It is jointly operated by Anh Binh Minh Media LLC, later transferred to DIDTV, belong DatVietVAC and HCMC Television. DIDTV (Đất Việt VAC) also manage other channels like Giai Tri TV (VTVCab 1), D-Dramas (VTVCab 7) and Lotte Đất Việt Home Shopping (a shopping channel which operated in cooperation with Lotte Group.

On September 19, 2018, HTV2 changed into a new name - Vie Channel.

HTV3 - DreamsTV Entertainment for Kids and Families 1 October 2003 The channel was managed by TVM Corporation from June 2008 to August 2010 and again from June 2014.

At first it was a kids-only channel; in 2007 it was planned to become an entertainment channel for kids and families. Since June 2008, HTV3 has served aired programmes for children, like Ben 10, Doraemon, Case Closed, etc.

HTV Key - Education 1 October 2003 It was launched at the same period as HTV1, HTV2, HTV3, HTV7 and HTV9 under the name of HTV4. In the early years, HTV4 rebroadcast science programs that were aired on HTV7 and HTV9.

Since early 2006, HTV4 began to purchase broadcast rights for programming from the BBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, etc. HTV4 also produce programmes on Vietnamese education and science. HTV4 has its own website:

On August 10, 2018, HTV4 changed into a new name - HTV Key.

HTV7 - General Entertainment 1986 The second channel of HTV, originally aired as an advertising and public service channel. Currently it airs many game shows including local franchises of Disney's Endemol Shine Group games Deal or No Deal (since 2005), So You Think You Can Dance, and others. A HDTV version of the channel was launched on May 19, 2013.
HTV9 - General Information 7 February 1966 The channel was launched as THVN9, on 1 May 1975 it was renamed HTV9

The channel launched its HDTV version along with HTV7 on May 19, 2013.

HTV Co.op - Home Shopping 2011 It is managed by HCMC's Union Cooperative (Co.op Mart).
HTV Sport - General Sport 2007 Replaced HTV2 (old) and HTV8. Until 2013, it was known as HTVC - Sport.
HTVC[1] Vietnamese - General Channel for Vietnamese culture and people 2005 Since 2008, it is broadcast worldwide to serve the Vietnamese people around the world.
HTVC Vietnamese (HD & SD) 2006 It broadcasts Vietnamese films.
HTVC Film 2005 It broadcasts TV movies and cinema films from around the world.
HTVC Film HD 2011 It broadcasts Asian movies.
HTVC Music - General Music unknown Since April 4, 2015, it broadcast as an interactive music channel for young people.
HTVC Family June 28, 2007 Broadcast as a channel for families.
Hplus September 11, 2007 Online broadcasting, livestreaming services, on-demand TV. Acquired by HTV in late 2011.
HTVC Women October 20, 2007 Broadcast as a channel for women.
HTVC Travel and Living November 2007 Broadcast as an information channel for travel and lifestyle.
HTVC Plus 2006 It was managed by Yan Group (since August 2010). also in test October 16, 2014 officially on January 9, 2015 and Channel B stop broadcast in 2017.
VGS Shop - Shopping Channel 2008 Originally called ViVi Homeshopping as it is managed by ViVi Trading Joint Stock Company. In 2013 ViVi and GS Shop (Korea) formed into VGS Shop.
FBNC - Financial and Banking February 2009 It is managed by IDG Vietnam Invest Fund and Thế Sáng Corporation.

See more : List of broadcasts on Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV)


HTV has:

  • TFS, a TV studio, specializing in producing movies and documentary films.
  • TV Service Center (TSC), a venue to contact the services and advertisements.
  • Programme Production Centre (PPC), a production company, specialize in producing television programs.
  • Ho Chi Minh City Television Cable Center (HTVC) brings quality programming to the audience in Vietnam and worldwide. The main programs include science, education, sports, movies, entertainment, etc.

HTV's cable system has various channels where HTV has rights to rebroadcast such as:


  • Vietnam Idol (premiered on May 23, 2007. Airs on VTV since 2010)
  • Duyên dáng truyền hình
  • Tiếng hát Truyền hình Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh (Ngôi sao tiếng hát truyền hình)
  • Chuông vàng vọng cổ truyền hình (originally Ngôi sao vọng cổ truyền hình)
  • Én Vàng (originally Người dẫn chương trình truyền hình)


  • HTV Awards
  • Golden Album (Album vàng)
  • Golden Apricot (Mai Vàng)

Sport contests

  • Cuộc đua xe đạp toàn quốc tranh Cúp truyền hình Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
  • Chinh phục đỉnh Everest
  • Cây vợt vàng HTV Challenger
  • Thử thách đua xe địa hình HTV

See also

External links


  1. ^ "HTVC official site".
This page was last edited on 26 September 2021, at 00:27
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