At present Radio the Voice of
Vietnam broadcasts on several channels, including:
- VOV 1: News & Current Affairs programs over medium and
short waves on frequencies of (594, 630, 648, 655, 666, 675, 690, 711,
and 945) kHz and (5925, 9875) kHz with a daily airtime of 18 hours.
- VOV 2: Economic, Social, Cultural and Education programs
over medium and short waves on frequencies of (549, 558, 702, 729,
738, 783 and 1089) kHz and (4960, 12035) kHz with a daily airtime of 18
- VOV 3: Music and news programs broadcast On FM on the
frequencies of 88 - 108 MHz 24 hours a day
- VOV 4: This channel is in service of ethnic minority
people in Vietnam. It now broadcasts in 5 ethnic minority languages:
Khmer, H'Mong, Ede, Giarai, Bana and Xedang on medium and short
waves on frequencies of (690, 873, 1089 and 5035)kHz, (6165,
6020, and 7210)kHz.
- VOV 5: This channel is for foreigners living in Vietnam.
It broadcasts in English, French, Russian and Vietnamese on FM on the
frequency of 105.5MHz with a daily airtime of 6 hours which can be heard
in Hanoi, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh city, and Vung Tau .
- VOV 6 (International):
(Overseas Service): broadcasts over short and medium waves on the
frequencies of (1242, 7285,9840, 12020) kHz (for South East Asia); 7390
kHz; 7440 kHz, 9730 kHz and 13740 kHz (for Europe) 5940kHz; 7260kHz;
13665kHz (for America). This international service is in 11 foreign
languages: English, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Indonesian, Lao,
Thai, Khmer and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).
The Central Vietnam Television
Station broadcasts programs daily through the Starcionar 13 transmitting
- VTV1: 05.30 -
10.00; 17.00 - 22.00/22.30
- VTV2: 10.00 - 17.00
(nationwide); 17.00 - 20.30 (Hanoi only)
- VTV3: 12.00 - 24.00
- VTV4: (Overseas Service)
0.00 - 04.00 (in English and Vietnamese).
At present all provinces and cities have their
own stations and programs.
T.V.R.O.: Vietnam now has some thousands of parabolic antennae to directly
receive satellite programs. These antennae are installed on the roofs of
hotels, guesthouses, houses for rent to foreigners and some public offices.
However, a TVRO is expensive, and consequently the Vietnamese government is
considering setting up a cable television service. Currently, the number of
customers for this service is 10.000. Package price for the service (antenna,
decoder, and installation fee) is VND 3 million.
Multi-channel Microwave Distribution Services: (MMDS) The service can
simultaneously transmit several TV programs including a news service, an
economic broadcast, a science and technology service, as well covering
educational issues, entertainment and sport. It operates from both local and
international stations. This kind of entertainment came into operations since
1995. Currently, it has provided 9 channels, including one Vietnamese and 8
CATV (Cable Television) and DTH (Direct to Home) are being under test and
will soon be operational to satisfy both Vietnamese and foreign viewers.