Going Beyond Borders

Thai PBS aims to be a public broadcaster with regional impact.

As a pioneer in public broadcasting in Southeast Asia, Thai PBS intends to reach out to the rest of the region through its programming and cooperative relationships with other broadcasters and media organizations outside Thailand. Its aim is to become a public broadcaster with regional impact.

Thai PBS strongly believes that, as a public broadcaster, it can play an important role in the sharing of common values and promoting a better understanding among people in the region especially among those in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which is moving toward a social and economic integration.

Thai PBS has already formed partnership agreements with several regional broadcasters and joined regional media organizations. The partnerships have led to sharing of knowledge and exchanging of news and documentaries. Exchanges of personnel for training and program co-production will be the next steps of cooperation.

Editorially, Thai PBS has made Southeast Asia a focus of its international news coverage. Since its inception in 2008, Thai PBS news teams have regularly covered many of the major events in ASEAN countries and offered its audience fresh perspectives on political, social and cultural diversity of the region. Its intention is to enable its home audience to have a better understanding of the ways of life of their neighbors and of issues they are facing. Through the exchange of news and documentaries with other national broadcasters, Thai PBS is also able to help regional audiences to know more about the various aspects of Thai society.

Partner Broadcasters

CCTV ( China Central Television )
The largest radio-television broadcaster in mainland China, CCTV has a network of 20 channels and is accessible to more than a billion people. The station provides a variety of high-standard programs, including the documentary on Chinese history and culture. CCTV also offers up-to-date news reports which are broadcasted worldwide.
Munhwa ( MBC : Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation )
MBC is one of the major national television and radio networks in South Korea. With its 19 regional stations and 11 subsidiaries, MBC exports great Korean dramas to over 30 countries around the world. One of its masterpieces, a historical series "Dae Jang Geum", achieved the highest ratings in Asia
Taiwan PTS (Taiwan Public Television Service Foundation )
One of the eight channels under Taiwan Broadcasting System group (TBS), Taiwan PTS is the first public broadcasting service in Taiwan. Hoping to strengthen democratic society, the station presents accurate news without any interference from the government or other sectors. Taiwan PTS also co-produces documentary programs with overseas partners, including BBC and ZDF.
TITV ( Taiwan Indigenous Television )
A part of TBS group, TITV is the first and only station to provide news broadcasts and educational/entertainment productions exclusively on the culture of different ethnic groups across the world. Its ultimate goal is to produce constructive programs that transcend racial boundaries and are accessible to people from all ethnic communities in Taiwan.
TNL ( Television National e Lao )
Laos' national broadcaster, TNL, operates under the Ministry of Information and Culture. TNL comprises two channels broadcasted in Laos, English and French. To develop its service, the station has received support from renowned international broadcasters, for example, NHK and CFI (Canal France International).
BBS ( Bhutan Broadcasting Service )
BBS is the sole broadcaster of radio and television in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Its radio airs 24 hours a day and television from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. in English and local languages. It produces a good deal of great programs - news reports, documentaries, music shows - and has won many awards both at national and international levels. For example, ABU Prize for its program on HIV, "The Condom Man"; the Special Commendation Prize in Radio Infotainment Category and the Special Jury Prize in Documentary Category from Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union in 2010.