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Voice Of Vietnam

History 

The Voice of Vietnam (also Radio the Voice of Vietnam, Vietnamese:  Đài Tiếng nói Việt Nam) is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam's national radio broadcaster. The Voice of Vietnam is abbreviated in Vietnamese to “Đài TNVN” and has the English name “Voice of Vietnam”, or VOV for short

The first Vietnamese-language radio transmission was made on September 2, 1945, when Ho Chi Minh read out the Declaration of Independence. Its first program  was aired at 11.30 AM on September 7th 1945 with the signature phrase: “This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam”. At 11.30 AM on 2nd July 1976, this phrase was changed to: “This is the Voice of Vietnam, broadcasting from Hanoi, capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”.

Prior to 1945, the Vietnamese were banned from owning radio receivers, and broadcasting was under control of the French colonial government, which established the first radio station in Vietnam, Radio Saigon, in the late 1920s.

During the Vietnam War, Radio Hanoi operated as a propaganda tool of North Vietnam. In August 1968, Voice of Vietnam commenced shortwave broadcasts for Vietnamese living abroad. South Vietnam set up its own network in Saigon in 1955.

Following Reunification, all of the radio stations were combined into the Voice of Vietnam, which became the national radio station in 1978.

Today, VOV strives to offer diverse, high-quality programming and in every aspect of mass media. It broadcasts on many channels, repeated on Medium wave (MW) AM, FM and shortwave (SW) AM bands throughout Vietnam and the rest of the world:


VOV1 (MW and SW)           - news, current affairs and music

VOV2 (MW and SW)           - cultural and artistic programs

VOV3 (FM)                         - music & entertainment

VOV4 (MW)                        - ethnic minority language programming

VOV5 (MW and SW)           - world service broadcasts in 11 foreign languages

VOV News                         - a website containing news and other aspects

VOVTV (Television Channel) - nationally broadcast which aims at delivering update news every 30 minutes per program.  On 3rd February 2008 VOVTV officially made its first broadcast.

VOV Newspaper 'the Voice of Vietnam'- a printed version with more in-depth contents of VOV news website. VOV Print Newspaper was launched on 2nd November 1998.

VOV transportation - updating information during rush hours to help people travel smoothly through traffic jams.

As of 2004, it was estimated that VOV’s programs reached more than 90% of all households in Vietnam.

International Broadcasting

Voice of Vietnam broadcasts internationally in the following languages


     Vietnamese,            English                  Spanish                  Russian 

     Chinese                  German                  French                   Cambodian

     Thai                        Laotian                  Indonesian              Japanese

VOV using transmitters in Hanoi as well as a North American relay near Furman, South Carolina, and European relays in the United Kingdom and Austria.


English Section

The English section is one of the first sections of Voice of Vietnam’s Overseas Service, which began its broadcast on September 7, 1945, the founding anniversary of Radio the Voice of Vietnam.


Information Source : Wikipedia, VOV news and VOV 5 web portal