Television and radio

Media is still a luxury service in Cambodia. Whereas you will find that a large number of Phnom Penh dwellers will have their own TV, in rural Cambodia a TV is still a treat and can be found in little road side stalls where people gather and watch karaoke or sports like Khmer boxing, English football and Formula 1.

Television

Cambodia’s first television channel was launched in 1966. Its studios were destroyed by the Khmer Rouge in 1975, halting the role of television during the Khmer Rouge era. It was not until 1985 when TVK was launched, and kept its monopoly until the late 1990s when private companies launched their own stations.

Khmer villagers watching TV
Khmer villagers watching TV

The current day TV channels are a mixture of state-owned, joint public-private and privately owned broadcast media. These channels cover (local) news, variety shows and game shows. Dubbed Thai soap operas, slapstick and karaoke are highly popular.

Cambodian TV channels

Apsara TV
Apsara TV (TV 11)
entertainment

Bayon TV
Bayon TV
entertainment

Bayon News
Bayon News
news

CNC
CNC (Cambodia News Channel)
news

CTN
CTN (Cambodia TV Network)
entertainment and education including the Cambodian version of ‘Are you smarter than a 5th grader?’

CTN International
CTN International
entertainment and culture

CTV9
CTV9 (Cambodian Television Channel 9)
entertainment

Hang Meas TV
Hang Meas TV
music and entertainment

MyTV
MyTV
music and entertainment

SEA TV
SEA TV
culture and education

TV3
TV3
entertainment

TV5
TV5 Cambodia
entertainment

TVK
TVK
news and education
launched in 1985



Live streaming

Check out Khmer Live TV if you would like to watch Cambodian television online.


Radio

Cambodia hosts roughly 50 radio stations, most of which nation wide and some regional ones.
You can stream several Khmer radio stations online via Tune In or via Khmer Live TV. Reception is not 100% stable.


by Rikitikitavi




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