After holding its first audition in mid and announcing its first-generation members in earlythe group officially debuted on Orn tv June and released the debut single, " Yak Cha Dai Phop Thoe ", on 8 August Its second single, " Khukki Siangthai ", Orn tv on 20 Decemberwas a great success.
Orchida flower popular in the country, serves as both the colour and motif of Orn tv group. The first BNK48 audition was held from 29 July to 31 Augustattracting a total of 1, applicants,  of whom were selected on 5 September.
On 23 Septemberthe selection result was declared, stating that 80 candidates would pass into the final selection. However, due to the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej on 13 Octoberthe final selection was postponed until Orn tv December, on which a number of candidates were selected as the first generation of the group.
On 12 Februarythe first generation of the group was officially announced, consisting of 29 members. It was later revealed on 13 April that AKB48 Team 4 member Rina Izuta would be transferred to the group on 2 Julytotalling the members of the group to So far, no official music video has been released for the single.
On 31 Augustan announcement was made saying that due to their violation of undisclosed rules, Jan, Kaew, Orn, and Nam-Nueng, Orn tv oldest members of the group who were scheduled to perform at the Japan Expo in Thailand on 1 and 3 Septemberwere demoted to undergirls and replaced by Jane, Mobile, Pupe, and Rina Izuta for the said event.
It was speculated that the four were punished for truancy. At the Japan Expo, the group performed "Khukki Siangthai" with World Order during the opening ceremony  and unveiled its eponymous anthem, "BNK48 Orn tv ", which depicts tourist spots and foods of Bangkok.
At the event, the release of the song "Khukki Siangthai" as the group's second single was announced. J Mall in Bangkok on 18 November At the same event, it was also revealed that the group's first theatrical performance would be held in Aprilthe group's second generation audition would be commenced as from 25 Decemberand the song " Shonichi " will be the group's third single. At the third handshake event of the group, held at The Mall Ngam Wongwang in Bangkok on 13 and 14 Januaryadditional songs were announced as the B-side tracks for this single, that is, " Namida Surprise!
The group carried out an audition for its second-generation members from February to April Orn tv of the total candidates passed the initial round on 20 March  and twenty-seven of them were finally announced as the second-generation members on 29 April On 28 Februarythe group was selected as the official Thailand national football team supporters.
On 24 Aprilthe group had Orn tv audience with military junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha at the Government Housewhere the group held a live-broadcast handshake event with the general.
The event is seen by scholars as the junta's attempt to build Orn tv amongst young people for the upcoming election. But the group's company denied any political purpose behind the meeting, saying the event was just for promoting a government radio station. The first album of the group, Riverwas announced on 31 May The group is managed by a specifically established company called BNK48 Office. Jirath's company Rose Artist Management held According to BNK48 Office CEO Jirath Pavaravadhana, the group's primary Orn tv of revenue would be commercial products, appearances at commercial events, and sponsors.
Each member of the group is subject to Orn tv six-year contract that can be renewed. The group has its own digital studiocolloquially known as "Fish Tank" Thai: Each member of the group also appears live through the broadcasting application VOOV every night. In midthe group held roadshows every weekend at The Mall Group shopping malls.
To support its debut singlethe group Orn tv its first handshake event in Bangkok on 27 August Also, the group has launched its own television shows, such as BNK48 Senpaia episode-long documentary aired every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 1 Marchand BNK48 Showa episode-long variety show Orn tv every Sunday from 9 Julyboth broadcast by Channel 3.
The group has its own theatre in Bangkok, where it performs three times a week: The group did a theatrical performance for the press at the theatre on 26 April and the theatre was inaugurated on 11 May The members of the group are often promoted as good role models for the youth. Some believe that the most appealing aspect of the group comes from the members' personalities themselves Orn tv not from their talents.
On the other hand, the fact that most of the fans are adult men, as opposed to the members who are still teenage girls, is considered an unusual image in the Thai culture. During the roadshow in the beach town Hua Hin on 6 Augusteight autographed photos of members were auctioned Orn tv to raise money for flood victims in Northeastern Thailand.
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