8TV (Malaysia)

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Not to be confused with MediaCorp Channel 8, a Chinese language television station owned by MediaCorp.
8TV
八度空间
8TV my.svg
Launched

(1 July 1995; 19 years ago (1995-07-01))

Relaunch: 8 January 2004; 10 years ago (2004-01-08)
Owned by Media Prima Berhad
Picture format 576i
Audience share 6% (Sept 2013[1], )
Slogan We're different
Chinese: 我们是不同的
Country Malaysia
Broadcast area West Malaysia
(East Malaysia can only watch it using Astro)
Sister channel(s) TV3
ntv7
TV9
Website www.8tv.com.my
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Channel 27 (UHF)
Satellite
Astro Channel 708
Cable
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 108
IPTV
HyppTV Channel 108
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 154/21 (Coming soon)
Streaming media
Live Streaming (Malaysia only) tonton.com.my/livetv

8TV (Chinese: 八度空间; pinyin: Bādù Kōngjiān; literal: 8th dimension) is a free-to-air private television station in Malaysia. The television channel targets urban youth and Chinese audiences with high quality foreign programmes and unique local content in mainly English and Chinese language. 8TV's line up consists of dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows, most of which are produced in Malaysia or imported from other countries. 8TV broadcasts in two languages shifts as in English being called as 8TV and in Chinese being called as 八度空间 (pinyin: Bādù Kōngjiān) or 8TV Chinese.

8TV are also available on Astro channel 708, but through channel 108 on ABNXcess and HyppTV.

History[edit]

8TV was launched on 1 July 1995 as MetroVision Channel 8. It was managed by City Television Sdn Bhd and broadcasts from Shah Alam. It was first available only in Klang Valley, Seremban and parts of Malacca only, but later expanded to Kedah and Johor, thus allowing Singaporean viewers to access it. Viewers were required to install fish-bone antennas in order to receive this channel.[2]

Channel 8 was firstly broadcast in Malay language. The original transmission hours were from 9am to midnight.

MetroVision closed on 1 November 1999 and re-launched on 8 January 2004 by Media Prima Berhad in Chinese language.

Programmes broadcast[edit]

Foreign programmes[edit]

Local programmes[edit]

  • Best of Local (Locally produced Chinese programmes)
  1. Eve's Diary
  2. Ho Chak!
  3. Let's Cycle
  4. 8 E-news

Asian programmes[edit]

  • Best of Hokkien (Series imported from Taiwan)
  • Best of the East (Current series: The Stand-In)
  • Best of TVB (Series imported from Hong Kong)
  • Guess
  • Hito Idol Theatre (Korean and Taiwanese drama series)
  • M! Countdown
  • The Voice of China Season 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "MetroVision Tune in guide". Archived from the original on December 6, 1998. 

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