8TV (Malaysia)

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Not to be confused with MediaCorp Channel 8, a Chinese language television station owned by MediaCorp.
8TV my.svg
Launched 1 July 1995 (1995-07-01)
Relaunch: 8 January 2004 (2004-01-08)
Owned by Media Prima Berhad
Picture format 576i (4:3)
1080i (16:9)
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
Website www.8tv.com.my
Analogue Channel 8 (VHF)
Channel 27 (UHF)
Digital Rumored to launch its HD version in April 2015 with its sister channels.
Astro Channel 708 (SD)
Channel 730 (HD) (Coming soon)
NJOI Channel 708
Channel 730 (HD) (Coming soon)
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 108
HyppTV Channel 108
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 21 (HD) (Coming Soon)
Streaming media
Live Streaming (Malaysia only) www.tonton.com.my/liveList/

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 with the concept of "one station, two channels" 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.


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 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 Mandarin language.

Programmes broadcast[edit]

Foreign programmes[edit]

Local programmes[edit]

  • Best of Local (Locally produced Chinese programmes)

Asian programmes[edit]


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

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