|Launched||January 11, 1995|
|Owned by||Elang Mahkota Teknologi
Surya Citra Media
Indosiar Karya Media
|Picture format||576i 4:3 (PAL SDTV)
576i 16:9 (Digital SDTV)
|Slogan||Memang untuk Anda
|Broadcast area||Free To Air/Cable/Satellite|
|Sister channel(s)||Garuda Vision TV
|Analogue||Normally tuned to channel 41 (UHF) a capital of Jakarta|
|Digital||44 (UHF) DVB-T2|
|Source||Asiawaves Home Page|
|Dish Network (USA)||Channel 320|
|First Media||Channel 13|
PT. Indosiar Visual Mandiri (Indosiar for short) is a national television station in Indonesia, operating in West Jakarta since 1994. It was listed on the Indonesian Stock Exchange in 2004. Citibank Singapore has an 8.5 percent shareholding. The parent company, PT Indosiar Karya Media Tbk, employs some 1,550 people and is a member company of Emtek since 2011. Currently, Indosiar is fully owned by Emtek's subsidiary, Surya Citra Media since May 1, 2013 after the merger with IDKM.
The station has a strong focus on cultural programming, such as a program dedicated to wayang performance. At the same time, it has recently been broadening its horizon with reality shows, talk shows and drama series, particularly "sinetron" soap operas with themes such as love and family.
Indosiar shows some Korean, Japanese, and Taiwanese dramas, including Hwang Ji Ni (or Hwag Jin Yi), Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum), Princess Hours (Goong), Prince Hours (Goong S), Full House, Boys Before Flowers, My Fair Lady, No Limits, Style, Brilliant Legacy, Great Queen Seon Deok and 18 vs 29, all from Korea; One Litre of Tears (or One litre no Namida), Ultraman Mebius, and Hanazakari no Kimitachi e from Japan; and Romance in the White House and Starlit from Taiwan.
Other popular Indosiar programs include singing competitions such as Akademi Fantasi Indosiar, the most popular singing talent search in Indonesia, Supersoulmate Show, Mamamia, and Stardut. Supersoulmate Show is hosted by Eko Patrio and Ruben Onsu, Mamamia is hosted by Denny Cagur and Ruben Onsu, and Stardut is hosted by Choky Sitohang. The station has aimed for more popularity through reality shows, such as its Take Me Out Indonesia, a dating show started in 2009.
In 2004, SCTV and Indosiar began to show soap operas from MD Entertainment. MD Entertainment's first and second soap operas like Dia and Si Yoyo 2, starring Ari Wibowo, Jihan Fahira and Lulu Tobing, aired on SCTV and Indosiar. SCTV and Indosiar no longer use MD Entertainment, due to different visions and misions between MD Entertainment and Indosiar. Now, MD Entertainment broadcasts soap operas on RCTI, MNCTV, Global TV, and Sindo TV, as a part of an exclusive partnership between MD Entertainment and PT. Global Mediacom Tbk beginning August 22, 2011.
In 2013, Indosiar broadcast television movies from Mega Kreasi Films, and soap operas from Amanah Surga Productions, broadcast together with SCTV.
Indosiar broadcast motorsports such as NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 2003-2004. In 2005, Indosiar cut off the NASCAR programme. It broadcast FA Premier League from 1998-2000, and again from 2013-2014 with SCTV. Indosiar broadcast Serie A from 2005 until 2007, and the program returned in 2011 and broadcast the Inter Milan match in 2014. Indosiar broadcast Orange Top 14 from 2010. Indosiar also broadcast Kalbe Super Rugby.
From 2012 to 2013, Indosiar broadcast Bundesliga.
Indosiar has used several logos throughout its history. The current logo design debuted in 1995 and was revived in 2012, copying TVB's logo design, but with the word "INDOSIAR" in the center.
In 1995, Indosiar's first station ID was a blue Earth ball, used until 1996. In 1996, Indosiar's second station ID was a flying fish. In 2012, its idents are diamond gems, used until 2013. Then the Indosiar idents were flying circles, at the end of the idents, the Indosiar logo is shown, the idents are circle, the Ident's ending are like BBC One's circle idents first shown 2006, and used until 2015. In 2015, Indosiar's idents are a room lamp similar to the station ID of Indosiar used from 2005-2006.
- Investor Fact Sheet (in Indonesian) (PDF). Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- "Indosiar Employees Rally Demanding a Pay Rise". The Jakarta Globe website. 11 January 2010. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
- "Audience Share Report from Indosiar" (PDF) (in Indonesian). Retrieved 8 December 2008.
- "Audience Share: All Telecast Hours, All Markets" (PDF). Retrieved 11 February 2010.
- Official site (Indonesian)