Lativi

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Not to be confused with LATV, LAT TV, or LAP TV.
Lativi
Lativi Logo
Launched 17 January 2002 (test of transmission)
30 July 2002 (official launch)
Closed 14 February 2008
Owned by Pasaraya Group (majority owner)
Country Indonesia
Broadcast area National
Replaced by tvOne
Availability
(at time of closure)
Terrestrial
Batam 27 UHF
Denpasar 41 UHF
Jakarta 53 UHF
Makasar 47 UHF
Medan 37 UHF
Padang 27 UHF
Palembang 40 UHF
Semarang 39 UHF
Surabaya 52 UHF
Solo 38 UHF
Yogyakarta 38 UHF

Lativi, later renamed "tvOne", was an Indonesian national private commercial free-to-air terrestrial television station based in East Jakarta. It operated from 30 July 2002 to 14 February 2008. It was owned by entrepreneurs Abdul Latief and Kaos Studios.

The first transmission aired on 17 January 2002 at 16:00 WIB, and was officially launched on 30 June 2002 at 19:00 WIB. The final transmission and broadcast aired on 14 February 2008 at 19:30 WIB. The network was then sold by Abdul Latief and the new owners changed the name from Lativi to tvOne.

Controversy[edit]

In late 2006, the station was involved in a controversy regarding a nine-year-old boy who died after suffering injuries while allegedly trying to imitate the staged moves of performers on WWE Friday Night SmackDown! The station decided to pull the show and all other WWE programs following public outcry.[1]

Authorities, however, downplayed connections between wrestling and the death of the boy. The chief of the Bandung Crime and Detective Unit said at a press conference that there was no reason to believe that the child's death had anything to do with watching wrestling.[2]

Domestic and international network[edit]

Lativi had domestic and international networks in many places, including:

Local[edit]

International[edit]

Transmission[edit]

City Province UHF Began Operation Ended Operation
Jakarta Jabodetabek 53 Test of Transmission:
17 January 2002
Officially Launched:
30 July 2002
14 February 2008
Bandung West Java 48 Test of Transmission:
1 June 2002
Officially Launched:
30 July 2002
Semarang Central Java 39
Yogyakarta Special Region of Yogyakarta 38
Solo Central Java
Surabaya East Java 52
Medan North Sumatra 37
Denpasar Bali 41 21 June 2003
Makasar South Sulawesi 47
Padang West Sumatra 27 1 February 2004
Batam Riau Islands
Palembang South Sumatra 40

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press. (30 November 2006) Indonesia Pulls U.S. Professional Wrestling Shows Off the Air After Boy's Death. Fox News. Retrieved from http://www.foxnews.com/story/2006/11/30/indonesia-pulls-us-professional-wrestling-shows-off-air-after-boy-death/
  2. ^ Yuli Tri Suwarni, contributor, The Jakarta Post. (1 December 2006) TV station axes 'smack-down.' Retrieved from http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2006/12/01/tv-station-axes-039smackdown039-show.html