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Metro TV
PT Media Televisi Indonesia
Metro TV logo that in use since 2010.
Launched (2000-11-25) 25 November 2000 (age 13)
Owned by PT Media Televisi Indonesia
(Media Group)
Slogan Knowledge to Elevate
Country Indonesia
Language Indonesian
Broadcast area Indonesia
Digital 32 (UHF) DVB-T2
Indovision Channel 92
Aora TV Channel 903
Dish Network (USA) Channel 317
Channel 7
TelkomVision Channel  ??
StarHub Cable TV TBA
Streaming media

Metro TV is Indonesia's first 24-hour news channel based in West Jakarta. The station was established on 25 November 2000 and now has over 53 transmission sites all over the country. It is owned by Surya Paloh who also owns the Media Indonesia daily. These two, along with other newspapers distributed in different parts of Indonesia, are part of the Media Group and TV Tokyo Network, also owned by Paloh.

It is the only TV station to offer Mandarin news and no sinetron (soap opera) programs in Indonesia, although recently the station had also begun to broadcast entertainment and multicultural programs such as a tech show called "e-Lifestyle", the satirical news and current affairs show "Republik Mimpi" (The Dream Republic), musical programming such as Musik + (Music +) and Idenesia, and other special or regional programming


Previous Metro TV logo since its establishment until May 20, 2010

MetroTV was established on October 25, 1999. initially planned test of transmission born name as MetroTV (Media Televisi Indonesia operated by Media Indonesia Group was officially president chairman chief executive officer manager general director exclusive secretariat by Surya Paloh)

MetroTV was grand launched inaugurated officially and the television network officially started broadcasting on Saturday, 25 November 2000 at 7:00 pm. Then the husband men's one player team of Helmi Johannes anchored the first newscast for male. Among the first segments was an interview of was opened by then President of Indonesia names Gus Dur, at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. Wisnu Hadi (the son of Helmi Johannes) was named as the Chief Commissioner and Surya Paloh as the President Director a first time in a trial series of broadcasts to 7 largest cities of television transmitted stations in Republic of Indonesia such : Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang and Denpasar and first aired a runtime broadcasting hours of transmissions runtime a 7-hours in daily from 5:00 pm until midnight while closing ceremony of transmission ends are final broadcasts at midnight in daily.

MetroTV was the first Indonesian television company to have been officially inaugurated by the President of Indonesia himself.


Metro TV has a different concept than the other stations in Indonesia; even this station broadcast 24-hour a week, it focused its programs only for news around the world.

Metro TV broadcast three new English language programs, World News, Indonesia Now, and Talk Indonesia. It also had a Chinese language programs such as Metro Xin Wen. It has also had IT and documentary programs. Additionally, it has a culinary program and a motivation program, Mario Teguh Golden Ways. It also shows business programming, which one of them is "Economic Challenges" and Bisnis Hari Ini (Business Today).

Metro TV also have an informercial block, usually Residencial, but sometimes, any price of product and technology. The infomercial block usually air on networks and stations during morning on weekends. The block has no commercial breaks. This channel is owned by Media Group, which also owns Media Indonesia and Lampung Post newspapers and TV Tokyo Corporation, which the owners are Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Mainichi Broadcasting System.

However, Metro TV was not the first Indonesian channel to be broadcast in English Language. RCTI became the first Indonesian channel to broadcast in English language when showing Indonesia Today on February 26, 1997, and the English news program is made with a specific target audience with foreigners who want to know the latest news and more information about Indonesia, but ended in 2001. Metro TV later broadcast Metro This Morning and News Flash. Metro This Morning was ended on late March 2007. Metro TV was the only news channel in Indonesia until 2008 when Lativi was re-branded as TV ONE by dropping all of sitcoms as well as soap operas, focusing in news and sports programs.

Current Programming[edit]


  • Angka Bicara (a specific issue presented in figures and numbers)
  • Breaking News
  • Editorial Media Indonesia (focus on a headline of the Media Indonesia's newspaper)
  • Headline News (at the top of every hour, except in the event of Breaking News)
  • Indonesia Now (in English) (weekly news about Indonesia)
  • Metro Pagi (flagship morning news)
  • Metro Siang (flagship midday news)
  • Metro Hari Ini (flagship evening news)
  • Metro Malam (flagship night news)
  • Metro This Week (news within the week)
  • Metro Xin Wen (in Mandarin) (As a brief segment on Wideshot on weekdays, news program on Saturdays and health dialogue on Sundays)
  • Newsmakers (people that are in the news)
  • Primetime News (news with in-depth talk shows)
  • Top News (general top news of the day)
  • Wideshot (initially emphasized on citizen journalism, but has since spread to health, public issues and business talks)
  • World News (in English)(news of the world on weekdays)


  • 8-11 (Eight Eleven Show)(light news discussion with dialogues and a cooking demo)
  • Dua Tamu (Two Guests) (two guests in the show with the host not present in person but through a radio, also involves a cooking demo)
  • Economic Challenges (talk show about economic issues)
  • Face to Face with Desi Anwar (monthly talk show with world figures)
  • Forum Bisnis (round table forum discussing about economic issues)
  • Just Alvin! (a talk show with celebrities)
  • Kick Andy (talk show of moral issues)
  • Mata Najwa (talk show with a number of experts and figures about a hot issue with Najwa Shihab as permanent host)
  • Newshow (news with gags and some talk show)
  • Suara Anda (interactive show where audience can call to pick and comment a news)
  • Sudut Pandang (casual talk show with Fifi Aleyda Yahya as permanent host)
  • Talk Indonesia (in English) (discussions about three news topics)
  • Your Money (money management, a segment of 8-11)


  • 3 60 (documentary about three specific stories)
  • Indonesia Bersuara (public comments about a specific issue)
  • Inside (in-depth investigation of a specific topic)
  • Melawan Lupa (archive & historical events)
  • Metro Highlights (in-depth analysis on a specific news of the week)
  • Risalah (explanation about a specific topic, a weekend segment of Metro Siang)
  • Sisi Berita (light & culture news)


  • Buah Hati (about children & baby care)
  • Idenesia (art & new inventions)
  • Jalan-Jalan Asyik (travel show to a location)
  • Mario Teguh: Golden Ways (weekly motivation show with Mario Teguh)
  • Menu and Venue (culinary trip to a location)
  • Penantang Terakhir (true or false quiz)
  • Segelas Cerita Keluarga Kusuma (sitcom based on the daily life of the Kusuma family)
  • Sentilan Sentilun (hot issues discussed casually)
  • Stand Up Comedy Show (Stand Up Comedy)
  • Young On Top (about positive youth values to be successful)

Ramadhan-only shows[edit]

  • Inspirasi Ramadan (documentary about Muslim topics)
  • Oase Ramadan (advice by a Ustad)
  • Sukses Syariah (talk show explaining about the syariah(Muslim-friendly) business)
  • Tafsir al-Misbah (a recite of a specific chapter of a Quran)

Other programs[edit]

  • Special Program (dialogues, documentaries, or provincial & general election debates)
  • Advertorials about property & home shopping.


NOTE: Metro TV does not have any slogan until 2008

  • See the Hope (December 15, 2005)
  • Leading the Change (December 15, 2007)
  • Be Smart, Be Informed (March 5, 2008 - May 20, 2010)
  • Indonesian General Election Reference (during the General Election in Indonesia)
  • Knowledge to Elevate (since May 20, 2010)

Anniversary Specials[edit]

  • News & Information Telecast Services (1st Anniversary, 2001)
  • Double Drible Twin Expert (2nd Anniversary, 2002)
  • Triple Star Triple Experience (3rd Anniversary, 2003)
  • Excellent Four (4th Anniversary, 2004)
  • Moment Of Hope (5th Anniversary, 2005)
  • Proud Of Dedication (6th Anniversary, 2006)
  • Leading The Change (7th Anniversary, 2007)
  • Proud Of The Nation (8th Anniversary, 2008)
  • Cinta Negeriku (9th Anniversary, 2009)
  • Ten Years For The Nation (10th Anniversary, 2010)
  • Menuju Indonesia Gemilang (11th Anniversary, 2011)
  • Bersama Menginspirasi Bangsa (12th Anniversary, 2012)
  • Tetap Terbaik (13th Anniversary, 2013)

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