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Metro TV
PT Media Televisi Indonesia
Metro TV logo that in use since 2010.
Launched November 25, 2000 (2000-11-25)
Owned by Media Group
Picture format SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
UHF (Digital DVB-T)
HDTV (1080i 16:9)
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 (United States) Channel 317
Channel 7
TelkomVision Channel  ??
StarHub Cable TV TBA
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 482
Streaming media
Media Group office in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, the headquarters of Metro TV.

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 has also begun to broadcast entertainment and multicultural programs such as the tech show "e-Lifestyle," the satirical news and current affairs show "Republik Mimpi" (The Dream Republic), musical programming such as Musik + and Idenesia, and other special or regional programming.


Previous Metro TV logo since its establishment until 20 May 2010

MetroTV was established on 25 October 1999. initially planned test of transmission born name as MetroTV (Media Televisi Indonesia operated by Media Indonesia Group by President Main Director's father Surya Paloh.

MetroTV was launched on 25 November 2000 at 19:00 WIB by Putra Nababan as first news anchored and first newscast. After the image of the proclamation of independence and the playing of the national anthem of the Republic of Indonesia's "Indonesia Raya" and among the first segments was an interview of was opened by then President of the Republic of Indonesia's father Gus Dur and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia's Mother Megawati Soekarnoputri at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. President Main Director's Father Surya Paloh a first time in a trial series of broadcasts to 7 Indonesian largest cities of television transmitted in Republic of Indonesia such: Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Solo, Semarang and Medan and first aired a runtime broadcasting hours of transmissions runtime a 12-hours in daily from 12:00 until 00:00 WIB.

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. It broadcasts 24 hours a day, with programs focused on news around the world.

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

Metro TV also has an informercial block, usually residential, but sometimes, any price of product and technology. The infomercial block usually airs 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, owned by Nihon Keizai Shimbun and Mainichi Broadcasting System.

However, Metro TV was not the first Indonesian channel to be broadcast in English. RCTI became the first Indonesian channel to broadcast in English when showing Indonesia Today on November 1, 1996. This English news program was made with a specific target audience in mind: foreigners who wanted to know the latest news and more information about Indonesia. It ended in 2001. Metro TV later broadcast Metro This Morning and News Flash. Metro This Morning ended in 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 on 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 Kini (as a brief segment on 8-11 on weekdays and flagship breakfast news)
  • Metro Siang (flagship midday news)
  • Metro Sore (as a brief segment on Wideshot on weekdays and flagship afternoon news)
  • Metro Hari Ini (flagship evening news)
  • Top News (flagship late night news)
  • Metro Malam (flagship night news)
  • Metro This Week (news within the week)
  • Metro Xin Wen (in Mandarin) (as a brief segment on 8-11 and Wideshot on weekdays, information magazine and current affairs programmes on Saturdays and alternative health and medical dialogue on Sundays)
  • Newsmakers (people who are in the news)
  • Primetime News (news with in-depth talk shows)
  • Wideshot (initially focused 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 economic issues)
  • Just Alvin! (a talk show with celebrities)
  • Kick Andy (talk show on 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 the audience can call to pick and comment on 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 and historical events)
  • Metro Highlights (in-depth analysis on a specific news of the week)
  • Risalah (explanation of a specific topic, a weekend segment of Metro Siang)
  • Sisi Berita (light andculture news)


  • Buah Hati (children and baby care)
  • Idenesia (art and 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)

Ramadhan-only shows[edit]

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

Other programs[edit]

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

Past Shows[edit]


  • Metro Pagi
  • Metro This Morning
  • Metro World News
  • Metro Siang
  • Metro Hari Ini
  • Metro Malam
  • Metro Xin Wen
  • Top 9 News
  • Metro This Week
  • News Flash
  • Indonesia This Morning
  • Indonesia Now
  • Arts 21
  • Inspiring Woman
  • Suite & Simple
  • Ultimate Boy Toys
  • Drive It!
  • Unsolved Cases
  • Padamu Negeri
  • Panasonic Cinema
  • Serba Serbi Pesta Demokrasi
  • Pentas Kandidat
  • Indonesia On The Move
  • Hong Sui
  • Election Watch
  • Spy C
  • Best Of The Best
  • Awas Tikus
  • Bon Appetite
  • Beautiful Homes & Great Estates
  • Interpol Investigates
  • Master Of Jewellery
  • Master Of Style
  • Public Corner
  • Insight
  • Now Its The Time, Night For Combat
  • Metropolitan
  • Gladiator 1 Milyar
  • Earth From Above
  • I Witness
  • Through The Lens Darwis Triadi
  • Back To The Floor
  • Kickin It With Byron Allen
  • Models
  • Newsblitz Bersama Dji Sam Soe
  • Techno & Mobile
  • Signature Properties
  • Cerita Rasa William Wongso
  • Gillette World Sports
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Save Our Nation
  • Zona 80
  • Kuis Keluarga Swallow Globe
  • Highlight Sepakbola Nasional
  • Smart Drive
  • Motor World
  • Auto Motor & Sports
  • Euromaxx Highlights
  • Kick Andy
  • Absolute 20/20
  • Lessons In Democracy
  • Titik Balik
  • Kabaret
  • Periskop
  • Money Talks
  • Bisnis Hari Ini
  • Market Review
  • Suara Anda
  • Indonesia Recovery
  • Permata Bangsaku
  • Secret Operation
  • Magazine 52
  • Wild America
  • Made In Germany
  • Metro Highlights
  • Metro Files
  • Metro Sports
  • Metro Realitas
  • Tanggo (Tangkal Gosip)
  • Innov8
  • Beautiful Homes
  • Lentera Hati
  • Reality Zone
  • Layar Lebar Mania
  • Mobilista BCA
  • A Mild Live Soundrenaline
  • A Mild Biliard
  • Metro Kampus
  • Bincang Pagi
  • FBI Files
  • Beauty & Style
  • Hollywood Highlights
  • Untamed America
  • CNN Hotspots
  • Your Health
  • Showbiz News
  • Sketsa Seni
  • Celebrity Profile
  • E Lifestyle
  • Asian Working Woman
  • Bundesliga Kick Off
  • Expedition
  • Sagas
  • Rumors
  • Meet The Press
  • European Tour Weekly
  • Secret World Of Garden
  • Famous To Famous
  • B Smith With Style
  • True Action Adventures
  • Ghost Stories
  • Uncut
  • Prosecutors
  • Archipelago
  • Oasis
  • Sport Corner
  • Spirit Football
  • Healthy Life
  • News Dot Com
  • Recipe TV
  • Goin Country
  • Top Nine News
  • Indonesia Solutions
  • E-Business Solutions
  • Parliament Watch
  • Dunia Kita
  • CNN Dot Com
  • Crossing Over
  • Japan Video Topics
  • Tomorrow Today
  • Jendela Kasih
  • Indonesia Update
  • Terbang dengan Lion Air
  • Bidik
  • Iptek Talk
  • Jurnal VOA
  • Economic Challenges
  • Smart Investing
  • Midnight Live
  • Saturday Music Special
  • On Style
  • Meneer Cafe
  • Shabby Chic
  • Love & Life
  • Metro 10
  • Fashion Emergency
  • Todays Dialogue
  • Opera Blue
  • IMAX
  • Nanny 911
  • Kwiks Solutions
  • VIP
  • High Life
  • Challenges To The Limit
  • Operation Okavango
  • Futbol Mundial
  • Coming Attraction
  • Extreme Close Up
  • Wild Rhapsody
  • Famous On Friday
  • Reklame
  • X-Team
  • Mandiri Visa Power Point TV
  • Menyongsong Fajar Harapan
  • Trouble At The Top
  • Adventure Travels
  • Tac Tic Tax
  • Gourmet Guide
  • The Big Planets
  • Metro Music Corner


  • Metro Pagi
  • Metro Siang
  • Metro Sore
  • Metro Kini
  • Metro Highlights
  • World News
  • Indonesia Now
  • Primetime News
  • Talk Indonesia
  • Metro Hari Ini
  • Metro Malam
  • Metro This Week
  • Xinwen Lifestyle
  • Dulux Inspire
  • Tim Bui
  • Mao Last Dancer
  • Travelista
  • Kitchen Musical
  • Lestari
  • Jejak Informatika
  • Belahan Dunia
  • Secret Of Health
  • 24 Hour Quiz
  • Penantang Terakhir
  • One Fine Day
  • Super Nanny
  • Shockwave
  • Indonesia Entrepreneurship Challenge
  • Showbuzz
  • Sentilan Sentilun
  • Stand Up Comedy Show
  • Genta Demokrasi
  • Menu & Venue
  • Just Alvin
  • Kick Andy
  • Mario Teguh Golden Ways
  • 360
  • Megapolitan
  • Zona Memori
  • Economic Challenges
  • Biography
  • Channel Japan
  • Oprah Winfrey Show
  • Melawan Lupa
  • Kokoronotomo
  • Inside
  • Realitas
  • After Hours
  • Jakarta Jakarta
  • 8-11 Show
  • Wideshot
  • Wonderful Living
  • Newsmaker
  • Java Overland
  • Neo Democrazy
  • Destroyed In Seconds
  • Jalan Jalan Asyik
  • Sports Corner
  • Spirit Football
  • 12 Pas
  • Metro Sports
  • Otoblitz
  • Journalist On Duty
  • Attack On Terror
  • Declassified
  • Mata Najwa
  • Face 2 Face
  • Tea Time With Desi Anwar
  • Sudut Pandang
  • Tren Tekno
  • Untuk Buah Hati
  • Discover Indonesia
  • Zero To Hero
  • Rachel Ray
  • Sports Club
  • Cerdas 5 Menit
  • Gaya Hidup Masa Depan
  • Autozone
  • Idenesia
  • Ikonia
  • Musik+
  • Politika
  • Sisi Berita


NOTE: Metro TV did 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 Media Telecast Transmission Services (1st Anniversary, 2001)
  • Double Dribble Twin Expert (2nd Anniversary, 2002)
  • Triple Star Triple Experience (3rd Anniversary, 2003)
  • Excellent (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 Oldest Years For The Nation Building of One Decade Era Anniversary (10th Anniversary, 2010)
  • Menuju Indonesia Gemilang (11th Anniversary, 2011)
  • Bersama Menginspirasi Bangsa (12th Anniversary, 2012)
  • Tetap Terbaik (13th Anniversary, 2013)
  • Indonesia Bangsa Jaya (14th Anniversary, 2014)

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