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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
Pehla (Middle East) Channel 145
First Media Channel 7
TelkomVision TBA
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.

Opening and closing songs[edit]


The national anthem of song "Indonesia Raya", sung by Idris Sardi & Orchestra, composed by Wage Rudolf Supratman, arrangement by Jos Cleber, musical by Victorian Philharmonic Orchestra under director by Addie Muljadi Sumaatmadja officially conductor by Twilite Orchestra and music recorded label by Gema Nada Pertiwi was used to start form earlier broadcast.


The patriotic anthem of song "Bagimu Negeri", sung by Twitle Chorus and composed by Raden Kusbini was used to end form overnight broadcast.


  • 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 (May 20, 2010-present)

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)
  • Semakin Terpercaya (14th Anniversary, 2014) & clossing : Bagimu Negeri & logo Metro TV 2014-present

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