RCTI

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Not to be confused with RCTV.
RCTI
PT Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia
RCTI logo
Launched August 24, 1989
Owned by Media Nusantara Citra[1]
Slogan 'Kebanggaan Bersama Milik Bangsa' (The Nation's Collective Pride)
'Oke' (tagline)
Country Indonesia
Broadcast area Free To Air/Cable/Satellite
Headquarters Jakarta, Indonesia
Sister channel(s) Global TV (2002-present)
MNCTV (2003-present)
SINDOtv (2007-present)
MetroTV (2000-2003)
SCTV (1990-1996)
Website www.rcti.tv
Availability
Satellite
Indovision Channel 80
TelkomVision Channel 16
Cable
First Media Channel 15
TelkomVision Channel 16
SICTV (Singapore) Channel 35
Streaming media
MIVO.TV www.mivo.tv
RCTI news crew in Gelora Bung Karno Stadium Jakarta, reporting the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup match.

RCTI (Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia) is Indonesia's first privately owned television network and is based in West Jakarta. RCTI broadcasts Indonesian Idol as well as sinetron (soap operas), films, news and current affairs, reality shows and religious programs. Its news and current affairs programs include Seputar Indonesia (Around Indonesia) and Buletin Malam (Nightly Bulletin). Presenters include Putra Nababan, Ade Novit, Atika Suri, Desi Anwar, and Helmi Johannes.

Background

In November 6, 1988, state broadcaster TVRI lost its monopoly when the government's sixth 4-year plan allowed private television stations to begin broadcasting. RCTI was officially inaugurated on the morning of August 24, 1989 by President Soeharto as Indonesia's first privately owned commercial broadcasting terrestrial television network. Eveninge programming was launched by Minister of Information Harmoko. It initially broadcast to the Jakarta area from Jabodetabek as a local pay television channel and was awarded a nationwide license one year later. It now has 48 relay stations around Indonesia and reaches 180 million viewers. It is 100 percent owned by PT Media Nusantara Citra (MNC), which also owns Global TV and 75 percent of MNCTV, both private Indonesian television stations.

Transmission Hours

Early History

Local Station (November 6, 1988-August 23, 1989)

Transmission hours are 5:30 am to 10:30 pm daily and during Ramadhan it plays a national anthem (sign-off) and patriotic anthem (sign-off).

Programming

The flagship news program is Seputar Indonesia, which has morning, lunchtime, evening and late night editions. RCTI also broadcasts quiz shows, including the Indonesian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, which ran from 2001 to 2006. Cartoon shows include Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan.[citation needed]

Other segments

RCTI only shows Maghrib prayer in some cities, including Jakarta and Bandung. Some RCTI stations show local programming. For example, in Surabaya, RCTI shows Seputar Surabaya, while in Bandung, RCTI shows Seputar Bandung, the Palembang edition shows Seputar Palembang, the Batam edition shows Seputar Batam and the Medan edition shows Seputar Medan. They are mostly shown during the two closing segments of Seputar Indonesia Pagi (05:45 - 06:15/06:30 WIB).

Overseas broadcasting

RCTI is available as a free-to-air channel in East Timor, but only in Dili and other cities such as Ermera and Baucau. RCTI is also available in Malaysia as a free-to-air channel in Johor Bahru, and in Singapore as a free-to-air channel by using antenna. RCTI is the only Indonesian free-to-air TV channel to be broadcast free-to-air outside Indonesia. Indonesian drama series like Bunga di Tepi Jalan, Bintang, Liontin and Pernikahan Dini currently air on Astro Aruna, a channel on the Singaporean SingTel mio TV 24 Hours IPTV Pay TV Service, but these were broadcast on RCTI on 2001, 2005 and 2006 respectively.

RCTI slogans

Slogan Start usage End usage
Menghadirkan Pentas Dunia di Rumah Anda
(Brings the world to your home)
1989 1990
Saluran Informasi & Hiburan
(The Information and Entertainment Channel)
1990 1991
RCTI, Oke
(RCTI, Okay)
1992 present
Kebanggaan Bersama Milik Bangsa
(Together's pride, owned by the nation)
1992 present

See also

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