TV2 (Malaysia)

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Launched 17 November 1969; 44 years ago (1969-11-17)
Network Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Owned by Malaysian Broadcasting Department
Communication and Arts Malaysia
Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)
Picture format PAL 576i
HDTV 1080i
Audience share 7% (Sept 2012[1], )
Slogan Dunia Ria (Happy World)
Country Malaysia
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Formerly called Rangkaian Kedua (1969–1990)
RTM2 (1978–1990,2006–2009)
Sister channel(s) TV1 (28 December 1963–present)
Analogue Normally tuned to 2 on VHF, over UHF in certain parts of the country, Channel 8 on VHF in Kuala Lumpur with a weaker signal in Channel 10 on VHF in certain parts of the Klang Valley
Digital 658MHz, SID 2 DVB-T over Klang Valley (HD)
Frequency unknown, BAND III DMB-T/H over Klang Valley
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 102
NJOI (Malaysia) Channel 102
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 102
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 166 (Coming Soon)
Channel 172 (HD) (Coming Soon)
HyppTV (Malaysia) Channel 102 (HD)
mio TV (Singapore) Channel 612 (HD) (Coming soon)
Streaming media
Live Streaming (Malaysia only)

TV2 is a television station in Malaysia owned and operated by the Radio Television Malaysia, a division of the Malaysian Government. TV2 is now broadcasting 24 hours a day since 3 April 2006.


The broadcasting of RTM TV2 began on 17 November 1969 when Televisyen Malaysia (currently known as TV1) split into two channels. It offers local and international entertainment programs, films and dramas. Some elements such as sex and violence are censored as RTM is one of the government departments.

TV2 is also available over the Astro direct broadcast satellite platform on channel 102 (formerly on channel 6, then channel 2).

Since 3 April 2006, this channel began to broadcast 24 hours a day, offering more programmes for viewers who stay up late to watch television but its sister channel, TV1 followed suit on 21 August 2012.

On 1 January 2009, RTM television stations were once again restructured by Dato' Ahmad Shabery Cheek the then Information Minister. TV2 got a new slogan: Dunia Ria (means Happy World in Malay).

TV Pendidikan programmes were aired through this channel from 1972 to 1999, alternate with TV1 in the afternoon until 1994 where it airs in the morning. Daytime programming on TV1 and the commercial channel, TV3 started on 1 March 1994, has caused TV Pendidikan to be broadcast only on TV2. Later in 2000, TV2 is the last channel in Malaysia to launch daytime transmissions by signing-on at midday except Friday and the weekends, where they sign-on in the morning. In 2004, they signed-on at 9am on weekdays, then signed-on at 6am daily in 2005 and later commenced 24-hour transmissions.

TV1, TV2 and the radio stations under Radio Televisyen Malaysia broadcasts from their headquarters in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur.

TV2 currently broadcasts under (Very High Frequency) band III, although some parts of Malaysia it transmits the signal in UHF where it is normally tuned to band 2. In the Klang Valley the VHF channel for RTM2 is 8, with a weaker transmission on channel 10 in certain parts of the Klang Valley. It is also available over the RTMi test DVB-T transmission over 658 MHz, SID 2. As of 1 January 2007, it is also available over a test DMB-T/H transmission on Band III. TV2 is also available in neighbouring countries such as, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Southern Thailand and Indonesia, as well as some parts of Mindanao in the Philippines via terrestrial spillover but the signal is mostly weaker or stronger.


In 2007, this channel has been criticised for not airing most of the F1 events (only 7 out of the 17 races live, the rest are delayed telecast). Many viewers are upset that RTM is not serious about the coverage and this telecast rights should be given back to private TV stations.


Notable programmes[edit]

  • Berita Tamil (Tamil Seithi)
    • 19:30–20:00
  • News On 2 (English News)
    • 12:30–13:00 (Weekdays), 12:30-12:45 (Weekends), 20:30–21:00
  • Berita Mandarin (Mandarin News)
    • 12:00–12:20, 20:00–20:30
  • Best of Retro
  • Chinese/Japanese/Korean Dramas
    • "Drama Bersiri Mandarin" (Sundays & Mondays, 7:00PM to 7:30PM)
    • "Golden Phoenix" (Mondays to Thursdays, 6:00PM to 7:00PM)
    • "Jade"
    • "Kristal" (Mondays to Fridays, 5:00PM to 6:00PM)
  • Hollywood Movies in
    • "Cinema on 2" (Wednesdays, 12:00MN)
    • Saturday Night Special on 2" (Saturdays, 12:00MN)
    • "Sunday Day Time Special on 2" (Sundays, 4PM)
    • Friday Midnight Movies (Fridays, 12:00MN)
  • Hong Kong / Chinese Movies
    • "Golden Dragon" (Thursdays, 10:00PM)
  • Local Tamil Programmes,
    • Tamil Magazine shows 4.00pm
    • Malaysia Tamil Drama 4.30pm
    • Vasantham (Sundays at 1:00pm)
  • Made-for-TV Malay Movies in
    • Citra (Fridays, 10PM),
    • Mustika (Saturdays, 10AM),
    • Sutera (Mondays to Thursdays, 1:30PM)
    • Pilihan Jumaat (Fridays, 2:30PM)
  • Malay Movies on
    • "Teater Lagenda" – Classical Movies (Mondays, 9:00PM)
    • "Sinema Ahad" (Sundays, 12:00MN) and
    • "Sinema Jumaat" (Fridays, 12:00MN)
  • Movies from India on
    • "Bollygood Time on 2" – Bollywood Hindi Movies (Weekend, 2:00PM)
  • "Mutiara"
  • "Varnam"
    • Mannippu (Local Tamil Series) – every Monday to Thursday, 5:30PM

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