|Launched||1 July 1995
Relaunch: 8 January 2004
|Owned by||Media Prima Berhad|
|Picture format||576i (4:3)|
|Audience share||6% (Sept 2013, )|
|Analogue||Channel 27/ Channel 58 (UHF) (Klang Valley) |
|MYTV (Malaysia)||Test transmission|
|Astro (Malaysia)||Channel 708 |
|NJOI (Malaysia)||Channel 708|
|ABNXcess (Malaysia)||Channel 108|
|Live Streaming (Malaysia only)||www
8TV (Chinese: 八度空间; pinyin: Bādù Kōngjiān; literal: 8th dimension) is a free-to-air private television station in Malaysia. The television channel targets urban youth and Chinese audiences with high quality foreign programmes and unique local content, mainly in the English and Chinese languages. 8TV's line up consists of dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows, which are produced in Malaysia or imported from other countries. 8TV broadcasts with the concept of "one station, two channels" in two languages shifts: in English being called 8TV and in Chinese being called 八度空间 (pinyin: Bādù Kōngjiān) or 8TV Chinese.
8TV is also available on Astro channel 708, and through channel 108 on ABNXcess and HyppTV.
- 1 History
- 2 Programmes broadcast
- 2.1 Foreign programmes
- 2.2 Local programmes
- 2.3 Asian programmes
- 2.4 Best of Hokkien (series imported from Taiwan)
- 2.5 Best of the East (Chinese and Korean drama series)
- 2.6 Best of TVB (series imported from Hong Kong)
- 2.7 Hito Idol Theatre (Korean and Taiwanese drama series)
- 2.8 Films
- 2.9 Live telecasts
- 3 References
- 4 External links
8TV was launched on 1 July 1995 as MetroVision Channel 8. It was managed by City Television Sdn Bhd, part of the Melewar Group (controlled by the Negeri Sembilan royal family) and broadcasts from Shah Alam. It was first available only in Klang Valley, Seremban and parts of Malacca, but later expanded to Kedah and Johor, thus allowing Singaporean viewers to access it. Viewers were required to install fish-bone antennas to receive this channel.
It was first broadcast in Malay language. The original transmission hours were from 9am to midnight.
Resulting from the Asian financial crisis and intense competition from other channels (especially ntv7 which launched in 1998), MetroVision quietly closed on 1 November 1999. The operator promised to re-open the channel in March 2000 after a supposed "signal upgrade" but it failed to materialise.
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The following are programmes currently or previously broadcast on 8TV channel. All news broadcasts are in Chinese; there is no news in English or Malay although English, Malay, and Chinese are languages spoken in the channel. There was once a news broadcast in Malay, but it did not last long. A TV series which has been broadcast, may be repeated on the channel, a year or two later, with the exception of TVB TV series.
These are programmes currently or previously broadcast during the 8TV English period, mostly at night, especially midnight or early in the morning.
This includes the best of locally produced Chinese programmes and 8TV English programmes.
These programmes come at different timeslots, depending on their programme type. They are from China, Hong Kong, South Korea (includes an all-new Best of Korea Hanbok segment), Taiwan, Japan and Singapore.
- "HyppTV TV Guide(includes the LCN number of each channel)".
- "New Sabah digital TV experience". Daily Express. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
- "Channels - TV, Radio dan Prabayar (official list of all channels available on NJOI)".
- "MetroVision Tune in guide". Archived from the original on 6 December 1998.
- "Meredah zaman suram". Utusan Online. Utusan Malaysia. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
- 8TV Chinese New Year 2012
- Metrovision first day schedule, 1 July 1995 New Straits Times
- MetroVision ident featuring Sultan Abdul Samad Building, 1990s