List of television stations in Malaysia

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Television broadcasting in Malaysia is provided by Malaysian government and respective private broadcasting companies. Television channels are received through analogue or digital formats since most of Malaysians TV owners subscribe to pay TV service. Malaysian government is committed to provide digital television to every household in Malaysia by end-2016.

Television channels in Malaysia are available in High-definition or HD standards through pay TV service providers. Local TV stations are able to provide HD standards feed once the digitalisation of television broadcast system is done. Some local TV channels already are broadcasting shows in HD for special occasions since 2008. The first trial broadcasts of digital TV started in 2006 by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM).

List of free-to-air television stations in Malaysia[edit]

Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)[edit]

Name Availability Launch date Broadcasting area Broadcasting hours (UTC+08:00) Languages
TV1 Analog/Digital 28 December 1963 (1963-12-28) Nationwide 24/7 Malay, English
TV2 Analog/Digital 17 November 1969 (1969-11-17) Nationwide 24/7 Malay, English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Indian (Tamil and Hindustan) and Korean
TVi Digital 10 April 2011 (2011-04-10) Nationwide 24/7 Malay, English , Iban (Bumiputera Sarawak) and Kadazandusun (Bumiputera Sabah)

Media Prima[edit]

Name Availability Launch date Broadcasting area Broadcasting hours (UTC+08:00) Languages
TV3 Analog/Digital 1 June 1984 (1984-06-01) Nationwide 24/7 Malay, Indonesian, Tagalog, English, Chinese and Hindustan
NTV7 Analog/Digital 7 April 1998 (1998-04-07) Nationwide 06:00-01:00 Malay, English and Chinese
8TV Analog/Digital 8 January 2004 (2004-01-08) Nationwide 06:00-01:45 English, Chinese and Korean
TV9 Analog/Digital 22 April 2006 (2006-04-22) Nationwide 06:00-01:00 Malay, Korean and Indonesian
  • Starting 1st April, Media Prima introduced CJ Wow Shop.

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia[edit]

Name Availability Launch date Broadcasting Area Broadcasting hours (UTC+08:00) Languages
TV Alhijrah Analog/Digital 7 December 2010 (2010-12-07) Nationwide 24/7 Malay and English

Pertubuhan Berita Nasional Malaysia[edit]

Name Availability Launch date Broadcasting Area Broadcasting hours (UTC+08:00) Languages
Bernama News Channel Digital 28 February 2008 (2008-02-28) Nationwide 24/7 Malay, English, Tamil and Chinese

Pay television providers[edit]

Satellite television[edit]


Internet Video Streaming[edit]

Other TV stations[edit]

Former or defunct channels and networks[edit]

Three channels where still remaining, these channels terminated because of the same broadcast.

    • MNC Channel, replaced by Pesona HD, due to celebrating its 7th birthday on 1st April 2017.
    • Two channels, Bindass and Bindass Play ceased broadcasting on 1st April 2017.
    • Fox Sports News has ceased broadcasting on 29th April 2017 because all channels were not broadcast now.
    • Syfy HD, Universal Channel HD, HyppSports 4 HD and Hao Xiang Shopping Channel has Ceased Transmission on July 1, 2017.
  • Mega TV, closed operations on 1 October 2001.
  • eTV, closed operations on 29 February 2016.
  • ABNXcess, closed operations in 2016.
  • Others
    • MetroVision Channel 8, ceased broadcasting on 1 November 1999. Replaced with 8TV on 8 January 2004.
    • Channel 9, ceased broadcasting on 1 February 2005. Replaced with TV9 on 22 April 2006.
    • TV5, originally launched in April 2017 to replace TVi. However, the channel suddenly ceased its operation in less than a month. TVi returned to its broadcast at the same month.
    • TV Pendidikan, removed in 2006. Later moved to TV9 ceased broadcasting in 2008. Replaced by EDUWEBTV.
    • WBC, closed down since October 2012 due to financial problems.[1]


  1. ^ Mohsin Abdullah (19 October 2012). "WBC employees seek HR ministry’s help". Retrieved 6 July 2014. 

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