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PT Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia
MNCTV logo 2015.svg
MNCTV logo since 20 May 2015.
Launched23 January 1991; 29 years ago (1991-01-23) (as TPI)
20 October 2010; 9 years ago (2010-10-20) (as MNCTV)
Owned bySiti Hardijanti Rukmana (1990-1998)
PT Cipta Lamtoro Gung Persada (1990-2003)
Media Nusantara Citra (2003-present)
Picture formatPAL
SloganSelalu di Hati (Always on the Heart)
Broadcast areaNational
HeadquartersStudio 12 TVRI, Senayan, South Jakarta (1990-1995)
Pintu II TMII, East Jakarta (1995-2017)
MNC Studios, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta (2015-present)
Formerly calledTPI (1991-2010)
Televisi Keluarga Indonesia (1996-2002)
Sister channel(s)TVRI (1991-1997)
RCTI (2003-present)
GTV (2003-present)
iNews (2007-present)
MNC VisionChannel 82
TransVisionChannel 817
Palapa D3774/H/6500 MPEG-4
4186/V/8800 MPEG-2
First Media38
MNC Play Media82
Streaming media
RCTI+Watch live (Indonesia only)
meTube.idWatch live (Indonesia only)
HOOQWatch live (Indonesia only)

MNCTV is an Indonesian private television station. MNCTV was established by Tutut Soeharto, the first daughter of former president Soeharto. It began broadcasting on 1 August 1990, at first broadcasting only educational programmes, but has since become similar to other Indonesian TV stations, showing programmes such as quizzes, sinetron (soap operas), reality TV shows, sports shows, and recently, dangdut music.


Early days[edit]

First logo used from 1 August 1990 until 31 December 1997. After that, the logo continued to use as a corporate logo until 23 January 2002.
Second logo used under the slogan Televisi Keluarga Indonesia from 1997 until 23 January 2002.

TPI, the acronym of Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (Indonesian Educational Television) was first founded as an educational television station by state broadcaster TVRI on 1 August 1990. It began its first broadcasts on 2 January 1991, as well as it broadcasts a two-hour educational programming block targeted to elementary students, junior high school students, and high school students, from 08:00 to 10:00. To do so, it cooperated with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia.

In April 1991, the block was expanded into 4 hours, from 08:00 to 12:00; later to 6.5 hours, from 06:30 to 12:00; and in 1992 to eight hours, from 06:00 to 14:00. On January 23, 1993, TPI began to air its first soap opera program as a distraction to 15.5 hours at 05:30 to 21:00.

1993–2003: Splitting service[edit]

On 23 January 1993, TPI began to air its first reality TV show. After TPI ended its ties with TVRI on 25 August 1997, its educational programs were displaced by more soap opera and entertainment programming. In 1997, the channel retired the original branding name "Televisi Publiksiaran Indonesia" ("Indonesian Public Broadcasting Television") in favour of the on-air name "Televisi Keluarga Indonesia" ("Indonesian Family Television"). On 18 May 2001, the TPI name was used but only using the simple word "TPI" instead. TPI began to expand more programs that related to musics, sports, and cartoons.

Since 2004, it has focused on dangdut programs. The most successful dangdut contest, Kontes Dangdut Indonesia, is a version of RCTI's Indonesian Idol.

On 12 February 2002, TPI announced that it would broadcast Formula One racing (known as TPI Sport and Racing World) to replace RCTI as the official F1 station, due to financial problems.

On 2002−03, TPI announced that it would broadcast for Italian football league Serie A.

2003–2009: Awards and acquisition by MNC[edit]

At the 1997 Indonesian Soap-Opera Awards, the soap opera Mat Angin by Deddy Mizwar, aired by TPI, won 11 awards. The series won five awards the following year. Indonesia's favourite programme was Santapan Nusantara a culinary program hosted by Enita Sriyana. Kuis Dangdut (hosted by H. Jaja Miharja), the first and oldest quiz show, also won awards and Ngelaba a comedy program hosted by Akri Patrio, Eko Patrio and Parto Patrio.

On 6 March 2006, Media Nusantara Citra, which also owns RCTI, GTV, and SINDOtv (now iNews) acquired 75% of the channel. In 2007, new employees were hired, including Mayjen. TNI. (purn.) Sang Nyoman Suwisma, and Dandy Nugroho Rukmana.

2009–2010: Decline[edit]

Last logo used from 23 January 2006 until 20 October 2010.
MNCTV logo used from 2010 October 2010 until 19 May 2015. After that, the logo was straightened.

During its 2009-2010 season, due to technical reasons, TPI did not air its sport shows. On 20 October 2009, a controversial report stated that a communications expert from the University of Indonesia, Ade Armando, had reviewed decisions of the judges who were willing to pull entertainment programs from TPI, since it should have educational programs instead. Armando said that it must be the decision of the Commercial Court (PN) to grant the request of the Central Jakarta bankruptcy PT Global Crown Capital Limited on PT TPI reviewed further.[1]

The handling of cases involving the mass media can not be equated with the handling of other service companies. Because, not all people are able and capable of using it, so that the handling had to be excluded. "It looks very sloppy, not equal," he said. In this bankruptcy decision, according to Ade, a loss not only experienced by the company but also harmed the public.[1]

Anticipating similar things, there must be a joint effort of several parties, such as the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI), the Association of Private Television, and other stakeholders. Especially against the decision issued unilaterally and awkward legal institutions.[2]

Decisions of bankruptcy has also been supported from the Parliament in the legal process underway in the level of the Indonesian Supreme Court. Support was expressed Marzuki Alie when receiving the visit of Directors of TPI in the study of the DPR, Senayan, Jakarta, on 25 November 2009.[3]

2010–present: Re-launch to MNCTV and the upcoming planning[edit]

On 20 October 2010, TPI officially changed its name to MNCTV. This was because TPI was not in accordance with the written context that TPI is dedicated to education, and therefore changed its name to MNCTV, in order to change the image in the eyes of the public. On 22 August 2011, MD Entertainment, one of the largest and most integrated production houses in Indonesia, acquired 25% of MNCTV stakes.[4] As the result, all soap operas broadcast on MNCTV are produced by MD Entertainment until the production house was taken over by Trans TV in 2017 and returned to MNCTV in the same year.


In 1990, TPI used the logo of a triangle with the national colours and green, red, and blue beams. In 1998, the TPI logo was a gold circle and blue earth ball and the words "Televisi Keluarga Indonesia," the logos has seen from Family Channel Logos, the words "TELEVISI" and "INDONESIA" are used on the gold circle, and the word "Keluarga" is used near the blue earth ball. The logos were used until 23 January 2002. On 23 January 2002, from the eleventh anniversary of TPI, the third logos used three round ellipse line and blue earth ball and the word "TPI." On 22 January 2006, the logos was changed to a circle and five triangle near circle and the word "TPI." This logos was used until 2010. MNCTV logo in 2010 style ident and promo by Lambie-Nairn.

Station ID[edit]

In 1991, The first Station ID of TPI used the Indonesian flag with Indonesian Maps and showing the word "TELEVISI PENDIDIKAN INDONESIA". In 1992, The second station ID TPI used the golden miniature of indonesia (such as Monas, Borobudur Temple, etc) and the ending was TPI logo and Indonesian flag with maps and word "TELEVISI PENDIDIKAN INDONESIA" with palapa sattelite, the station ID used until 1997. In 1997, The third station ID of TPI begin the children riding bike on the street with sunflower, then cut a woman and traditional dancers in the cloud, then the woman and men sees the sunflower and the man read newspaper sees sunflower, the ending was the logo Televisi Keluarga Indonesia. In 1998, The fourth Station ID TPI was used musicians played in the cloud, begin the eyes of sunflower, the two woman dances, woman playing harp in the cloud, and the herbalist dances behind the borobudur temple, then sees the woman playing harp again, woman learn to make batik, herbalist and orhcestral musicians playing the Musical Instruments, the ending was the eyes with the sunflower and the logo Televisi Keluarga Indonesia used until 2002

Notable main director[edit]

  • Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana (1990-1998)
  • Tito Sulistio (1998-2001)
  • Dandy Nugroho Rukmana (2001-2003)
  • Hidajat Tjandradjaja (2003-2005)
  • Sang Nyoman Suwisma (2005–present)

Sister channels[edit]

  • TVRI (1990-1997)
  • RCTI (2003–present)
  • GTV (2003–present)
  • iNews (2007–present)

Similar name (As TPI, 1990–2010)[edit]

  • Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (lit:Indonesian Education Television) (1990-2010)
  • Televisi Keluarga Indonesia (lit:Indonesian Family Television) (1998-2002)
  • Televisi Paling Indonesia (lit:Most Indonesian Television) (2002-2010)

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