Metro TV (Indonesian TV network)

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Metro TV
Logo since 20 May 2010
Broadcast areaNationwide
Picture format1080i HDTV 16:9
(downscaled to 576i 16:9 for the SDTV feed)
Sister channels
Launched25 November 2000; 22 years ago (2000-11-25)
FounderSurya Paloh
Sumita Tobing[1]
Analog and DigitalCheck local frequencies (in Indonesian language)
Streaming media
MIVOWatch live
OfficialWatch live
IndiHome TVWatch live (IndiHome customers only)
VidioWatch live
Vision+Watch live (Subscription required, Indonesia only)
Media Group office in Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta, the headquarters of Metro TV.

Metro TV is an Indonesian free-to-air television news network based in West Jakarta. It was established on 25 November 2000 and now has over 52 relay stations all over the country.[2] It is owned by Surya Paloh who also owns the Media Indonesia daily. These two, along with other newspapers distributed in different parts of Indonesia, are part of the Media Group.[3]

It is the only TV network to offer Mandarin-language news programs in Indonesia and no soap opera, although recently it has also begun to broadcast entertainment and multicultural programs such as the now-defunct tech show e-Lifestyle, the satirical news and current affairs show Republik Mimpi (The Dream Republic), musical programming such as Musik+ and Idenesia, and other special or regional programming.


Metro TV was launched on 25 November 2000 by Abdurrahman Wahid, the fourth President of Indonesia. Metro TV was the first Indonesian television network to have been officially inaugurated by the Indonesian president himself.

On 25 November 2020, during the network's 20th anniversary, its on-air bug was replaced with eagle icon of the current logo with the text "METRO TV" in smaller size below the eagle, although the text was removed during advertisements and this leaves only the eagle in light grey color. However, the logo shown in the infobox is still used for corporate purposes and other brandings. On 25 November 2021, the text "METRO TV" in smaller size below the eagle was removed entirely as part of on-screen revamp.


Metro TV has a different concept than the other networks in Indonesia. It broadcasts 24 hours a day, with programmes focused on news around the world.[4] Unlike other stations, Metro TV never airs sinetrons.

Metro TV broadcast three new English language programmes, World News, Indonesia Now, and Talk Indonesia. It also had Chinese language programmes such as Metro Xin Wen, as well as IT, documentary, and culinary programmes. It has a motivation talkshow, Mario Teguh Golden Ways. It also shows business programming, including "Economic Challenges" and Bisnis Hari Ini (Business Today, no longer aired).

Metro TV also has an informercial block, usually residential, but sometimes, any price of product and technology. The infomercial block usually airs on networks and stations during morning on weekends. The block has no commercial breaks. This channel is owned by Media Group, which also owns Media Indonesia and Lampung Post newspapers.

However, Metro TV was not the first Indonesian network to be broadcast in English. RCTI became the first Indonesian network to broadcast in English when showing Indonesia Today on 1 November 1996. This English news programme was made with a specific target audience in mind: foreigners who wanted to know the latest news and more information about Indonesia. It ended in 2001. Metro TV later broadcast Metro This Morning and News Flash. Metro This Morning ended in March 2007. Metro TV was the only news channel in Indonesia until 2008, when Lativi was re-branded as tvOne by dropping all of sitcoms as well as soap operas, focusing on news and sports programmes.[5]



  • Marvin Sulistio
  • Zackia Arfan
  • Marializia Hasni
  • Fiona Yuan
  • Eugenie Gani
  • Lusi Zhang (Taste Hunter)
  • Leonard Samosir (also a host of Economic Challenges)
  • Zilvia Iskandar (also a host of Kontroversi)
  • Aviani Malik
  • Kevin Egan
  • Eva Wondo
  • Reno Reksa
  • Valentinus Resa
  • Gadis Bianca
  • Febrian Ahmad
  • Gema Tanjung
  • Mercy Widjaja
  • Jessica Wulandari
  • Nisrina Kirana
  • Krishna Sam
  • Abdy Azwar Sahi
  • Vera Bahasuan
  • Iqbal Himawan
  • Naila Husna
  • Widya Saputra
  • Vallencia Melvinsy
  • Yohana Margaretha
  • Fitri Megantara
  • Fifi Aleyda Yahya
  • Hamdan Alkafie (former Kompas TV anchor)
  • Jason Sambouw
  • Boy Noya
  • Sandi Firdaus
  • Indra Maulana (former CNN Indonesia anchor)
  • Livia Ramadhanti
  • Soza Hutapea
  • Marselina Tumundo
  • Anggi Hasibuan
  • Andy F. Noya (Kick Andy)
  • Hotman Paris Hutapea (Hot Room)
  • Bayu Oktara (Gaspoll and The O Factor)
  • David Chalik (Khazanah Islam)
  • Hilbram Dunar (Khazanah Islam)
  • Permata Sari Harahap (Go Healthy)
  • Choky Sitohang (Go Healthy)
  • Ronal Surapradja (Go Healthy)
  • Edwin Lau (Go Healthy)


Development Slogans[edit]


  • Leading the Change (2007–2008)
  • Be Smart Be Informed (2008–2010)
  • Knowledge to Elevate (2010–present)[6]

Anniversary specials[edit]

  • News Media Telecast Service (2001)
  • All for the Best (2002)
  • Triple Star, Triple Experience (2003)
  • Excellent Four (2004)
  • Moment of Hope (2005)
  • Proud of Dedication (2006)
  • Leading the Change (2007)
  • Proud of Our Nation (2008)
  • Cinta Negeriku (Loves of My Nation) (2009)
  • Ten Years for the Nation (2010)
  • Menuju Indonesia Gemilang (Towards a Brilliant Indonesia) (2011)
  • Bersama Menginspirasi Bangsa (Together Inspirate the Nation) (2012)
  • Tetap Terbaik (Still the Best) (2013)
  • Semakin Terpercaya (More Trusted) (2014)
  • Membangun Bangsa Berdaya (Build the Empower Nation) (2015)
  • Menggerakkan Harapan Bangsa (Moving the Nations Hope) (2016)
  • Adiwarna Bangsa (Supercolor of the Nation) (2017)
  • Melangkah Bersama untuk Indonesia (Stepping Together for Indonesia) (2018)
  • Menebar Inspirasi (Spreading the Inspiration) (2019)
  • Terima kasih Indonesia (Thank you Indonesia) (2020)
  • Kebersamaan Memberi Arti (Togetherness Gives Meaning) (2021)
  • Bangkit Bergerak Bersama (Get Up and Move Together) (2022)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sumita Tobing
  2. ^ "Market roundup: November 2012". Deutsche Welle. 5 November 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2020. Metro TV is a nationwide news channel that was launched 2000. Metro is broadcast from Jakarta with a network of 53 regional stations and reaches more than 3 million viewers throughout Indonesia.
  3. ^ "Tentang Kami". (in Indonesian). Metro TV. METRO TV merupakan televisi berita pertama di Indonesia yang mulai mengudara sejak 25 November 2000.
  4. ^ "PT Media Televisi Indonesia (METRO TV)". Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  5. ^ Tapsell, Ross (2017). Media Power in Indonesia: Oligarchs, Citizens and the Digital Revolution. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-78660-037-0. The Bakrie Group created Indonesia's second 24-hour, Indonesia-language free-to-air national television news station, TVOne in 2008.
  6. ^ "Metro TV: A New Spirit Towards the Indonesia's First News Channel". DM ID. Retrieved 7 May 2020.

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