RTB Aneka

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RTB Aneka
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Launched 1 March 1976; 42 years ago (1976-03-01)
Network Radio Televisyen Brunei
Owned by Radio Televisyen Brunei
Picture format 576i (PAL) 4:3 and 16:9
1080i (HDTV) 16:9
Slogan Varia Pilihan (Variety of Choice)
(1 March 1976-now)
Country Brunei
Language Malay (main)
English (secondary)
Broadcast area National; also available in Malaysia (northern part of state of Sarawak and the island territory of Labuan)
Headquarters Jalan Elizabeth II, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei-Muara District BS8610, Brunei Darussalam
Formerly called RTB2
Replaced RTB Aneka
Sister channel(s) RTB Perdana, RTB Sukmaindera
Website www.rtb.gov.bn
Availability
Terrestrial
Satellite
Kristal-Astro Channel 102

RTB Aneka (formerly known as RTB2)[1] is the oldest free-to-air terrestrial television channel in Brunei. The channel officially began broadcasting on 1 March 1976.

RTB Aneka mainly shows entertainment and variety programs as well as news in its 18-hour broadcast to programs from RTB Sukmaindera which are usually relayed for other times when it is not broadcasting.

On April 11, 2017, RTB2 along with sister station, RTB3 combined and renamed as RTB Aneka as part of RTB’s rebranding project as well as broadcaster’s shift from analogue into digital broadcasting.[1]

History[edit]

Radio[edit]

Radio Brunei was launched on 2 May 1957, and officially opened on 28 May. At the time, Radio Brunei broadcast for 45 minutes each evening, from 20:00 until 20:45 BST. The range of the single 1.2Kw transmitter was only five miles, which covered the capital and some surrounding areas.

As of 1974, RTB had increased its staff to 171 employees, and had a total of three transmitting sites. This gave near total coverage of the country and beyond.[citation needed]

Television[edit]

On 1 March 1976, RTB2 was launched and two high-power medium-wave stations in the Brunei-Muara District began transmission, expanding the coverage of radio and television services to almost 100% of the country.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fizah Hab (12 April 2017). "State broadcaster to revamp, digitise TV channels". Asia News Network. Retrieved 4 February 2018.