TV2 (Malaysia)

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RTM TV2
Logo of TV2 (Malaysia).svg
Launched 17 November 1969; 45 years ago (1969-11-17)
Network Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Owned by Malaysian Broadcasting Department
Communication and Arts Malaysia
Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)
Picture format PAL 576i
HDTV 1080i
UHDTV 2160p
Slogan Saluran Dunia Anda (Your World Channel)
(1969-1989)
Saluran Emas (The Golden Channel)
(1990-2004)
Saluran Famili Anda (Your Family Channel)
(August 2004-December 2008)
Dunia Ria (Happy World)
(2009-present)
Country Malaysia
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Formerly called Rangkaian Kedua (1969–1990)
RTM2 (1978–1990,2006–2009)
Sister channel(s) TV1 (28 December 1963–present)
Website tv2.rtm.gov.my
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Normally tuned to 2 on VHF, over UHF in certain parts of the country, Channel 8 on VHF in Kuala Lumpur with a weaker signal in Channel 10 on VHF in certain parts of the Klang Valley
Digital 658MHz, SID 2 DVB-T over Klang Valley (HD)
Frequency unknown, BAND III DMB-T/H over Klang Valley
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 102 (SD)
Channel 182 (HD) (Coming Soon)
NJOI (Malaysia) Channel 102 (SD)
Channel 182 (HD) (Coming Soon)
Cable
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 102 (SD)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 180 (SD) (Coming Soon)
Channel 184 (HD) (Coming Soon)
IPTV
HyppTV (Malaysia) Channel 102 (HD)
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 12 (HD) (Coming Soon)
Streaming media
Live Streaming (Malaysia only) www.rtm.gov.my/tv2/

TV2 is a television station in Malaysia owned and operated by the Radio Television Malaysia, a division of the Malaysian Government. TV2 is now broadcasting 24 hours a day since 3 April 2006.

History[edit]

The broadcasting of RTM TV2 began on 17 November 1969 when Televisyen Malaysia (currently known as TV1) split into two channels. It offers local and international entertainment programs, films and dramas. Some elements such as sex and violence are censored as RTM is one of the government departments.

Since 3 April 2006, this channel began to broadcast 24 hours a day, offering more programmes for viewers who stay up late to watch television but its sister channel, TV1 followed suit on 21 August 2012.

On 1 January 2009, RTM television stations were once again restructured by Dato' Ahmad Shabery Cheek the then Information Minister. TV2 got a new slogan: Dunia Ria (means Happy World in Malay).

TV Pendidikan programmes were aired on Wednesdays and Thursdays through this channel while TV1 aired TV Pendidikan on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1972 to 1987, From 1988 to 1999, all TV Pendidikan programmes were aired only on TV2. Until 1991, TV2 only sign on in the evenings from Mondays to Thursdays and slightly earlier in the afternoons from Fridays to Sundays. In 1992, morning broadcast was introduced from Fridays to Sundays. Later in 2000, TV2 is the last channel in Malaysia to launch daytime transmissions by signing-on at midday except Friday and the weekends, where they sign-on in the morning. From 2 September 2002, they signed-on at 9am daily, then signed-on at 6am daily in 2005 and later commenced 24-hour transmissions since April 2006.

TV1, TV2 and the radio stations under Radio Televisyen Malaysia broadcasts from their headquarters in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur.

TV2 currently broadcasts under (Very High Frequency) band III, although some parts of Malaysia it transmits the signal in UHF where it is normally tuned to band 2. In the Klang Valley the VHF channel for RTM2 is 8, with a weaker transmission on channel 10 in certain parts of the Klang Valley. It is also available over the RTMi test DVB-T transmission over 658 MHz, SID 2. As of 1 January 2007, it is also available over a test DMB-T/H transmission on Band III. TV2 is also available in neighbouring countries such as, Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Southern Thailand and Indonesia, as well as some parts of Mindanao in the Philippines via terrestrial spillover but the signal is mostly weaker or stronger and on Singtel TV Customers in Singapore Channel 12 in HDTV (Coming Soon) and also on StarHub TV Customers In Singapore Channel 180 in SDTV (Coming Soon) & Channel 184 in HDTV (Coming Soon).

TV2 is the only free-to-air channel in Malaysia that offers Tamil and Hindi programming for the Indian community in Malaysia. A daily news bulletin in Tamil, Berita Tamil, broadcasts nightly at 7:30pm.

Criticism[edit]

In 2007, this channel has been criticised for not airing most of the F1 events (only 7 out of the 17 races live, the rest are delayed telecast). Many viewers are upset that RTM is not serious about the coverage and this telecast rights should be given back to private TV stations.

Programmes[edit]

Notable Programmes[edit]

News[edit]

  • Berita Tamil (Tamil Seithi)
    • 19:30–20:00
  • News On 2 (English News)
    • 12:30–13:00 (Weekdays), 12:30-12:45 (Weekends), 20:30–21:00
  • Berita Mandarin (Mandarin News)
    • 12:00–12:20, 20:00–20:30

Drama, Telefilem and Cinema Movies[edit]

  • Best of Retro
  • Chinese/Japanese/Korean Dramas
    • "Drama Bersiri Mandarin" (Sundays & Mondays, 7:00PM to 7:30PM)
    • "Golden Phoenix" (Mondays to Thursdays, 6:00PM to 7:00PM)
    • "Jade"
    • "Kristal" (Mondays to Fridays, 5:00PM to 6:00PM)
  • Hollywood Movies in
    • "Cinema on 2" (Wednesdays, 12:00MN)
    • Saturday Night Special on 2" (Saturdays, 12:00MN)
    • "Sunday Day Time Special on 2" (Sundays, 4PM)
    • Friday Midnight Movies (Fridays, 12:00MN)
  • Hong Kong / Chinese Movies
    • "Golden Dragon" (Thursdays, 10:00PM)
  • Local Tamil Programmes,
    • Tamil Magazine shows 3.30pm - 4.30 pm (Monday to Wednesday)
    • Malaysia Tamil Drama 4.30pm (Monday to Wednesday)
    • Vasantham (Sundays at 1:00pm)
  • Made-for-TV Malay Movies in
    • Citra (Fridays, 10PM),
    • Mustika (Saturdays, 10AM),
    • Sutera (Mondays to Thursdays, 1:30PM)
    • Pilihan Jumaat (Fridays, 2:30PM)
  • Malay Movies on
    • "Teater Lagenda" – Classical Movies (Mondays, 9:00PM)
    • "Sinema Ahad" (Sundays, 12:00MN) and
    • "Sinema Jumaat" (Fridays, 12:00MN)
  • Movies from India on
    • "Bollygood Time on 2" – Bollywood Hindi Movies (Weekend, 2:00PM)
  • "Mutiara"
    • Collar De Esmeraldas (The Emerald Necklace) – Monday to Thursday, 9:30AM and repeats on 4:30AM every Tuesday to Friday.

Talkshow[edit]

    • What Say You (Mandarin talk show) (Every Sun 11 AM)
    • Hello On Two (Every Mon-Thurs 1 PM)
    • Vasantham (Every Sun 1 PM)

Police Drama[edit]

Tamil Drama[edit]

  • "Varnam"
    • Mannippu (Local Tamil Series) – every Monday to Thursday, 5:30PM

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Slogans[edit]

  • Saluran Dunia Anda (Your World Channel) (1969-1989)
  • Saluran Emas (The Gold Channel) (1990-2004)
  • Saluran Famili Anda (Your Family Channel) (1 August 2004-31 December 2008)
  • Dunia Ria (Happy World) (1 January 2009-present)

See also[edit]

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