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Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI)
Type Television network
Country Indonesia
Availability Nationwide and Worldwide
Slogan Saluran Pemersatu Bangsa (The national integrator channel)
Headquarters Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Broadcast area
Nationwide and Worldwide
Owner Government of Indonesia
Launch date
24 August 1962
Official website
Sister channel(s) TV Edukasi (2004-present)
QTV (1998-2011)
Swara Channel (1998-present)
TPI (1991-1997)
Jakarta 39 UHF (TVRI Programma 1)
40 UHF (TVRI Programma 2)
Bandung 7 UHF (TVRI Bandung)
Bogor 7 UHF (TVRI Bandung)
Tanjung Pinang 6 (2) UHF (TVRI Batam)
Semarang 5 UHF (TVRI Semarang)
Bintan 6 (2) UHF (TVRI Batam)
Surabaya 10 UHF (TVRI Surabaya)
Makassar 5 UHF (TVRI Makkasar)
Banda Aceh 6 UHF (TVRI Banda Aceh)
Medan 6 UHF (TVRI Medan)
Batam (Batam Island) 6 (2) UHF (TVRI Batam)
Yogyakarta 9 UHF (TVRI Yogyakarta)
Denpasar (Bali) 9 UHF (TVRI Bali)
Bandar Lampung 40 UHF (TVRI Bandar Lampung)
Palembang 10 UHF (TVRI Palembang)
Padang 6 UHF (TVRI Padang)
Pekanbaru 8 UHF (TVRI Riau)
Pontianak 8 UHF (TVRI Pontianak)
Banjarmasin 4 UHF (TVRI Banjarmasin)
Malang 10 UHF (TVRI Surabaya)
Indovision Channel 106
TelkomVision Channel 184 (TVRI Programma 1)
Channel 182 (TVRI Programma 2)
Yes TV Channel 184 (TVRI Programma 1)
Channel 182 (TVRI Programma 2)
Sky TV Channel 184 (TVRI Programma 1)
Channel 182 (TVRI Programma 2)
Aora TV Channel 901
Indovision Channel 106
First Media Channel 5
TelkomVision Channel 184 (TVRI Programma 1)
Channel 182 (TVRI Programma 2)
Yes TV Channel 184 (TVRI Programma 1)
Channel 182 (TVRI Programma 2)
Sky TV Channel 184 (TVRI Programma 1)
Channel 182 (TVRI Programma 2)
Channel 209 (TVRI Palembang)
StarHub TV
Channel 119 (TVRI Programma 1)
Channel 120 (TVRI Programma 2)
Aora TV Channel 901
SkyCable TBA
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 617

Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI) is a state-owned, public broadcasting television network and the oldest television entity in Indonesia. It is based in Senayan, Central Jakarta.[1]

TVRI monopolized television broadcasting in Indonesia until 1989, when the first private television station RCTI went on air.


The television tower of TVRI at its headquarters in Jakarta.

In 1961, the Indonesian government decided to include the establishment of a national television station as part of the preparations for the 1962 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta. Later that year, the Television Preparation Committee was formed. In October, President Sukarno ordered the building of a studio in Senayan, Jakarta and two television towers. TVRI broadcast its first test transmission, of the Indonesian Independence Day celebrations from the Merdeka Palace transmission on August 17, 1962. TVRI went on the air on the day of the 1962 Asian Games opening ceremony, August 24, 1962. Two years later, the first regional broadcast stations opened in Yogyakarta, Semarang, Medan, Surabaya, Makassar, Manado, Batam, Palembang, Bali and Balikpapan. Earlier in 1963, the TVRI Foundation was formally created.

In 1974 TVRI became part of the Information Ministry, with the status of a directorate. Its role was to inform the public about government policies.

The first colour television signal was transmitted via a satellite transmission in 1974. The first colour news bulletins were the Berita Nasional (National News), Dunia Dalam Berita (The World in News), breaking events segments on Laporan Khusus (Special Report) and Berita Terakhir (Late News). Subsequently, the first live colour telecast was of the 1974 FIFA World Cup between West Germany and Chile form the opening ceremony on June 13, 1974 to the final between West Germany and the Netherlands from the closing ceremony on July 7, 1974.

TVRI in the late 1970s and 1980s became a well defined mass media component of the national information department. By that time it also had a second channel on Channel 8. It also established provincial television production studios.

In 1989, TVRI lost its monopoly when the government's sixth Five-Year Plan allowed private television stations to begin broadcasting, the first commercial television station being RCTI.

After the start of the reform era, TVRI's status was changed again and it became responsible firstly to the Ministry of Finance and was then turned into a limited company under the authority of the State Ministry for State-Owned Enterprises and Ministry of Finance.

TVRI today[edit]

TVRI has 22 regional stations and more than 6,800 employees, 2,000 of whom are based in Jakarta. It broadcasts information and educational content as well as entertainment from 4:00 am to 1:30 am on the next day.

Along with government digital television, TVRI also has 4 channels, currently broadcast in DVB-T. TVRI 1 (on-air identity as TVRI Nasional) with national coverage, TVRI 2 which will be the regional network of regional TVRI broadcasters (currently broadcasts the Jakarta regional station), TVRI 3 with programmes focused on culture and TVRI 4 with sport programmes.


List of slogans[edit]

  • Menjalin Persatuan dan Kesatuan (1962-2001)
  • Makin Dekat Di Hati (2001-2003)
  • Semangat Baru (2003-2012)
  • Saluran Pemersatu Bangsa' (National Integrator Channel, 2012–present)

See also[edit]


  • Department of Information, Republic of Indonesia (1999) Indonesia 1999: An Official Handbook (No ISBN)
  • Schwartz, Adam (1994) A Nation in Waiting: Indonesia in the 1990s, Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86373-635-2


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