TVRI abbreviated for Televisi Republik Indonesia. It is a public broadcasting television network, state-owned, and oldest television in Indonesia. It is located in Senayan, Central Jakarta. In 1989, the first private television station RCTI went on air.
History of TVRI Channel
In 1960 the Indonesian government established a national television station. It is represented as a part of the preparation for the 1962 Asian Games, these held in Jakarta.
In October, President Sukarno ordered the building of a studio and two television towers in Senayan. Indonesian Independence Day Celebrations is the first broadcast of TVRI. It held at the Merdeka Palace on August 17, 1962. On the day of the 1962 Asian Games opening ceremony, it went on the air, August 24, 1962. After two years, the regional broadcast opened in Yogyakarta, Semarang, Megan, Surabaya, Makassar, Manado, Batam, Bali, Palembang, and Balikpapan.
And in 1963, It was created as the official governing authority channel. It became part of the information Ministry in 1974. Its role is to inform the government public policies. It started broadcast over Indonesia via satellite.
In 1979, the first color television signal was transmitted via satellite. Berita Nasional, Dunia Dalam Berita were first color bulletins. TVRI became a distinct mass media component of the national information department in the 1970s and 1980s. By passing the time, it had a second channel on Channel 8.
TVRI changed its status and became responsible to the Ministry of Finance, after the start of the reform era.
TVRI has 22 regional stations. 6,800 employees are working on this channel. It transmits information and educational content as well as entertainment.
TVRI has four channels, along with government digital television. It currently broadcast in DVB-T. TVRI 3 focused on culture and TVRI 4 with sports programmes.