Formosa Television (Chinese: 民間全民電視公司; pinyin: Mínjiān Quánmín Diànshì Gōngsī; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bîn-kan Chôan-bîn Tiān-sī Kong-si) is a television station based in New Taipei, Taiwan. Established on March 27, 1996, FTV began broadcasting on June 11, 1997.
|Type||Free-to-air nationwide TV|
First air date
|11 June 1997|
|Founded||27 March 1996 |
by Chai Trong-Rong
|Taiwan, Indonesia, and Malaysia|
|Owner||Formosa Television Inc.|
Formosa Television is also the first free-to-air television station which was established without direct relationship with any political party and department of Taiwan government. Because of the location of its headquarters, which is in an area where Taiwanese Hokkien speakers are populous, it also earned the reputation for being the first station in Taiwan to use that tongue in a majority of its programs, especially on its prime time newscasts.
One of its more popular broadcasts are the coverage of live matches of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Midnight on January 1, 2018 marked Formosa Television's first day of 24-hour broadcasting, as Uni-President Enterprises Corporation celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a New Year's Eve countdown broadcast.
- (in English) Five major TV broadcasters begin switch to digital television June 30, 2004. Retrieved February 21, 2007.
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- (in Chinese) FTV Official Website