MNC Vision (legally PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk, formerly Indovision) is an Indonesian subscription-based direct broadcast satellite (DBS) or direct-to-home satellite television and radio service initially in Indonesia. Currently owned by PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk, itself a subsidiary of Media Nusantara Citra, MNC Vision is the oldest subscription-based television service in Indonesia.

PT MNC Sky Vision Tbk
FormerlyIndovision, OkeVision, Top TV
TypePublicly listed subsidiary
IDXMSKY
IndustrySatellite television
FoundedAugust 8, 1988 (1988-08-08) (company founded)
January 16, 1994 (1994-01-16) (launch)[1]
Headquarters,
Area served
Indonesia
Key people
Peter F. Gontha (Co-founder)
Ade Tjendra (President Director)
Hari Susanto (President Commissioner)
Syafril Nasution (President Commissioner, MNC Vision Networks)
ParentMNC Media
Websitewww.mncvision.id

Its slogan is Pay TV Keluarga Indonesia (Pay TV for Indonesian Families).[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

 
The first Indovision logo used in 1994 to 1995.
 
The second Indovision logo used in 1995 to 1997.
 
The third and final Indovision logo used in 1997 to 2017.
 
The first MNC Vision logo used in 2017 to 2019.

MNC Vision began operations on 16 January 1994 as Indovision.[1] Indovision started its service with five-channel C-Band Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) analog service. Using Palapa C-2 satellite for its transponder and broadcasting system, the C-Band DBS service features programming from international suppliers, such as HBO Asia, Star TV, Discovery, as well as local programming. Following in 1997, IndoStar-1 which also known as Cakrawarta-1 (designed and built by Thomas van der Heyden, founder of what later became Orbital Sciences GEO division), was launched as the world's first commercial communications satellite to use S-band frequencies for broadcast (pioneered by van der Heyden), which provided high-quality transmissions to small-diameter 80 cm antennas in regions that experience heavy rainfall such as Indonesia.

This satellite uses S-Band frequency, which are less vulnerable to atmospheric interference than other satellite frequencies, and are well suited to the tropical climate such as Indonesia. Cakrawarta-1 is managed and operated by PT Media Citra Indostar (MCI), established on 22 July 1991.[1]

By the end of 1997, the company anticipated terminating its analog service and encouraged its subscribers to switch to its digital DBS service.[1]

In 2008, a slimmed-down suite of channels was marketed separately by Indovision as Top TV. It was discontinued at the end of 2017 in the rebranding to MNC Vision.[2]

In May 2009, Indovision launched a satellite named Indostar-2/Cakrawarta-2/ProtoSar-2. It was later renamed to SES-7 in May 2010.[3][4][5]

Currently, MNC Vision has 5 channels in high-definition, including HBO HD, Fox Movies Premium HD, National Geographic Channel HD, Disney XD HD, & Fox Sports 3 HD.

On December 12, 2017, Indovision merged with Top TV and another separated service Okevision to form MNC Vision.[6]

MNC NewsEdit

MNC News was founded in June 2006 as an 24 hours general, infotainment, sports, and lifestyle news channel. MNC News is available on MNC Vision.

Current programmingEdit

  • Konspirasi Prabu (Prabu's Conspiration)
  • World Headlines
  • MNC News Morning
  • MNC News Today
  • MNC News Now
  • MNC News Prime
  • MNC News Tonight
  • Indonesia View (English-language news, replacing all MNC World News programs and MNC Today)
  • iTalk (re-run from iNews)
  • Talk To iNews (re-run from iNews)
  • 100% Sport (re-run from GTV)
  • iNews Sport (re-run from iNews)
  • Sports highlights/news reports coverage:
  • Petualangan Panji (Panji's Adventure) (re-run from GTV)
  • Mata Angin (Eyes of the Wind) (re-run from GTV)
  • Kacamata Petualang (re-run from GTV)
  • Mancing Liar (Wild Fishing) (re-run from GTV)
  • Pentas
  • Obsesi (Obsession) (re-run from GTV)
  • Goyang Lidah (re-run from RCTI)
  • Live Kitchen
  • High End on TV
  • Roda Mania (re-run from GTV)
  • One on One
  • Splash News
  • M Shop (previously as MNC Shop until 2019)

SlogansEdit

  • Satu Visi Banyak Aksi (One Vision Many Action, Indovision)
  • Top Banget! (Very Top!, Top TV)
  • Bioskop Masuk Rumah (Movies into every home, OkeVision)
  • Bukan yang Lain (Nothing else, Indovision/MNC Vision)
  • Pay TV Keluarga Indonesia (Family Pay TV in Indonesia)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Indovision: About". Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  2. ^ "TV Berlangganan MNC Vision (Indovision, Okevision & TopTV)". Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  3. ^ "The Indostar-2 Satellite". Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  4. ^ "The Indostar-2 Satellite at Lyngsat". Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  5. ^ "The Indostar-2 Satellite at Boeing Website". Archived from the original on 2011-06-28. Retrieved 2011-02-26.
  6. ^ "Bertransformasi, Indovision Kini Jadi MNC Vision". Okezone (in Indonesian). 2017-12-12. Retrieved 2020-03-31.

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