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RTB Perdana

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RTB Perdana (Jawi: ڤردان RTB ‬) (formerly known as RTB1)[1] is the oldest free-to-air terrestrial television channel in Brunei. The channel officially began broadcasting on 1 March 1975.

ڤردان RTB
RTB Perdana
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Launched1 March 1975; 44 years ago (1975-03-01)
NetworkRadio Televisyen Brunei
Owned byRadio Televisyen Brunei
Picture format576i (PAL) 4:3 and 16:9
1080i (HDTV) 16:9
SloganMenjana Inspirasi (Generating Inspirations)
(1 March 1975-now)
LanguageMalay (main)
English (secondary)
Broadcast areaNational; also available in Malaysia (northern part of state of Sarawak and the island territory of Labuan)
HeadquartersJalan Elizabeth II, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei-Muara District BS8610, Brunei Darussalam
Formerly calledRTB1
ReplacedRTB Perdana
Sister channel(s)RTB Aneka, RTB Sukmaindera
Brunei-Muara District, Temburong District, Limbang Division, Miri, Sarawak and Labuan, MalaysiaChannel 5 and Channel 7 (RTB 1); Channel 10 (RTB 2) (sister channel)
Tutong District, Belait District and Miri, Sarawak, MalaysiaChannel 8 (RTB 1); Channel 11 (RTB 2) (sister channel)
Kristal-AstroChannel 101

RTB Perdana broadcasts for 18-hours from 06:00 until 00:00 BST followed by a satellite simulcast of RTB Sukmaindera filling the rest of its broadcasting time.

During non-operating hours RTB Perdana simulcasts with RTB Sukmaindera from 00:00 until 06:00 BST.

RTB Perdana mainly shows documentaries, educational programs and news in its 18-hour broadcast to programs from RTB Sukmaindera which are usually relayed for other times when it is not broadcasting.

On April 11, 2017, RTB1 along with sister station, RTB5 merged and renamed RTB Perdana as part of RTB’s rebranding project as well as broadcaster’s shift from analogue into digital broadcasting.[1]



Radio Brunei was launched on 2 May 1957, and officially opened on 28 May. At the time, Radio Brunei broadcast for 45 minutes each evening, from 20:00 until 20:45 BST. The range of the single 1.2Kw transmitter was only five miles, which covered the capital and some surrounding areas.

As of 1974, RTB had increased its staff to 171 employees, and had a total of three transmitting sites. This gave near total coverage of the country and beyond.[citation needed]


Televisyen Brunei was officially launched on 1 February 1975 as Channel 5 and Channel 8.

On 1 March 1976, two high-power medium-wave stations in the Brunei-Muara District began transmission, expanding the coverage of radio and television services to almost 100% of the country.


  1. ^ a b Fizah Hab (12 April 2017). "State broadcaster to revamp, digitise TV channels". Asia News Network. Retrieved 4 February 2018.