RTV (Indonesian TV network)

Rajawali Televisi (RTV, stylized as rtv) is a commercial television network in Indonesia, owned by Rajawali Corpora. RTV is currently segmented as "family television", licensed via the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, and its frequency is coordinated through the Department of Transportation. RTV officially aired for the first time on 1 November 2009, in Jakarta as B-Channel. With its airtime 24 hours, RTV's current programs focus on entertainment, soft news, and a variety of animation programs, ranging from anime, tokusatsu and children's animation. B-Channel changed its name to RTV with the launch of Langit Rajawali on 3 May 2014.

Rajawali Televisi
Rajawali Televisi.svg
TypeTelevision network
HeadquartersAtrium Mulia Building, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. B 10-11 Setiabudi, South Jakarta
Picture format1080i HDTV 16:9
(downscaled to 576i 16:9 for the SDTV feed)
OwnerPT Metropolitan Televisindo
ParentRajawali Corpora
Launched20 October 2008 (2008-10-20) (trial broadcast)
1 November 2009 (2009-11-01) (original; official broadcast)
3 May 2014; 8 years ago (2014-05-03) (relaunched as RTV)
FounderSofia Koswara
Former namesB-Channel (2009-2014)
Streaming media
UseeTVWatch live (IndiHome customers only)
VidioWatch live
MivoWatch live

In 2016, Mayapada acquired 20% stake in RTV ownership from Rajawali Corpora. Mayapada later acquired another television network INTV (formerly Banten TV), which in 2019 relaunched as MYTV.


B-Channel was co-founded by Sofia Koswara and Rajawali Corpora in 2008, at the time was relayed through a local television station in Cikarang, TVN (now part of RTV regional stations); which later launched on 1 November 2009. In 2012, Rajawali Corpora bought Sofia Koswara's stake in B-Channel. On 3 May 2014, B-Channel changed name to RTV during the Langit Rajawali show. In August 2016, Mayapada Group acquired 20% stocks of RTV.

On 30 March 2017 on their press conference, RTV announced they're will more focus on children's programmes,[1] resulted that the majority of RTV programs were drifted towards children-focused. In February 2018, RTV opened its mini studio at KidZania Jakarta.[2]

Broadcast coverageEdit

RTV broadcasts from Greater Jakarta and surrounding areas, reaching over 23 UHF frequencies. Since August 2018, RTV is available throughout Indonesia from satellite Telkom-4 (previously from satellite Apstar 6 and Palapa D). Additionally, RTV broadcasts can be watched from subscription television, including Transvision, IndiHome, First Media, and Skynindo. This is in addition to RTV's transmitter network.

In terms of coverage, RTV is among the top TV networks in Indonesia. It currently has 44 transmission stations in 206 cities in the country. The TV is also available on other platforms, such as pay TV, online streaming and other digital media.

List of RTV transmitters
Location Channel number (UHF)
Analogue Digital
Ambon 44
Balikpapan 34
Bandar Lampung 44 33
Bandung 36
Banjarmasin 48 31
Banyuasin 52
Batam 55 48
Bengkalis 51 (coming soon) 41 (coming soon)
Bengkulu 57
Biak 36 (coming soon)
Bireuën 54 (coming soon)
Bojonegoro 57 (coming soon)
Cikarang 61
Cirebon 40 32
Denpasar 51 36
Dumai 54 (via Dumai TV) (coming soon)
Ende 31 (coming soon)
Garut 36
Gorontalo 48
Gunung Sitoli 45 (coming soon)
Jakarta 23 48
Jambi 54
Karawang 61
Kendari 59
Kupang 44
Lubuklinggau 41 (coming soon)
Makassar 59 34
Malang 24 47
Manado 60
Manokwari 21
Masamba 54 (coming soon)
Mataram 54
Medan 53 28
Nunukan 47 (coming soon) 24 (coming soon)
Pacitan 50 (coming soon)
Padang 61
Palangkaraya 25
Palembang 58 29
Palu 54
Pangkal Pinang 48
Pandeglang 52 (coming soon)
Palopo 21 (coming soon)
Parepare 42 (coming soon)
Pati 57 22
Pekanbaru 48 39
Pontianak 50
Poso 22
Purwakarta 61 31 (coming soon)
Purwokerto 24 30
Rantauprapat 33 (coming soon) 48 (coming soon)
Sabang 49 (coming soon)
Samarinda 23 28
Sampit 25 (coming soon)
Sawahlunto 48 (coming soon)
Semarang 56 36
Sibolga 45 (coming soon)
Sinabang 38 (coming soon)
Singaraja 51 36
Singkil 48 (coming soon)
Sukabumi 22
Sumedang 53
Sungaipenuh 41 (coming soon)
Surabaya 38 29
Surakarta 55 25
Takalar 59 34
Tanjung Selor
Tarakan 59 (coming soon)
Tasikmalaya 24 (coming soon)
Tegal 24 33
Tual 60 (coming soon)
Wamena 44 (coming soon)
Yogyakarta 55 25


Since 2019, RTV programs largely consists of animation. Despite this, RTV is not a part of the children's interest channels.

Animation programmingEdit

The aforementioned animation programming airs from 12 to 16 hours in weekdays, consisting of children's animated series from morning to afternoon, and anime/tokusatsu series in the evening. RTV also has a time slot known as Zona Ceria; now had been split into Sinema Ceria, Sinema Keluarga, Mega Hero, Super Anime and Super Girly (see #Time slots).

News programmingEdit

RTV has a news programming entitled Lensa Indonesia (formerly Lensa Sore); which airs on morning, noon, afternoon, and midnight. RTV airs criminal news entitled CSI: Catatan Seputar Investigasi, Turn Back Crime, and 10-2: Lihat, Lapor, Lacak. During 2014 and 2015 elections, RTV also airs Indonesia Menentukan.

On 27 September 2020, Lensa Indonesia Sore ended due to entry of children's programmes; and replaced by the expanded slot of short news Lensa Indonesia Update.


From 2017 to 2018, anniversary specials aired on Pesta Sahabat, formerly was stand-alone and not-made-for-kids from 2015 to 2016. For celebrates its 5th anniversary, RTV airs Hey Tayo on 3 May 2019; which based on children's animated series Tayo the Little Bus. At this time, RTV old mascot Mr. Ravi, was replaced by Rio, which depicted as purple-colored superhero with eagle head-like helmet; although currently its mascots are usually rarely used. RTV does not airs 6th anniversary specials in 2020.

RTV now rarely airs cigarette advertisements except for some shows sponsored by cigarette brands (e.g. DCODE sponsored by Dunhill).

Time slots (only used on promos and official show names)Edit

  • Drama Korea: Korean dramas slot, now replaced with Mega Korea
  • Female Corner: Shows intended for women audiences
  • Mega Aksi: Chinese and Asian colossal dramas slot
  • Mega Hero: Tokusatsu series in evening, split from Sinema Keluarga
  • Mega Klasik Indonesia: Indonesian colossal dramas slot.
  • Mega Indonesia: Indonesian Classic TV dramas slot
  • Mega Korea: Korean dramas slot which replaces Drama Korea
  • Satwa Mania: Documentaries about animals
  • Sinema Ceria: Animated series slot, which replaced Zona Ceria as time slot; usually airs in morning
  • Sinema Keluarga: Another animated series slot, usually afternoon and evening
  • Super Anime: Anime series slot
  • Super Girly: Animated series which intended for girls, now no longer branded
  • Zona Ceria: Early time slot for children's animated series. Now, this name is used for sponsored school events and Giveaway activity was held by RTV


As B-Channel

  • Inside Big City (20 October 2008 – 31 October 2009, during trial broadcast)
  • B Inspired! (1 November 2009 – 31 December 2010)
  • Inspirasi Keluarga Anda (1 January 2011 – 30 September 2012)
  • Inspirasi Anda (1 October 2012 – 3 May 2014)


  • Untuk Indonesia (3 May 2014 – 1 June 2018)
  • Makin Cakep (1 June 2018 – present)

Anniversary SpecialsEdit

  • Setahun di Langit (2015)
  • Harmoni Cinta (2016)
  • Cak3p (2017)
  • RTV 4 Makin Cakep (2018)
  • Sahabat Tayo (2019)
  • RTV 5 Makin Cakep: Hey Tayo (2019)
  • RTV 6 Cakepan Dirumah (2020)
  • RTV 7Agoan Kemenangan Negeri Rajawali (2021)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "RTV Hadirkan 6 Program Baru untuk Anak". tabloidbintang.com. March 31, 2017. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  2. ^ "RTV - RAJAWALI TELEVISI | RTV.CO.ID". www.rtv.co.id. Retrieved August 27, 2021.

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