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Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV) is an Indonesian free-to-air television network. It was launched on 24 August 1990 in Surabaya, East Java as Surabaya Centra Televisi, broadcasting to the city and its surrounding area. At first, the programming was similar to that of RCTI, using some of their news programs until they could produce their own. On 1 August 1993, SCTV obtained a national license and eventually moved its operations to Jakarta, changing its name to Surya Citra Televisi. Its main offices are located in Central Jakarta, with studios in West Jakarta. It is owned by Surya Citra Media, part of the technology solution company Emtek.

SCTV Logo.svg
Launched24 August 1990 (1990-08-24)
Owned bySurya Citra Media
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
SloganMakin Teristimewa
Broadcast areaIndonesia
HeadquartersJalan Asia Afrika Lot 19, Central Jakarta
Sister channel(s)O Channel
VHF/UHChannel frequencies vary on each city
MNC VisionChannel 89
Aora TVChannel 911
NexMediaChannel 901
First MediaChannel 10

On 18 February 2011, the commissioners of its parent companies Indosiar and SCTV agreed to a merger, although this was subject to government approval due to both companies going public.[1]


Local programmingEdit

In 2001, SCTV's affiliated television station in East Java launched Liputan 6 SCTV, a localised newscast which can only be seen in Surabaya. The North Sumatra version of Liputan 6 SCTV is seen on SCTV Medan at 9:30 am and re-run at 4:00 pm on SCTV; this version debuted in 1997. Depending on the relay station, additional TV local O Channel programs may also be seen.

Soap operasEdit

In order to broadcast soap operas, SCTV has used Screenplay Productions and Amanah Surga Produksi (AS Productions). There are Cowokku Superboy, Bidadari Takut Jatuh Cinta, Putih Abu-Abu (Since 2012), Cintaku Bersemi di Putih Abu-Abu The Series (Since 2012), Diam-Diam Suka, Ganteng-Ganteng Serigala, and Emak Ijah Pengen Ke Mekkah.

Starting on February 20, 2017, SCTV has used SinemArt Pictures. There are Anak Langit, Anak Sekolahan and Berkah Cinta.

Sports programmingEdit

SCTV currently broadcast the Spanish La Liga for Season 2016–17 until 2018–19[2], ONE Championship from 2018 (actually broadcast on younger channel Indosiar since 2013-2014 and then return again in 2018), and Southeast Asian Games for 2013 until 2023 (broadcast together with Indosiar)[3]. Previously, SCTV broadcast the 2018 Asian Games[4] (broadcast together with Indosiar and O Channel); UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup for Season 2012–13 until 2017–18 (except 2015–16 season); 2016 Summer Olympics (broadcast together with Indosiar and O Channel); English Premier League (broadcast together with Indosiar) (last broadcast Season 1998–99 until 1999–2000), the semi finals and final match of Football League Cup, the semi finals and final match of FA Cup, and FA Community Shield for Season 2013–14 until 2015–16; Liga Indonesia for Season 2003 and 2016 (as the Indonesia Soccer Championship) (broadcast together with Indosiar and O Channel).

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ "SCTV Jadi Rumah Sepak Bola di Indonesia". Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  3. ^ "[EMTEK GROUP, TVRI & MNCTV] SEA GAMES 2017 KUALA LUMPUR". Retrieved 2018-10-24.
  4. ^ "Setelah Olimpiade, Emtek Group Garap Asian Games 2018". Retrieved 2018-10-24.

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