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iNews (short for Indonesia News) is an Indonesian free-to-air television network founded by Media Nusantara Citra.

Owned byMedia Nusantara Citra (2007-present)
Sindo Media (2011-2015)
SloganInspiring and informative
AffiliatesRCTI, MNCTV, GTV, MNC News
HeadquartersMNC Tower 2nd Floor
Jalan Kebon Sirih Raya No. 17-19, Kebon Sirih, Menteng, Jakarta
iNews TV logo from 5 April 2015 to 31 October 2017



iNews (Indonesia News) was launched in 2007 as SUN TV as a pay television channel. It later 2009, obtained a television license from the government to start broadcasting as a free-to-air channel on terrestrial television in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi. The channel was launched as TV3 in those cities and aired commercials.

In 2011, TV3 stopped carrying Sun TV and was acquired by CTV Banten.

On September 26, 2011, SUN TV changed its name to SINDO TV which was part of the synergy of Sindo Media with Sindo Trijaya FM and

3 years later, precisely on September 23, 2014, the Minister of Communication and Information Republic of Indonesia officially granted a network station permit for SINDO TV and broadcasting once again in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi with the different transmission. Then on December 15, 2014, SINDO TV was officially launched as national television in the "Luar Biasa! (Extraordinary!)" Soft Launching event.[1][2]

SINDO TV officially changed the name to iNews TV after the iNewsmaker Awards which was held on April 6, 2015.[3] In addition, the local televisions under this television network also changed its name to iNews TV (except Kaltim TV in East Kalimantan).

On October 31, 2017, the "TV" word was removed, so it changed the name to iNews, coinciding with the launching of the new name for news programs that aired on RCTI, MNCTV, and GTV at the Indonesia Awards.[4]

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  1. ^ "SindoTV, Televisi Nasional Berjaringan Terbesar". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  2. ^ Okezone. "HT: Sindo TV Telah Bertransformasi Menjadi Saluran Nasional : Okezone Economy". Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  3. ^ "iNews TV Resmi Berkibar Gantikan Sindo TV". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  4. ^ Okezone. "Metamorfosa iNews, Tayang di 4 TV Nasional Menjadi TV Berita Terbesar di Indonesia : Okezone News". Okezone (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2018-11-13.

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