TVRI Kanal 3
TVRI Kanal 3 (TVRI Channel 3) is an Indonesian television channel owned by public broadcaster TVRI, specialized in culture as well as documentary programming. The channel is available only in digital terrestrial, satellite, and TVRI Klik streaming service.
|Picture format||16:9 1080i HDTV|
TVRI Sport HD
|Launched||21 December 2010|
|Former names||TVRI 3 (2010-2019)|
|Digital terrestrial television||Various between cities|
Until around 1989 and 1990, the national television channels in Indonesia consists of TVRI main channel (with some local programming provided by TVRI local stations), TVRI Programa 2 (a separate second channel cater to the local Jakarta residents, currently TVRI Jakarta), and private satellite channel RCTI.
A plan for the third channel of TVRI was put forward by TVRI director Ishadi S.K. sometime in the early 1990s. According to a Tempo Publishing book, he envisioned the "Programa 3 TVRI" as an upcoming television channel by TVRI as well as "educational television". However, the channel further description, including its content, was not stated:
- "Imagine if later in Jakarta there were TVRI who operate two programs (channels). Then RCTI, and later there will be TVRI Programa 3. Then an educational television..."
The plan only became a reality in 2010 when TVRI 3, as it was called, was launched as one of two initial digital television channels set up by TVRI following the government plan to introduce digital television in Indonesia, as well as one of the Indonesian first digital terrestrial television channels. The channel was launched on 21 December 2010 as the first Indonesian digital broadcast is launched in Jakarta, Surabaya (East Java) and Batam (Riau Islands). Together with its sister channel TVRI 4 (currently TVRI Sport HD) as well as the digital broadcast of TVRI Nasional and local TVRI stations, the channel was officially launched by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Tifatul Sembiring and Chief Director of TVRI Imas Sunarya.
In 2019, TVRI 3 was appeared to be changing its name to TVRI Kanal 3 as TVRI rebranding efforts happen in late March 2019.
- Sebaran Kerajaan Cendana di Bisnis Pertelevisian (Google Books). Tempo Publishing, p. 37-38. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
- Siaran Pers No. 140/PIH/KOMINFO/12/2010 Peresmian Pemancar Televisi Digital TVRI oleh Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Directorate General of Post and Informatics Resources and Equipment, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
- TVRI Sediakan Empat Kanal Program. Kompas.com (2010). Retrieved 26 May 2020.