RTV (Indonesian TV network)

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  • Rajawali Televisi
  • PT Metropolitan Televisindo
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Type Television network
Broadcast areaNationwide
Headquarters Thamrin City, Jl. Thamrin Boulevard, Kebon Melati, Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta 10230
Language(s) Indonesian
Picture format
Owner Rajawali 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)
Founder Sofia Koswara
Former namesB-Channel (2009-2014)
Website www.rtv.co.id
Analog television and Digital terrestrial television Check local frequencies (in Indonesian language)
Streaming media
IndiHome TV Watch live (IndiHome customers only)
Vidio Watch live
MIVO Watch live

PT Metropolitan Televisindo, operating as 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 the B-Channel. With 24 hours of airtime, RTV's current programs focus on entertainment, soft news, and a variety of animation programs, ranging from anime, tokusatsu and children's animation. The B-Channel changed its name to RTV with the launch of Langit Rajawali on 3 May 2014.


In 2016, Mayapada acquired a 20% stake in RTV ownership from Rajawali Corpora. Mayapada later acquired another television network INTV (formerly Banten TV), which in 2019 was 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 its 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 that they will focus more on children's programmes, [1] . In February 2018, RTV opened its mini studio at KidZania Jakarta. [2]

Broadcast coverage

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, 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.


Since 2019, RTV programs largely consist of animation. Despite this, RTV is not a children's interest channel.

Animation programming

The aforementioned animation programming airs from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on 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 programming

RTV has a news programming entitled Lensa Indonesia (formerly Lensa Sore); which airs in the 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 the entry of children's programmes; and was replaced by the expanded slot of short news Lensa Indonesia Update.


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





As the B-Channel


Anniversary specials

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  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.