TVS (TV channel)

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HeadquartersLG12, Lower Ground Floor, Mall 2, CityOne Megamall, No. 1, Jalan Song, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Language(s) Malay (standard and Sarawakian)
English (standard)
Mandarin (standard)
Picture format 1080i (16:9/HDTV)
Owner• Sarawak Media Group (SMG)
Government of Sarawak
Ministry of Communications and Digital
Key peopleNorhyati Ismail
(President) [1]
Rizal Zulkapli
(Chief Executive Officer) [2]
Sarbini Hamdan
(Executive Director) [3]
Launched10 October 2020;2 years ago (2020-10-10)
Former namesTV Sarawak
Flag of Malaysia.svg myFreeview Channel 122 (HD)

TVS (formerly TV Sarawak) is a linear digital television channel which provides news and programming from the region of Sarawak to the state itself plus other parts of Malaysia. TVS can be watched nationwide via the platform Astro and myFreeview on channel 122.


TV Sarawak
Headquarters Kuching, Sarawak
Launched30 October 2014;8 years ago (2014-10-30)
Closed10 October 2020;2 years ago (2020-10-10)

Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) planned to launch a television station for Sarawak as part of the government digitalization plan of Malaysian television. [4] The plan, however, did not come to fruition as the plan did not come to realization by which it was replaced by OKEY and the state television plan was later undertaken by a private company only to be launched as a streaming channel. [5] [6]

The free-to-air license was eventually given the green-light in an announcement by Sim Kui Hian, Sarawak's Minister for Local Government and Housing. [7] The station would be given an early broadcast on 10 October 2020 in conjunction with the Yang di-Pertua Negeri of Sarawak's Birthday before launching officially the next day on 11 October. [7]

On 15 October 2020, TVS becomes main partner of National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) and will finance its publishing work. [8]

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