TV Alhijrah

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TV Alhijrah
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TV Alhijrah headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, near the Masjid Negara
Country Malaysia
Broadcast area
HeadquartersPusat Penyiaran Digital TV Alhijrah, Kompleks Pusat Islam, Jalan Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Picture format 16:9 HDTV (1080i)
OwnerAlhijrah Media Corporation
Launched7 December 2010;13 years ago (2010-12-07)
Flag of Malaysia.svg myFreeview Channel 114 (HD)
Streaming media
Flag of Malaysia.svg myFreeview MYTV Mana Mana / Video On Demand

TV Alhijrah (stylized in capital letters; also abbreviated as TVAH) is a state-owned Malaysian free-to-air Islamic television channel, owned and operated by Al-Hijrah Media Corporation, a company under the purview of the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia of the Prime Minister's Department. [1] [2] [3] It is the Malaysia's first full-fledged and sharia-compliance free-to-air Islamic television network and broadcasts from its headquarters in the Islamic Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur. [4]



Plans to launch TV Alhijrah were revealed in June 2009, when the channel was still on the technical stage, [5] [6] and expected to went on air by mid-2010. [7] [8]

Few days before its official launch, TV Alhijrah came up with a new rebranding image, in which is "more creative and fresh" and a new corporate slogan, "Segalanya Bermula di Sini" (Everything Begins Here). [9]

TV AlHijrah began its operations on 1 November 2010 on a trial basis. [10] It was a government initiative to establish a channel based on Islam and to provide an Islamic perspective through its programs. [11] [12]

The station was officially launched on the 1st Muharram 1432H (7 December 2010) in a ceremony by the sixth Prime Minister, Najib Tun Razak. [13] [14] The event took place at the TV AlHijrah Digital Broadcasting Centre, Islamic Centre Complex, Kuala Lumpur. [15] [16]

In May 2011, TV Alhijrah entered partnership with Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) to help reimagining the Islamic propagation. [17]

TV AlHijrah broadcasts 24 hours every day, and is watched globally for Muslim content, the latest news, political commentaries, educational material and Islamic-related entertainment. Starting on 1 June 2011, the channel is available on Astro platform. [18] [19]

On 1 January 2012, TV Alhijrah began daytime transmissions and extend its broadcast time from 12 to 18 hours, starting from 6 am to 12 pm. [20] [21] [22]

TV Alhijrah signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Makkah-based Gulf International Office (GIO) in July. The agreement gave the channel access to news and programming on five channels in Saudi Arabia. [23]

By August, TV Alhijrah began to expand its broadcast area at the Northern territory following the launch of its transmitter. [24]

In October, TV Alhijrah partnered with Peace TV from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to provide Islamic-themed content for mass audiences. [25]

In November 2012, TV Alhijrah planned to began 24 hours of broadcast, pending the Government's approval. [26] At the same time, its viewership average increased to 1.2 million viewers according to a survey by AC Nielsen. [27] [28]

The channel expand its broadcast area to Melaka and Tampin as early as March 2013. [29]

The channel introduces its interactive portal in April 2015. [30]

In July 2016, TV Alhijrah's new studio facility, known as the Alhijrah Big Studio (ABS) was launched and began operated on August 2 in Cyberjaya. [31] [32] [33]

In 2020, TV Alhijrah celebrates 10th anniversary. The station also planned to become the host of the inaugural Islamic Media Awards, which was later cancelled. [34] [35]

In 2021, TV Alhijrah partnered with Palestine TV for news and current affairs partnership. [36]


The station's management team is headed by Namanzee Harris, who become its Chief Executive Officer since 2019 and supervised by the Board of Directors. [37]

Flagship programmes

Some of TV Alhijrah's flagship programmes include:

Awards and accolades

YearAward-giving bodyCategoryRecipientResultRef.
2019The BrandLaureate World Halal BestBrands Awards 2019World Halal Strategic Business Partner Brand AwardsTV AlhijrahWon [41]
2021The BrandLaureate The World's First E-Branding Award 2021Business Strategic Partner AwardWon [42]
2022Indonesia Award Magazine 2022No. 1 Asean Most Promising Islamic TV StationWon [43]
2023Asia Achievement Excellence Award Winner 2023Asia Excellence in Islamic & Multicultural BroadcastingWon [44]
The World Islamic Tourism Awards 2023Best Islamic Tourism TV StationWon [45]

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