TV Okey

Last updated
Okey RTM.png
Country Malaysia
Broadcast area
Headquarters Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (headquarters)
Bangunan Kompleks KKMM Sabah, Jalan Lintas, Kepayan, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Bangunan RTM Sarawak, Jalan P. Ramlee, Taman Budaya, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
(secondary cum regional productions)
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Owner Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Sister channels
Launched21 March 2018;5 years ago (2018-03-21)
Former namesRTMi
Muzik Aktif
Website Okey
Flag of Malaysia.svg myFreeview Channel 110 (HD)
Streaming media
Flag of Malaysia.svg RTMKlik Watch live

RTM TV Okey (stylised as Okey) is a Malaysian free-to-air television channel operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia dedicated to East Malaysians and urban youths. [1] [2] It was launched on 21 March 2018 and airs programmes in English, Malay, and East Malaysian languages such as Bajau, Dusun, Kadazan (Sabah) and Iban (Sarawak). [3]


Old logo of OKEY (2018-19) TV Okey RTM.png
Old logo of OKEY (2018-19)

The channel's name is an acronym for “opportunity”, “knowledge”, “experience” and “yours”.


Country Malaysia
Headquarters Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Owner Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Launched1 February 2000;23 years ago (2000-02-01) (trial broadcast)
11 April 2006;17 years ago (2006-04-11) (official broadcast)
Closed16 March 2009;14 years ago (2009-03-16)
Muzik Aktif
Country Malaysia
Headquarters Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Owner Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Launched16 March 2009;14 years ago (2009-03-16)
Closed11 April 2011;12 years ago (2011-04-11)
RTM TVi.jpg
Country Malaysia
Broadcast area Malaysia
Headquarters Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Owner Radio Televisyen Malaysia
Launched11 April 2011;12 years ago (2011-04-11)
Closed21 March 2018;5 years ago (2018-03-21)

Before TV Okey existed, three test channels were launched by RTM as part of its Digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasting trial on selected households and pay television network Astro channel 180 from 2006 to 2018: [4] [5] RTMi, RTM Muzik Aktif (Active Music) and TVi (TV Interaktif/TV Interactive). [6] RTMi was a channel that broadcast RTM1 and RTM2 programme previews for 5 hours daily from 7:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m., RTM Muzik Aktif was a music channel while TVi was a channel that promoted East Malaysian culture. [7] [8] There were plans in the early 2010s to launch state television channels for Sabah and Sarawak by RTM, but eventually they were not realised. In Sarawak, however, the state television plan was later undertaken by Sarawak Media Group, which launched TVS on 11 October 2020.

TV Okey was launched on 21 March 2018 in the evening at Hilton Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. [9] On 1 April 2019, TV Okey has started its HDTV broadcasting in conjunction with RTM's 73rd anniversary, and available exclusively through myFreeview DTT service on Channel 110. Beginning 6 April 2020, TV Pendidikan air on the channel daily under the Kelas@Rumah (Class@Home) programming, marking its return to RTM after 20 years. [10]

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