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ANTV (stylized in all lowercase) is an
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based in
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History

''ANTV'' was launched on January 1, 1993 as a local television station in
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province. In the same month it was awarded a government license for nationwide broadcasting, and moved its studio to
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. The first programming it produced itself was live coverage of the general session of the
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on March 1, 1993. On September 29, 2005,
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through STAR TV and
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bought a 20% stake in ANTV. By the Indonesian government law, foreign companies can only have a 20% stake in local media companies. ANTV has 24 relay stations covering 155 cities across Indonesia and reaches 130 million people.


Sports programming

ANTV does not broadcast any foreign sport programming. Instead, it shows
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, along with its sister channel tvOne (now broadcast on
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, and GTV). As of 2015, ANTV no longer broadcast sporting events. These were replaced with Indian shows, reality shows, and ''soap operas''.


Slogans

*''Saat Paling Mengasyikkan'' (The Most Exciting Moment) (1993-1995) * ''Wow, Makin Asyik Acaranya'' (Wow, the more fun it is) (1995-1998) * ''Wow Keren'' (Wow, It's Cool) (1998–2003, 2011–2015) * ''Makin Keren'' (Cooler) (2003–2006) * ''Makin Dekat Makin Memikat'' (Closer, More Attractive) (2006–2009) * ''TV Ramah Buat Keluarga'' (Friendly TV for Family) (2009–2010) * ''Berkilau Bersama ANTV'' (Shining With ANTV) (2010–2011) * ''Keren'' (It's Cool) (2015–present)


Notable Main Directors

* Agung Laksono (1993-1998) * Nenny Soemawinata (1998-1999) * Azkarmin Zaini (1999-2000) * Anton Nangoy (2000-2002) * Anindya Bakrie (2002-2009) * Dudi Hendrakusuma (2009-2013) *
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(2013–2019) * Ahmad Zulfikar Said (2019–present)


See also

*
List of television stations in Indonesia This is a list of television networks and stations in Indonesia. For 27 years, Indonesians could only watch one television channel TVRI. In 1989 the government finally allowed RCTI to broadcast as the first private television station in Indonesia, ...


References


External links


Official website
{{STAR Television stations in Indonesia Television channels and stations established in 1993 Mass media in Jakarta Bakrie Group