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TV3 is a Malaysian private, free-to-air television channel owned and operated by the Media Prima Berhad, a Malaysian conglomerate. It began broadcasting on 1 June 1984. Now it broadcasts 24 hours a day. In 2013, TV3 remained the most watched television station in Malaysia, despite the declining viewership of free-to-air television, due to the high penetration of its sister channels, RTM Free TV, Pay TV and the further roll-out of free-to-air digital television.[8] Similar to most television stations in Southeast Asia, TV3 is known for its Soap operas.


1 History

1.1 Programming

2 Programmes broadcast by TV3

2.1 Drama series 2.2 Movies 2.3 News 2.4 Documentaries 2.5 Talkshows 2.6 Animation series 2.7 Sports

3 Features 4 Trivia 5 Slogans 6 Criticism and controversy 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History TV3 began broadcasting on 1 June 1984 at 18:00 local time, launched by the then Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad. On 28 July 1984, TV3 became the first commercial channel in collaboration with RTM bringing Malaysians the live coverage of the Los Angeles Olympics. The same was also done in 1988 and 1992.[citation needed] Programming Prior to the introduction of daytime broadcast that includes Early Morning Show: Malaysia
Pagi Ini 1985-1994 7:30am-9:30am and Late Morning Show: Malaysia
Hari Ini in 1994, TV3 broadcast on Mondays to Wednesdays starting at 4:30 p.m., Thursdays at 1:10 p.m., Fridays at 12:00 p.m. (later 9:00 a.m.) and Saturdays and Sundays at 9:00 a.m.. Transmissions ended at around 12:30 a.m. after the news, except for Saturdays. The first 24-hour broadcast of TV3 was on 31 August 1997 as the first 24-hour television station in Malaysia, but was discontinued after almost a year due to unpopularity and the Asian financial crisis. 24-hour broadcasting on TV3 returned in 2003 in the Ramadhan month. The current 24-hour broadcasting on TV3 began in January 2010, although TV3 may remain sign-off for the analogue versions of the channel/due to maintenance. Between November 2010 and January 2011, TV3 broadcasts from 6:30am to 12:30am. It also broadcasts between 6.30am to 2.30am between early 2015 until early 2016. The prime-time soap operas were initially broadcast for 30 minutes a day (21:15-21:45) in 2010, then expanded to 90 minutes (21:15-22:45) in 2011, then 120 minutes (21:00-23:00) in 2012, and now 150 minutes (21:00-23:30). Generally, Nightline
follows the soap opera.[citation needed] The main news program is Buletin Utama, broadcast at 20:00-21:00, and the morning news program is Buletin Pagi, broadcast at 09:00-09:30. During floods and certain major events, news programs are expanded, and added midday news. Programmes broadcast by TV3 Main article: List of programs broadcast by TV3 Drama series

Slot Akasia Slot Aksi Slot Azalea Slot Lestary Slot Samarinda Slot Zehra Sinetron Telenovela


Citraneka Indonesia Citraneka Malaysia Mega Movie Hollywood movies Panggung Wayang Indonesia Panggung Wayang Malaysia Pearl Screen Chinese movies


Buletin 1:30 Buletin Pagi Berita Terkini Buletin Utama Nightline


Al-Hidayah Al-Kuliyyah Jejak Rasul Majalah 3 Motivasi Pagi Sindbad Spice Routes


Hari Ini Wanita Hari Ini

Animation series

Aikatsu! Astro Boy Atashinchi Beyblade Bleach Boboiboy Card Captor Sakura Crush Gear Turbo Detective Conan Fullmetal Alchemist Initial D Mirmo Zibang Mon Colle Knights Naruto Rurouni Kenshin Samurai 7 Super Doll Licca


Female Malaysia
Basketball 2016-2017 (Starting : 29 August 2016 – 29 January 2017)

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Soccer News

Features Since its launch, TV3 has been the leading television station in Malaysia
and has twice reached 51% of audience share, the highest share ever achieved by a Malaysian television station.[citation needed] In terms of advertising revenue, the company retains its leadership position and continues to produce strong revenue growth from advertisements. TV3 continues to upgrade its equipment for production and transmission, and its employees receive continuous exposure and training in television production. This has enabled TV3 to remain as the premier private commercial broadcaster. TV3 together with TV9 and local English language
English language
daily the New Straits Times and Malay language
Malay language
daily Berita Harian
Berita Harian
form the largest media group in Malaysia, collectively known as Media Prima Berhad. It is currently headed by Ahmad Izham Omar. With Malaysia
on the track to economic recovery, there has been a correspondingly steady demand for local programmes, whether it be news, current affairs, magazines, talk shows, sports, documentaries, dramas or films. With a strong base of television producers have revolutionised local content production to admiral levels in the broadcast industry. The station has been a trendsetter by producing quality local production and has caught the attention and loyalty of Malaysians. Believing in the precept that local content is the way to go, TV3 continues to invest in people and equipment to produce quality local content. However, the station also broadcasts a balance of quality foreign content movies, dramas, situation comedy, documentaries and sports. TV3 currently broadcasts on VHF
Channel 12 and UHF
Channel 29.[2] It is widely seen as favouring the government and not giving enough coverage for the opposition. TV3 is testing digital terrestrial television, using the Chinese DMB-T/H system. Its coverage is limited to Kuala Lumpur City area only.[citation needed] Trivia

TV3 was awarded the 2007 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award for Responsible Entrepreneurship organised by Enterprise Asia for its significant contributions towards corporate social responsibility.


TV3! Untuk Anda (TV3! For you) (1984-1989) Rangkaian Sukaramai (Everyone's Favourite Network) (1986-1993) Berita Terkini Hiburan Sensasi (First In News, Best In Entertainment) (1993-1999) Duniamu (Your World) (1999-2006) Pilihan Hatiku (My Heart's Choice) (2006-2007) Di Sisimu (By Your Side) (2007-2009) Inspirasi Hidupku (My Life's Inspiration) (2008–2014) 3 Dekad Bersama TV3 (3 Decades with TV3) (30th anniversary, June 2014) Keriangan sentiasa bersamamu di TV3 (The fun is always with you on TV3) (since its 30th anniversary in June 2014) (used only on station idents)

Criticism and controversy

In Singapore, the channel ran into controversy because it broadcast programmes in Cantonese, which ran contrary to the Singapore government's policy of promoting Mandarin instead of other dialects in broadcast media.[9] Consequently, it prevented people in government-built housing blocks from installing the special antennas required to receive the channel.[10] In addition, it prevented local newspapers and magazines from carrying listings for TV3, even though these were available for the other Malaysian channels.[11] TV3 was available on Singapore
CableVision (now StarHub TV), Singapore's only cable TV operator, until it was removed at 9pm, 22 July 2002 owing to copyright issues.[12] In 2007, a reality television programme broadcast on TV3 called Sensasi was banned amid accusations that host Awal Ashaari "humiliating a person to sensationalise the issue" along with complaints to actress Rosnah Mat Aris that touched on sensitive issues relating to Islam
by linking Siti Khadijah, wife of Prophet Muhammad to the present issue of women courting younger men.[13] Another reality television show, Teleskop, was banned in 1995 after panellist Nasir Jani's swearing on air.[14] In 2010, TV3 broadcast a controversial Hari Raya Aidilfitri advertisement, which incorporated elements of Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism
in the Aidilfitri celebrations. This sparked a huge public outcry especially from Malay Muslims. The advertisement was then withdrawn after just a few days and TV3 was fined MYR50,000 for the broadcast.[15] In 2015, TV3 was accused of plagiarism, after it was revealed that its new news design was copied from the Dutch RTL Nieuws, which had introduced its new news design in May 2014.[16] From 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016, A teleshopping block called CJ WOW Shop has been broadcast across Media Prima channels. Some Media Prima channels (especially NTV7
and TV9) are more affected by the changes. This block has attracted huge criticism on social media as a large part of daytime schedule has been replaced by CJ Wow Shop, which these slots had been previously running mostly reruns, religious programming and kids programming.[17][18][19][20]

See also

List of Malaysian television stations TV9 8TV ntv7 Media Prima Berhad New Straits Times Berita Harian


^ (PDF) http://www.mediaprima.com.my/investorcenter/ibq/2013/IBQ413.pdf. Retrieved 24 February 2014.  Missing or empty title= (help)[dead link] ^ a b c Malaysia
TV: Television Stations and Channels ^ " HyppTV
TV Guide (includes the LCN number of each channel)".  ^ " MYTV Broadcasting
MYTV Broadcasting
Digital TV Trial". 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.  ^ "MYTV statement on Facebook (Malay)". 13 May 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2016.  ^ "Event for 6 June 2017". The EDGE Markets. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.  ^ "Channels - TV, Radio dan Prabayar (official list of all channels available on NJOI)".  ^ "Financial & Business Review For 2013" (PDF). Media Prima Berhad. p. 17. Retrieved 24 February 2013. [dead link] ^ Saw Swee-Hock; K. Kesavapany (January 2006). Singapore-Malaysia Relations Under Abdullah Badawi. Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. pp. 83–. ISBN 978-981-230-378-3.  ^ Far Eastern Economic Review. January 1989. p. 30.  ^ Kokkeong Wong (1 January 2001). Media and Culture in Singapore: A Theory of Controlled Commodification. Hampton Press. ISBN 978-1-57273-311-4.  ^ Priya Suri (11 July 2002). "SCV asked to take off two Malaysian TV channels". Today. National Library Board. Retrieved 15 September 2009.  ^ Mohd Fadzli Fadhilah (8 March 2007). "'Sensasi' ban: Malaysian talk shows prove unprofessional, disrespectful". Bernama. The Brunei Times. Retrieved 9 March 2007.  ^ "TV3 show BANNED". The New Paper. National Library Board. 1 February 1995. Retrieved 9 March 2007.  ^ "TV3 fined RM50,000 for humiliating and insulting Islam". The Malaysian Insider. 21 October 2010. Archived from the original on 22 October 2010. Retrieved 22 October 2010.  ^ "Nieuwe vormgeving TV3 Maleisië: zoek de tien verschillen" (in Dutch). RTL Nieuws. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.  ^ "CJ WOW SHOP mula 1 April". Harian Metro. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 6 April 2016.  ^ . 1 April 2016 https://www.facebook.com/TV3MALAYSIA/photos/a.392087241166.178751.262044791166/10153548509336167/?type=3&theater. Retrieved 6 April 2016.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ . 1 April 2016 https://www.facebook.com/TV9Malaysia/photos/a.132100906817085.22337.124467560913753/1302978949729269/?type=3&theater. Retrieved 6 April 2016.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ . 1 April 2016 https://www.facebook.com/ntv7localdrama/photos/a.299680246757151.72583.293290990729410/1085761854815649/?type=3&theater. Retrieved 6 April 2016.  Missing or empty title= (help)

External links

Official website

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Media Prima Berhad

Board of directors

FD Iskandar
FD Iskandar
(Chairman) Amrin Awaluddin (GMD) Shahril Ridza Ridzuan Lydia Anne Abraham Raja Zaharaton Raja Zainal Abidin Mohd Nasir Ahmad Ismail Omar Loo Took Gee

Media Prima Radio Networks

Hot FM (Malay) Kool FM (Malay) Fly FM
Fly FM
(English) one FM (Chinese)

Media Prima Television Networks

TV3 ntv7 8TV TV9

New Straits Times
New Straits Times

New Straits Times Berita Harian Harian Metro Malaysian Newsprint Industries

Content creation (production and distribution)

Primeworks Studios Primeworks Distribution


Big Tree Kurnia Gotcha UPD TRC

New media

Media Prima Digital Media Prima Labs

Annual revenue: RM Stock symbol: MYX: 4502 Website: www.mediaprima.com.my

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Television providers and channels in Malaysia


General channels (Available in all Malaysian TV providers)

TV1 TV2 TV3 TV Okey NTV7 8TV TV9 TV Alhijrah Bernama News Channel

Additional channels (Based on various digital provider)

Astro NJOI (Satellite)

Astro Prima Astro Oasis Astro Vaanavil Makkal TV Astro AEC Astro Xiao Tai Yang CCM CCTV-4 Astro Awani Astro Arena eGG HD Astro Tutor TV

Astro Tutor TV UPSR Astro Tutor TV PT3 Astro Tutor TV SPM

Astro Go Shop

Astro Go Shop Malay HD Astro Go Shop Malay SD Astro Go Shop Mandarin HD

Astro Xi Yue HD Astro Maya HD iNJOI iView

myFreeview (Terrestrial)

Drama Sangat TV3 HD CJ Wow Shop

Pay television



Adithya TV A-List Al-Jazeera English Animal Planet ART Variety Animax Asia Asian Food Channel Astro AEC Astro Arena Astro Awani Astro Bella Astro Best Astro Box Office

Astro Box Office Tayangan Hebat Astro Box Office Thangathirai Astro Box Office BollyOne HD

Astro Ceria Astro Citra Astro Cricket HD Astro First Astro Go Shop

Astro Go Shop Malay HD Astro Go Shop Malay SD Astro Go Shop Mandarin HD

Astro Hua Hee Dai Astro Mustika HD Astro Maya HD Astro On Demand Astro Oasis Astro Prima Astro Quan Jia HD Astro Ria Astro SuperSport

Astro SuperSport 2 Astro SuperSport 3 Astro SuperSport 4

Astro Shuang Xing Astro Tutor TV UPSR Astro Tutor TV PT3 Astro Tutor TV SPM Astro TVIQ Astro Vaanavil Astro Vellithirai Astro Vinmeen HD Astro Wah Lai Toi Astro Warna Astro Xi Yue HD Astro Xiao Tai Yang Australia Plus AXN Asia BabyTV BBC World News beIN Sports Bintang Bloomberg TV Malaysia Cartoon Network Asia CCTV-4 CGTN Celestial Movies CCM Chutti TV Cinemax Asia CNBC Asia CNN International Crime & Investigation Network CTI Asia Discovery Channel

Discovery Asia Discovery Science

Disney Channel Malaysia

Disney Junior Asia Disney XD

Diva Universal DMAX eGG HD E! Eurosport Eve Food Network Asia Fox HD Fox Life Fox Movies

Fox Action Movies
Fox Action Movies
HD Fox Family Movies
Fox Family Movies

Fox Sports Asia

FOX Sports 2 FOX Sports 3

FX Asia fyi Golf Channel
Golf Channel
HD History Channel Asia Hits HD Jaya TV Kalaignar TV KBS World KIX HD Lifetime HD Makkal TV MTV Asia National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel

Nat Geo Wild Nat Geo People
Nat Geo People

Nickelodeon Asia NHK World
NHK World
Premium Oh!K
HD ONE HD Pelangi Phoenix Chinese Channel Phoenix InfoNews Channel PPV Movies HD Raj TV Setanta Sport Sky News International STAR Chinese Channel STAR Vijay SUN Music SUN TV Tara HD TLC TVB Jade HD TVB Classic TVB Xing He TVB Entertainment News TVB Classic Movies TVBS-Asia TVN HD TVN Movies HD WWE Network Zoo Moo


Unifi TV

1 News Channel Al Jazeera Australia Plus BabyFirst BabyTV BBC Earth BBC Lifestyle BBC World News Bindass Play Bloomberg TV Malaysia Boomerang Blue Ant Entertainment

Blue Ant Extreme

Capital TV CBeebies Channel NewsAsia Channel [V] International Channel [V] Taiwan CinemaWorld Comedy Central DW DreamWorks HD Euronews Fox HD Fox Life
Fox Life
HD Fox Movies

Fox Action Movies
Fox Action Movies
HD Fox Family Movies
Fox Family Movies

Fox Crime Fox Sports HD

FOX Sports 2 HD FOX Sports 3 HD

FX Asia France 24 Highlights Hypp Inspirasi HD Hypp Persona HD Hypp Sensasi HD Hypp Salam HD Hypp Sports HD

HyppSports 2 HD HyppSports 3 HD

iConcerts Jaya Max Luxe.TV MTV HD MUTV National Geographic HD

Nat Geo Wild
Nat Geo Wild
HD Nat Geo People
Nat Geo People

Nickelodeon Asia Nick Jr. NHK World Now TV

now Baogu now Jelli now Chinese Drama

Outdoor Channel Paramount Channel
Paramount Channel
HD Polimer TV Parlimen Malaysia SETI Screen RED Sony Channel HD Sony Entertainment Television Sony SAB Sony Max STAR Chinese Channel

SCM SCM Legend

Travel Channel TVB8 TVN HD TVN Movies HD UTV Movies WarnerTV Zee TV Zee Tamil Zee Cinema



ABNXcess eTV Mega TV U Television


Channel 9 Muzik Aktif TVi TV5 TV Pendidikan Worldview Broadcasting Channel

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Lists of TV programs broadcast by country


Animal Planet Animax Armenia TV AXN BBC Discovery Discovery HD
Discovery HD
World Discovery Science Fox HBO MTV Southeast Asia Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Nat Geo People Nickelodeon Syfy Asia STAR World Star Vijay STAR Movies/Fox Movies Premium Channel V

East Asia

Hong Kong

ATV TVB ViuTVsix Star Vijay


Animax TBS

Korea, South

Arirang TV KBS EBS MBC SBS JTBC MBN TV Chosun Channel A tvN

South Asia


&TV 9X Animal Planet Zee Magic Cartoon Network Colors Colors Tamil DD National Discovery Discovery HD
Discovery HD
World Discovery Kids Disney Channel Hungama TV Imagine TV Jaya TV Kalaignar TV Life OK Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Nickelodeon Pogo Puthuyugam TV Raj TV SAB TV Sahara One Sony TV Star Jalsha STAR One STAR Plus Star Vijay Sun TV TV Asia Zee TV Zee Tamizh Zindagi




AAG TV ARY Digital Geo TV Hum TV Nickelodeon Spacetoon PTV

Sri Lanka

Shakthi TV

Southeast Asia


TV3 ntv7 8TV TV9 Astro Ceria Star Vijay


2nd Avenue ABS-CBN ABS-CBN Sports+Action AksyonTV ANC Animal Planet Animax BEAM TV Boomerang CNN Philippines Discovery ETC Fox Movies Fox Life GMA Network GMA News TV Hero IBC INC TV Jack TV Jeepney TV Light Network Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Net 25 PTV SMNI TV5 Yey! UNTV


Asian Food Channel BBC Channel News Asia E City Channel 5 HD5 Channel 8

Drama before 1982 2000–2009 since 2010 Variety

Channel U Vasantham VV Drama Star Vijay


Animal Planet AXN Discovery HTV1 HTV2 HTV3 HTV4 HTV7 HTV9 MTV Vietnam Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild RED by HBO Fox Movies Fox Life VTV1 VTV2 VTV3 VTV4 VTV5 VTV6 VTV7 VTV8 VTV9



ABC Animal Planet Cartoon Network Channel 31 Discovery Discovery HD
Discovery HD
World Disney Channel MTV Australia Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Network Ten Nickelodeon Nine Network Sky News Live SBS SF Channel Seven Network

New Zealand

Mediaworks Prime TVNZ



Top Channel


Armenia TV Armenia 1




France 2 Discovery HD Disney Channel


Alpha TV Alter Channel ANT1 ERT Mega Channel Star Channel




Boing Boomerang Fox FX Joi Mya Steel


Canal+ Scandinavia Canal 9 FEM Max NRK TV 2 TV 2 Bliss TV 2 Zebra TV3 Norway TVNorge Viasat 4 Vox


TVN TVN Siedem


Disney Channel SIC TVI


TVE Antena 3 (Spain) Telecinco La Sexta


Animal Planet BBC CBBC CBeebies Boomerang Bravo Cartoon Network Challenge Channel 4 Channel One CITV Comedy Central Discovery Discovery Home & Health Disney Channel Disney XD ITV ITV2 Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Nickelodeon Nicktoons Sky One Sky Living Syfy

Middle East

Arab world



Channel 2 Channel 1 Israeli Educational Television Arutz HaYeladim

North America


ABC Spark Animal Planet BBC Canada BiteTV bpm:tv CBC City CMT Comedy Gold The Comedy Network Cooking Channel Cosmopolitan TV CTS CTV/CTV Two Discovery Discovery Science Disney Channel DejaView DTour E! (TV system) E! (specialty channel) Family Food Network FX G4 Global Global Reality HGTV History Television Joytv Knowledge Network MTV MTV2 MuchMore MuchMusic Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Nickelodeon OLN OUTtv The Pet Network Prise 2 Radio-Canada Showcase Teletoon theScore TSN TVA TVOntario V YTV


Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation CaribVision Cubavision International Tempo TV


Televisa TV Azteca

United States

ABC Adult Swim A&E Amazon AMC Animal Planet Anime Network Antenna TV Azteca BBC America BET BET Her Boomerang Bravo Cartoon Network CBS Chiller Cinemax CMT CNBC CNN Comedy Central Cooking Channel Crackle Create The CW The CW Plus Discovery Discovery Family Disney Disney Junior Disney XD DuMont E! Esquire Network ESPN Food Network Fox Fox Business Fox News Fox Sports 1 Freeform Fuse FX FXX G4 GAC GetTV GSN HBO Hallmark H&I History Hulu ID ION Justice Network Kids' WB Lifetime Logo MeTV MSNBC MTV MTV2 MTV Classic MundoMax MyNetworkTV Netflix NBC NBCSN Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild NFL Network Nickelodeon Nick at Nite Nick GaS Nick Jr. Nicktoons NTA Film Net OWN Oxygen Paramount Network PBS Pop Qubo Retro TV Science Showtime Smile of a Child Starz SundanceTV Syfy Syndication TBD TBS TechTV TeenNick Telemundo TheCoolTV The WB The WB 100+ This TV TLC TNT Toon Disney Toonami Tr3s Travel Channel truTV TV Land TV One UniMás Universal Kids Univisión Up UPN USA Network VH1 WE tv WGN America

Latin America

Animal Planet BBC Boomerang Canal Sony Cartoon Network Discovery Kids Discovery Discovery Science Disney Channel Fox Nat Geo Nat Geo Wild Nickelodeon Warner Channel

South America


América TV Canal 7 Argentina Channel 9 Telefe Canal 13


Band CNT Disney Channel Globo GloboNews Mix TV MTV Nickelodeon Multishow Record News RecordTV RedeTV! SBT


Canal 13 CHV La Red Mega Telecanal TVN UCV


RCTV Televen Venevisión

Multiple regions

Jetix The Filipino Channel GMA Pinoy TV GMA Life TV GMA News TV
International Kapatid TV5 Xbox L