8TV (Malaysia)

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8TV
8TV my.svg
Launched (1 July 1995) 8 January 2004
Owned by Media Prima Berhad
Picture format 576i
Audience share 6% (Sept 20131, )
Slogan We're different
Chinese: 我们是不同的
Country Malaysia
Availability
Terrestrial
Analogue Channel 27 (UHF)
Satellite
Astro Channel 708
Cable
ABNXcess (Malaysia) Channel 108
IPTV
UniFi Channel 108
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 154/21 (Coming soon)
Streaming media
Live Streaming (Malaysia only) tonton.com.my

8TV (Chinese: 八度空间; pinyin: Bādù Kōngjiān; literal: 8th dimension) is a free-to-air private television station in Malaysia. The television channel targets urban youth and Chinese audiences with high quality foreign programmes and unique local content in mainly English and Chinese language. 8TV's line up consists of dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows, most of which are produced in Malaysia or imported from other countries.

8TV is a sister channel of TV3, ntv7 and TV9. It currently shares facilities with TV3 at its headquarters at Sri Pentas, Bandar Utama.

8TV are also available on Astro channel 708, but through channel 108 on ABNXcess and Unifi.

History

8TV was launched on 1 July 1995 as MetroVision Channel 8. It was managed by City Television Sdn Bhd and broadcasts from Shah Alam. It was first available only in Klang Valley, Seremban and parts of Malacca only, but later expanded to Kedah and Johor, thus allowing Singaporean viewers to access it. Viewers were required to install fish-bone antennas in order to receive this channel.2

Channel 8 was firstly broadcast in Malay language. The original transmission hours were from 9am to midnight.

MetroVision closed on 1 November 1999 and re-launched on 8 January 2004 by Media Prima Berhad in Chinese language.

Programmes broadcast

Foreign programmes

Local programmes

Asian programmes

See also

References

Metrovision first day schedule, 1 July 1995 New Straits Times

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "MetroVision Tune in guide". Archived from the original on December 6, 1998. 

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