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Radio Television Malaysia

Department of Broadcasting, Malaysia
Type Government-owned, Public Broadcasting
Branding Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) as of 17 November 1969
Country Malaysia
First air date 1 April 1946
Availability Nationwide
Founded April 1, 1946 (1946-04-01)
Slogan Tetap Unggul
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Broadcast area Malaysia
Owner Department of Broadcasting, Malaysia
Parent Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture, Malaysia
Key people Norhyati Ismail (Director-General)
Launch date 1 April 1946
Former names Radio Malaya (1946-1957)
Radio Malaysia (1957-1963)
Digital channel TVi
Analogue channel TV1, TV2
Group Radio
Official website

Radio Televisyen Malaysia is a Malaysian public broadcaster. It has 36 radio and 3 television stations in Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur. RTM is the first broadcaster of Malaysia.


RTM started broadcasting radio on 1 April 1946, and television on 28 December 1963. The first two radio stations are Radio Malaya (in Malay) and The Blue Network (in English). The transmitters were located first in Singapore and later in Kuala Lumpur (opened in 1950).

With the independence of Malaya on 31 August 1957 Radio Malaya was split into two separate stations; the original studios in Singapore was taken over by a new station called Radio Singapura and Radio Malaya moved to Kuala Lumpur going on air from the new location on 1 January 1959. It would be later renamed Radio Malaysia on 16 September 1963 with the transmissions beginning with its trademark words Inilah Radio Malaysia (This is Radio Malaysia) on the day the Malaysia of today was born. Television services under the name Malaysia Televisyen or Malaysia Television (Malaysia TV) started on 28 December 1963 in time for the national New Year celebrations in Kuala Lumpur and regional telecasts in the Klang Valley in Selangor state, with its first studios being located in Jalan Ampang. The then 10-month old Television Singapura (launched on 16 February 1963) became part of Malaysia Televisyen as its state station for Singapore viewers, a role served until 1965, when Singapore became independent.

Radio and TV operations merged in 1968 as the new Angkasapuri headquarters was inaugurated. Thus Radio Malaysia and Televisyen Malaysia's identities merged to become Radio Televisyen Malaysia (Radio Television Malaysia, RTM) in 1969. A second TV station opened also in the same year as its rebranding, and in 1971 Radio Malaysia became the first radio station to broadcast 24 hours a day, nationwide, thus becoming Rangkaian Nasional (National Network) in the process.

RTM began broadcasting in color since 1978 in Peninsular Malaysia and 1980 in Sabah and Sarawak.

Between 1972 and 1999, RTM shared time with TV Pendidikan, the national education channel, in the daytime. TV1 introduced daytime transmissions in 1994 thus resulting to TV Pendidikan t ceasing broadcasting on TV1, while TV2 introduced daytime transmissions in 2000. TV1 broadcast overnight many times since the early 1990s, but daily 24-hour transmissions did not come until 2003, which was later cancelled. Permanent 24-hour broadcasting was introduced in 2006 on TV2, and 2012 on TV1.

RTM TV1 and TV2 will launched in broadcasting Singapore Singtel mio TV on 4 November 2013 at 0000hrs.

Radio Stations




Television Channels

  • TV1
  • TV2
  • TVi (digital only)


RTM has televisions stations prepare to broadcast after digital switchover in Malaysia in 2020.

  • RTM Arena (sports channel)
  • RTM CY (children & youth channel)
  • RTM Harmoni (culture channel)
  • RTM Bestari (lifestyle channel)
  • RTM Bicara (talk show channel)
  • RTM Antarabangsa 1 (Malay language international television via satellite)
  • RTM Antarabangsa 2 (English language international television via satellite)
  • Berita Aktif (Test transmission)
  • Games Active (Test transmission)
  • RTM TV Negeri
    • TV Johor (TVJh)
    • TV Kedah (TVKd)
    • TV Kelantan (TVKt)
    • TV Kuala Lumpur (TVKL)
    • TV Labuan (TVLb)
    • TV Melaka (TVMk)
    • TV Negeri Sembilan (TVNS)
    • TV Pahang (TVPh)
    • TV Perak (TVPk)
    • TV Perlis (TVPs)
    • TV Pulau Pinang (TVPP)
    • TV Putrajaya (TVPj)
    • TV Sabah (TVSb)
    • TV Sarawak (TVSw)
    • TV Selangor (TVSg)
    • TV Terengganu (TVTg)
    • TV Wilayah Persekutuan (TVWP)
  • RTM TV by race
    • RTM Empayar (Malay)
    • RTM Dinasti (Chinese)
    • RTM Monghul (Indian)
    • RTM Kolonial (Western)
    • RTM Al-Quds (Middle East)
    • RTM Global (International Service)
    • RTM Asyik (Indigenous peoples)
    • RTM Borneo (Borneo)
  • RTM TV Community (Available after digital switchover in Malaysia 2020, includes separate TV Pendidikan stations)
    • TV Parlimen (Parliamentary network)
    • TV Kampus 1 (IPTA university exclusive)
    • TV Kampus 2 (IPTS university exclusive)
    • TV Pendidikan 1 (Lower school)
    • TV Pendidikan 2 (Secondary school)
    • TV Pendidikan 3 (Community college)
    • TV Rakyat (Comment and target from residents to government)
    • TV Penerangan (Khas Penerangan Kerajaan untuk Rakyat)
    • TV Di Raja (Royal Television)
    • TV ATM (Armed Forces Channel)
    • TV Negara (Patriotic video clips and music)
    • TV Keselamatan
  • Televisyen Persekutuan Malaysia (Partner with JPM)
    • TVPM 1 (mixture)
    • TVPM 2 (mixture)
    • TVPM 3 (news & information)
    • TVPM 4 (film & dramas)
    • TVPM 5 (education)
    • TVPM 6 (culture, arts, recreation & tourism)
    • TVPM 7 (religious)
    • TVPM 8 (royal television)

See also

Notes and references

External links

  • Official Site

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