Not to be confused with MNC, a television station in Mongolia.

MNCTV is an Indonesian private television station. MNCTV was established by Tutut Soeharto, the first daughter of former president Soeharto. It began broadcasting on 23 January 1991, at first broadcasting only educational programs, but has after become similar to additional Indonesian TV stations, showing programmes such as quizzes, sinetron (soap operas), reality TV shows, sports shows, and recently, dangdut music.


Early days

TPI,Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (Indonesian Educational Television) was created as an educational television station by state broadcaster TVRI on January 2, 1991. It aired a two-hour educational programming block targeted to elementary students, junior high school students, and high school students, from 08:00 to 10:00. To do so, it cooperated with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia.

In April 1991, the block was expanded into 4 hours, from 08:00 to 12:00; later to 6.5 hours, from 06:30 to 12:00; and in 1992 to eight hours, from 06:00 to 14:00. On January 23, 1993, TPI began to air its first soap opera programme as a distraction to 16.5 hours at 05:30 to 21:00.

1993–2003: Splitting service

On January 23, 1993, TPI began to air its first reality TV show. After TPI ended its ties with TVRI in 1997, its educational programmes were displaced by more soap opera and entertainment programming. In 1998, the channel retired the original branding name "Televisi Publiksiaran Indonesia" ("Indonesian Public Broadcasting Television") in favour of the on-air name "Televisi Keluarga Indonesia" ("Indonesian Family Television"). On May 18, 2001, the TPI name was used but only using the simple word "TPI" instead. TPI began to expand more programmes that related to musics, sports, and cartoons.

Since 2004, it has focused on dangdut programs. The most successful dangdut contest, Kontes Dangdut Indonesia, is a version of RCTI's Indonesian Idol.

On February 12, 2002, TPI announced that it would broadcast Formula One racing (known as TPI Sport and Racing World) to replace RCTI as the official F1 station, due to financial problems.

In 2002, TPI broke the record as the richest and largest television station after RCTI.

2003–2009: Awards and acquisition by MNC

At the 1997 Indonesian Soap-Opera Awards, the soap opera Mat Angin by Deddy Mizwar, aired by TPI, won 11 awards. The series won five awards the following year. Indonesia's favourite programme was Santapan Nusantara a culinary programme hosted by Enita Sriyana. Kuis Dangdut (hosted by H. Jaja Miharja), the first and oldest quiz show, additionally won awards.

On March 6, 2006, Media Nusantara Citra, which additionally owns RCTI, Global TV, and SINDOtv acquired 75 percent of the channel. In 2007, new employees were hired, including Mayjen. TNI. (purn.) Sang Nyoman Suwisma, and Dandy Nugroho Rukmana.

2009–2010: Decline

During its 2009-2010 season, due to technical reasons, TPI didn't air its sport shows. On October 20, 2009, a controversial report stated that a communications expert from the University of Indonesia, Ade Armando, had reviewed decisions of the judges who were willing to pull entertainment programmes from TPI, after it should have educational programmes instead. Armando said that it must be the decision of the Commercial Court (PN) to grant the request of the Central Jakarta bankruptcy PT Global Crown Capital Limited on PT TPI reviewed further.

The handling of cases involving the mass media can not be equated with the handling of additional service companies. Because, not all people are able and capable of using it, so that the handling had to be excluded. "It looks quite sloppy, not equal," he said. In this bankruptcy decision, according to Ade, a loss not only experienced by the company but additionally harmed the public.

Anticipating similar things, there must be a joint effort of several parties, such as the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI), the Association of Private Television, and additional stakeholders. Especially against the decision issued unilaterally and awkward legal institutions.

Decisions of bankruptcy has additionally been supported from the Parliament in the legal process underway in the level of the Indonesian Supreme Court. Support was expressed Marzuki Alie when receiving the visit of Directors of TPI in the study of the DPR, Senayan, Jakarta, on November 25, 2009.

2010–present: Re-launch to MNCTV and the upcoming planning

On October 20, 2010, TPI officially changed its name to MNCTV. This was because TPI wasn't in accordance with the written context that TPI is dedicated to education, and therefore changed its name to MNCTV, in order to change the image in the eyes of the public. On August 22, 2011, MD Entertainment, one of the largest and most integrated production house in Indonesia, acquired twenty-five percent of MNCTV stakes.


In 1991, TPI used the logo of a triangle with the national colours and green, red, and blue beams. In 1998, the TPI logo was a gold circle and blue earth ball and the words "Televisi Keluarga Indonesia," the logos has seen from Family Channel Logos, the words "TELEVISI" and "INDONESIA" are used on the gold circle, and the word "Keluarga" is used near the blue earth ball. The logos were used until January 23, 2002. On January 23, 2002, from the eleventh anniversary of TPI, the third logos used three round ellipse line and blue earth ball and the word "TPI." On January 26, 2006, the logos was changed to a circle and five triangle near circle and the word "TPI." This logos was used until 2010. MNCTV logo in 2010 style ident and promo by Lambie-Nairn.




Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (Indonesian Educational Television)1991-1997
Cermin Dinamika Budaya Bangsa (Mirrors the Dynamics Of National Culture)1991-1994
Televisi Keluarga Anda (Your Family Television)1994-1997
Makin Asyik Aja (More Fun)1998-2007
Official F1 Station (additional slogan, as Formula One's official broadcaster)2002-2004
Makin Indonesia Makin Asyik Aja (More Indonesia, More Fun)2007-2010
Selalu di Hati (Always on Heart)2010–present

Notable main director

  • Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana (1991-1998)
  • Tito Sulistio (1998-2001)
  • Dandy Nugroho Rukmana (2001-2003)
  • Hidajat Tjandradjaja (2003-2005)
  • Sang Nyoman Suwisma (2005-present)

List of programmes broadcast by MNCTV


  • Lintas Pagi
  • Lintas Siang
  • Lintas Petang
  • Lintas Malam
  • Lintas Peristiwa

Reality Show

  • I Can See Your Voice Indonesia
  • Rumah Mama Amy


  • Jejak Rimba
  • Pelesir
  • Mata Pancing
  • Jendela
  • Di Antara Kita
  • Kritis & Heboh
  • Kribo


  • Rasa Sayange
  • Santapan Nusantara


  • Siraman Qolbu
  • Gang Senggol


  • Pose
  • Tuntas
  • Seleb on News
  • Hot Spot

TV shows

  • Bersama Meraih Mimpi
  • Disini Ada Tuyul
  • Alfa (TV Series)
  • Manusia Harimau
  • Vampire (TV Series)
  • Pangeran Lutung
  • Cakep Cakep Sakti
  • Rahasia Aura
  • Misteri Toko Antik
  • Teddy Boy
  • Si Dul
  • Entong Santri Cilik
  • Bromo Gatotkaca
  • Om Jin & Jun


Ramadhan-Only Shows

  • Untaian Kisah Ramadhan
  • Omar Bin Khattab
  • Shalahuddin Al-Ayyubi
  • Ayat Kehidupan
  • Dug Dug Nunggu Bedug
  • Ngabuburit Ke Pesantren
  • Ngabuburit Bareng Upin Ipin
  • Ngabuburit Bareng Adit & Sopo Jarwo

Sister channels

Similar name (As TPI, 1991–2010)

  • Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (lit:Indonesian Education Television) (1991-2010)
  • Televisi Keluarga Indonesia (lit:Indonesian Family Television) (1998-2002)
  • Televisi Paling Indonesia (lit:Most Indonesian Television) (2002-2010)