10 Facts About RCTI


RCTI is an Indonesian free-to-air television network based in West Jakarta.

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RCTI was officially inaugurated on the morning of 24 August 1989 by President Suharto as Indonesia's first privately owned commercial television network.

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RCTI was initially broadcast to Greater Jakarta area as a local pay television channel and gained a nationwide terrestrial license a year later.

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RCTI was initially co-owned by PT Rajawali Wira Bhakti Utama and PT Bimantara Citra, thus its name.

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RCTI now has 47 relay stations around Indonesia and reaches over 180 million viewers.

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RCTI has broadcast various popular soap opera titles from production houses such as Multivision Plus, Starvision Plus, Prima Entertainment, Soraya Intercine Films, Tobali Putra Productions, and currently the production houses owned by MNC Media which focuses on its own production as well as the distributor of soap operas from the production house that has been mentioned previously, namely MNC Pictures.

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RCTI is available as a free-to-air channel in East Timor, but only in Dili and other cities such as Ermera and Baucau.

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RCTI is available in Malaysia as a free-to-air channel in Johor Bahru, and in Singapore as a free-to-air channel by using antenna.

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RCTI is the only Indonesian free-to-air TV channel to be broadcast free-to-air outside Indonesia.

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Obama Eksklusif RCTI Bersama Putra Nababan is a television program that aired in March 2010, showing an interview between Indonesian journalist Putra Nababan and President Barack Obama.

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