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Watch RTM TV1 Live TvRTM TV1 is a state-owned free-to-air television network in Malaysia, Watch RTM TV1 Live Tv. which is owned and operated by Radio Televisyen Malaysia, a government-owned broadcaster. It broadcasts from its headquarters in Angkasapuri, Kuala Lumpur along with its sister channels TV2, and some other radio stations.

First commenced broadcasting on 28 December 1963, TV1 is known as the first and oldest TV station in Malaysia. Currently, TV1 broadcasts 24 hours a day from August 21, 2012 onwards.

An educational programme series known as TV Pendidikan (Educational Television was broadcast on this channel until 1999, where it moved to TV2 later on. TV Pendidikan was later replaced by eduwebtv.com. TV Pendidikan was also available on Astro until October 2007.

TV1 currently broadcasts via VHF (Very High Frequency), which located on VHF channel 5 in the Klang Valley. However, a weak UHF signal is also receivable.

History

TV1 began as TV Malaysia on 28 December 1963, in conjunction with 1 January 1964. Singapore already had its own television station ten months earlier. It was part of TV Malaysia and acts as a sister channel to TV1. The two networks separated after Singapore left the federation two years later.

TV1 originally broadcasted in black and white until 1978, when colour television was introduced. Viewers in the Borneo states only received colour broadcasting on Hari Merdeka 1980.

In 1987, a mass restructuring exercise was done and new logos were introduced for TV1 and TV2. TV1 was by then known as Saluran Perdana (The Prime Channel).

On 1 January 2009, RTM television stations was once again restructured by Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek (former Information Minister). TV1 got a new slogan: ‘Saluran Informasi’ (The Information Channel) which is currently being used. The restructuring was being done to ensure that RTM will be fully prepared for their digitalisation process by 2012.

Opening and Closing times

Startup

TV1 starts up 5 – 10 minutes before the pre-dawn Azan prayers. The national anthem is played, followed by the recitation of the Koran holy words. The first programme of the day follows thereafter.

Closedown

TV1 closes down at 1am (1:30am or 2am during Saturdays). The last programme, usually a news bulletin or a talk show, will be shown. This is followed by the recitation of the Koran holy words and the national anthem. The test card was broadcast at the end. This closedown tradition came to an end as the channel returned to broadcasting 24 hours on August 21, 2012 after 6 years of doing the closedown routine for this channel. When the channel started broadcating 24 hours, they coincide with its sister channel, TV2 by showing old programmes (such as Opah, Hiburan Minggu Ini, Malar Segar, IKS and Agrotek), repeats of football matches and Late Night Telemovies on this channel.

Other times

TV1 would broadcast for 24 hours during Ramadan to give way for live Tarawih prayer from Mecca and religious program before Subuh prayer. For some late-night occasion (such as Merdeka celebration or any international games that held in some countries), it typically ends between 1-3:30 am instead. TV1 had also previously broadcasted 24 hours a day from 31 July 2005 to 31 May 2006 before switching back to normal times. However, the 24 hour transmissions on this channel returned and became permanent on August 21, 2012.

Programmes

News

  • Berita Nasional (National News)
    • Morning Edition
      • 07:00-07:30
    • Lunchtime Edition
      • 13:00-14:05 (Monday-Thursday)
      • 12:30-12:45 (Friday, due to a live Friday Prayer)
      • 13:00-14:00 (Saturday)
    • The Main Edition
      • 20:00-21:00 (Daily)
      • 20:00-20:40 (Due to special events)
    • Late Edition
      • 00:30-01:00
  • Info Sukan @ 1 (Sports News)
    • 13:25-13:40 (Monday-Thursday)
    • 13:30-13:45 (Weekends)
  • DIVA @ 1 (Entertainment News)
    • 13:40-13:55 (Monday-Thursday)
    • 13:45-14:00 (Saturday)
    • 12:05-12:30 (Sunday)
  • Niaga Nasional (Business News)
    • Monday-Thursday
    • 13:55-14:05
  • Berita Semasa (Brief News in every hour of 5-minutes)
    • 08:00-08:05
    • 09:00-09:05
    • 10:00-10:05
    • 11:00-11:05
    • 12:00-12:05
    • 15:00-15:05
    • 16:00-16:05
    • 22:00-22:05
  • Berita Wilayah (Local News)
    • Days except during the month of Ramadan
      • 17:00-18:00
    • Days during the month of Ramadan
      • 17:00-17:30
  • BIZ Malaysia (Main Business Summary)
    • Days except the month of Ramadan and National holidays
      • 18:00-18:30
    • Days during the month of Ramadan
      • 17:30-18:00
  • Berita Dunia (world news)
    • 23:00-23:30 (Monday-Saturday)

Talkshows and Live Coverage

  • Selamat Pagi 1Malaysia
  • Khutbah Jumaat (Friday religious sermon)
  • Dialog
  • Wisel Penamat (Malaysia Premier League and Malaysia Super League summary, football tips and comments)
  • Generasi Y
  • Bicara Rakyat
  • Forum Perdana Ehwal Islam
  • Fitrah
  • Bicara Kampus
  • Global @ 1

Special Programs (Live Television Broadcasting)

  • Ambang Merdeka (Independence Day from 31 August every year festivals)
  • Ambang Malaysia (Malaysia Day from 16 September every year festivals)
  • Ambang Natal (Christmas Eve celebrations to Christmas Day festivals)
  • Ambang Tahun Baru (New Year’s Eve celebrations to New Year’s Day countdown festivals)
  • Salam Lebaran (Hari Raya programme in conjunction with MediaCorp Suria)
  • Solat Jumaat (Friday Prayers)

Sports (Live Television Broadcasting)

  • FIFA World Cup
  • Summer Olympics
  • Commonwealth Games
  • Asian Games
  • SEA Games
  • Malaysia Super League
  • All England Open
  • Thomas Cup
  • Uber Cup

Clock idents

At first RTM had used the Sultan Abdul Samad Building clock tower in Kuala Lumpur as the clock ident. In 1987, RTM introduced a new clock design – very simple: color background, white hands, white lines, white logo, with the logo inscribed above it. The clock will usually be broadcast before news bulletins and close down.

As of January 2009, RTM is using digital clocks sponsored by Tourism Malaysia.

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