MNCTV (formerly TPI, Short of Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (Indonesian education channel)) is an Indonesian private television channel which headquarter’s based in East Jakarta. TPI was established by Tutut Soeharto (the first daughter of former president Suharto). It began broadcasting on the 23rd of January 1991. It began with broadcasting only educational programs, but has since become similar to other Indonesian TV stations, showing programs such as quizzes, sinetrons (soap operas), reality TV shows, sport shows, and lately, dangdut music.
TPI was created as an educational television station by state broadcaster TVRI in January 2, 1991. By the time of its launch in 1991, it airs as an educational programming block targeted to elementary students, junior high school students and high school students, 2 hours per day on Television at 08:00 to 10:00. To do so, it accompanied with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia. As a programming block, it airs a high school subject matter.
On April 1991, the block was expanded into 4 hours at 08:00 to 12:00, later to 6.5 hours on the 1 June, 1992 at 06:30 to 12:00 and finally to eight hours on November 30, 1992 at 06:00 to 14:00. On January 23, 1993, TPI began to air its first soap opera program as a distraction to 16,5 hours at 05:30 to 21:00.
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