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Jakarta Post

Kompas TV launched amid KPI warning

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 10 2011   /  08:00 am

Kompas Gramedia Group (KKG), the country’s largest media conglomerate, launched Kompas TV on Friday amid a warning from the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) that its broadcasts might be illegal.

The new station, the second attempt by Kompas to enter the broadcasting industry after TV7, was inaugurated with great fanfare involving a three-hour-long live telecast titled “Simfoni Semesta Raya” (Symphony of the Universe) featuring some of the country’s biggest names in entertainment such as the Erwin Gutawa Orchestra, Addie MS, Ungu, Nidji, Rossa and Afgan.

Billing itself as a station that will inspire Indonesia, the Kompas line-up will feature documentaries and news as well as entertainment and will steer clear of soap operas, reality television and celebrity gossip shows that have become a staple for most national television stations in the country.