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Launching of Education Television in Indonesia
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Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia

PT Cipta Televisi Pendidikan (Education) Indonesia (CTPI) was set up in January 1991 by Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana, Abdullah Alatas Fahmi and Mohamad Jarman, with an authorized capital of Rp. 76.7 billion. Based on the permit from the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), the company was to invest around Rp. 225 billion, including a working capital of Rp. 47.7 billion. Operating under the Domestic Investment (PMDN) Scheme, CTPI or better known as TPI has a workforce of 1,866 people, including 10 foreign nationals.

Today (June 27, 1994), TPI's broadcast time has been raised further to 19 hours and 15 minutes from 5.30 a.m. to 00.45 a.m.
Ref. Highbeam.Com

Televisi Paling Indonesia

Today (7 April, 2007) a new TPI website is being created. But it is very clear from their "Vision & Mission" that their name is no longer Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia. They are now promoting themselves as the Dangdut music channel. We like Dangdut but don't forget the meaning of "bermutu" (quality) and the effects of TV. We wish you success, from Pendidikan Network.

What is the Situation in 2007?

Background
Being the first privately owned television station to go to air nationally since January 23, 1991, TPI is also a pioneer in the presentation of dangdut music. TPI productions are always respectful of values and can be enjoyed by all the family.

Vision & Mission
Vision : Televisi Paling Indonesia
(Television that's the Most Indonesian)
Mission : Provide quality (bermutu) programs for viewers
Slogan : More Indonesian More Enjoyable
(Makin Indonesia Makin Asyik Aja)
Ref. http://www.tpi.tv/profile.html

So When Will We Launch Televisi Pendidikan (Education) Indonesia?

Launching of Televisi Edukasi (Education Television)
On Tuesday the 12th of October 2004 The Department of National Education launched Televisi Edukasi (TV-E). It was hoped that the television programs would become the media for broadening the distribution of education information and would become the media for public education.

The Minister of Education Mr. Abdul Malik Fadjar said in his speech at the launching that, as a nation that desires to improve, technological developments need to be utilized.

At that time there were more than 50 television stations operating in Indonesia, including local stations, cable television, and satellite television. And within these very few actually carry educational content. Many people were expressing themselves relating to the negative effects of current television broadcasting. Soap Operas that show consumptive lifestyles (sinetron) and programs that are full of mystic (mistis) type content. Because of this, Televisi Edukasi has to be planned in order to educate and inform (make smarter) the public. Because of the power of television it could be very wide-reaching, the successful application of this media for learning will result in accelerated development of our community of learners. The Minister said that the programs would entertain and be enjoyable.

The Head of the Technology and Communication Center at the Department of Education Harina Yuhetty-yang, who is the person responsible, said that the TV-E programs would be broadcast via satellite and would be accessed by using a parabolic antenna. The Ministry uses the Telkom satellite network.

In the early stages, the broadcasts will operate for four hours per day from 7.00am until 11.00am on the frequency 3782-3790 MHz. ......

The TV-E program packages, for the time being, will be provided with the help of Universitas Terbuka (Open University), Departemen Pendidikan Nasional, Japan Foundation, and a number of distant learning programs.
Ref. http://diknas.kaltim.go.id Visit: eGroup

Comments / Questions

Many schools in Indonesia still don't have sufficient basic facilities and teaching aids, however, a small number of these schools are now going to receive a parabolic antenna for TV-E! Is this really a priority?

Technology is usually not the key issue, quality program content is the key issue. Is the TV-E program content of high quality and will assist teachers in the field? Have these TV-E programs been previewed and checked by sufficient teachers in the field?

Why not create an education television station that together with TVRI (TeleVision Republic Indonesia) meets the needs of the Ministry of National Education (DepDikNas)? Why create a new system that will be very difficult to implement into all the schools throughout Indonesia?

How can the teachers in the field spare the class time to watch these programs? Supposedly the class time is already fully taken up just trying to teach the very heavy curriculum that they have!

Do education programs need to be broadcast outside class times so that they do not interfere with classroom learning schedules?

How much progress have we seen in terms of education television, has it been effectively addressing education needs in Indonesia?

Ok, let's work hard to create a 'real' Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia channel so that it really begins to help educate the citizens of Indonesia. Violence On TV! Read / Write Your Comments