May 31, 2016
By Maisie Loh
Asia Pacific – SCTV-IVM formed as a result of a merger in 2011 between PT Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV) and PT Indosiar Visual Mandiri (IVM) and has grown from strength to strength. Managed by Surya Citra Media (SCM), the new entity has steadily expanded its repertoire of programmes to include news, reality shows, variety shows, talk shows, sports, dramas and soap operas.
To cope with its increased production of original content, the station embarked on an upgrading programme in 2014. It also used the upgrading exercise to prepare itself for the inevitable analogue switch-off in Indonesia (scheduled for 2018).