|Branding||Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB)|
First air date
|2 May 1957|
|Availability||Nationwide (also available in Malaysia through the border in the northern part of the state of Sarawak and the island territory of Labuan) and also worldwide through its international television channel, RTB Sukmaindera|
|Founded||2 May 1957|
|Slogan||Sentiasa Bersama Biskita (Always Be With You)|
|Headquarters||Secretariat Building, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei|
|Owner||Government of Brunei|
|Parent||Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei|
|RTB Perdana, RTB Aneka, RTB Sukmaindera|
Radio Television Brunei (officially abbreviated as RTB) is the state broadcaster of Brunei. Radio Brunei made its first broadcast on 2 May 1957, with a television service starting on 1 March 1975. Radio Television Brunei also monopolise the free-to-air television in the country, and also radio until 1999, when the country's only commercial radio station, Kristal FM was founded. The network's logo was based from the national emblem of Brunei.
RTB started broadcasting radio on 2 May 1957 with a Hari Raya Message from His Majesty Al-Marhum DYMM Paduka Seri Baginda Maulana Al-Sultan Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III. There was one studio which broadcast for 45 minutes each evening from 8:00 to 8:45 pm. The range of the single 1.2Kw transmitter was only five miles around the capital Brunei and surrounding areas. The first radio station would later became known as Nasional FM.
In 1974, RTB had only 171 staff and three transmitting sites giving almost 100% coverage of the country and beyond.
Radio Television Brunei launched the first pilot television service on 1 February 1975 when RTB Channel 5 test transmissions began. Official regular television services began on 1 March 1975 from Brunei-Muara District. RTB1 was officially opened by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah on 9 July 1975. There were only three staff in the RTB studio and four to attend the transmitter.
- Phase 1 - Used part of the Radio Studios as the television station.
- Phase 2 - Utilising the current multi-purpose studio complex which was fully commissioned by 1980. A second television transmitter, operating RTB2 or Channel 8 was commissioned at Brunei-Muara District on 1 March 1976.
On 1 March 1976 was also the year of the first outside television broadcast which was the coverage of His Majesty's birthday parade from the then 'Town Padang'. The television project was budgeted at B$35M. FM Stereo Radio Services from Brunei-Muara District started on 1 March 1977. At the same time, two high power Medium Wave stations at Brunei-Muara District commenced transmission of the Malay language service. RTB currently has 1000 staff. Coverage by radio and television is almost 100% of Brunei.
Towards the end of the 20th century, four more radio stations were established: vernacular station Pilihan FM on 31 December 1995, youth station Pelangi FM on 1 January 1996, family station Harmoni FM on 15 July 1996 and Islamic station Nur Islam FM on 2 May 1997. On 1 September 2006, 24-hour international television channel RTB International (later known as RTB4) went on the air. By 2010, High Definition (HD) entertainment channel RTB3 and Islamic channel RTB5 were added to RTB's television network, but RTB3 and RTB5 each had only 6 hours of transmission per day.
On 11 April 2017, RTB made a major rebranding project for its TV stations. RTB1 and RTB5 merged to form RTB Perdana, while RTB2 and RTB3 HD combined as RTB Aneka and RTB4 renamed as RTB Sukmaindera. The rebranding was made as part of RTB's plan to transition the current analogue television broadcasting to digital television.
|Nasional FM||Malay||Launched on 2 May 1957|||
|Pilihan FM||English, Chinese (Mandarin), Nepali||Launched on 31 December 1995|||
|Pelangi FM||Malay, English||Launched on 1 January 1996|||
|Harmoni FM||Malay||Launched on 15 July 1996|||
|Nur Islam||Launched on 2 May 1997|||
|RTB Perdana||Malay, English||Launched on 1 March 1975.|||
|RTB Aneka||Malay, English, Korean, Chinese (Mandarin)||Launched on 1 March 1976.|||
|RTB Sukmaindera||Malay, English||Launched on 1 September 2006.|||
Over-the-top media service
RTB GO is RTB's Over-the-top media service (OTT). It covers viewers across multiple devices such as computers, tablets, smartphones. The service's website contains all RTB's radio stations and television channels except for RTB Perdana and RTB Aneka.
Other pages and websites owned by RTB
- RTB News (News portal)
- "Overview". RTB.
- "Brunei Mansuh Siaran Analog, Kini Digital Penuh". My News Hub. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 4 February 2018.
- "RTB Television Channels". RTB. Archived from the original on 27 March 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Fizah Hab (12 April 2017). "State broadcaster to revamp, digitise TV channels". Asia News Network. Archived from the original on 18 February 2020. Retrieved 4 February 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Nasional FM". RTB.
- "Pilihan FM". RTB.
- "Pelangi FM". RTB.
- "Harmoni FM". RTB.
- "Rangkaian Nur Islam". RTB.
- "RTB Perdana". RTB.
- "RTB Aneka". RTB.
- "RTB Sukmaindera". RTB.
- "RTB GO's official website". RTB.
- "RTB News official page". RTB.