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|Owner||Government of Malaysia|
|19 June 1972|
|Dissolved||31 December 2008|
TV Pendidikan (Education TV in Malay) was an educational television channel which formerly airs on Malaysia's terrestrial channel, TV9 during its last years. TV Pendidikan was fully owned and produced by the Educational Technology Division, the Ministry of Education of Malaysia and it shows various programmes for various school subjects. The motto for TV Pendidikan is "Teknologi Untuk Pendidikan Bestari".
Since 3 January 2007, TV Pendidikan was aired on Malaysia's terrestrial channel, TV9. Previously, TV Pendidikan was aired through Astro's Channel 28 (from 2000 to 2002), Channel 13 (from 2002 to 2006) and Malaysia's terrestrial television station RTM TV1 and RTM TV2 from 1972 to 1999.
TV Pendidikan was on RTM TV1 from Monday to Thursday in two sessions; i.e. from 7:20 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Daytime transmissions on TV1 and TV3 which was introduced in 1994 has caused it to broadcast only on TV2. Also, the closing time was moved to 3:00 pm.
When TV Pendidikan moved to Astro in 2000, Astro's Channel 28 aired two separate networks. TV Pendidikan aired from Monday to Thursday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. while Animal Planet occupied the rest of the time. As of January 2012, Animal Planet airs on Astro Channel 556.
TV Pendidikan moved to Channel 13 in January 2002 where they aired two separate networks, which was TV Pendidikan itself and TechTV, a channel that features news and shows about computer, technology and the Internet. TV Pendidikan broadcast times were not changed, i.e., Monday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm., while TechTV occupied the rest of the time.
Since 1 March 2006, all G4techTV (which is now known as only G4) programmes were shown on Astro TVIQ, Astro's educational channel while channel 13 only shows educational programmes. After some time, G4 programmes were no longer airing on Astro TVIQ. Astro also no longer carries TV Pendidikan on its platform since 1 January 2007.
TV Pendidikan's broadcasting hour was from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm every Monday to Thursday for every week of the year, except during public holidays. The programme's episodes are changed every two weeks. For a time since 2007, TV Pendidikan placed a permanent logo at the top-left of the screen and aired simultaneously with the TV9 logo at the top-right only during 4 hours of programming.
TV Pendidikan ceased broadcasting on 31 December 2008. It was later replaced by EDUWEBTV.
EduwebTV is the official webtv of the Ministry of Education, Malaysia which has been introduced since 1 March 2008. It's the first project of its kind in the world! Bridging the digital divide is perhaps the most important factor in ensuring that education reaches every fraction of society. EduwebTV is consist of 4 channels, which are Berita (news), Rancangan Khas (special programme), Kurikulum (curriculum) and Panduan (guidances). The ministry embarked on EduwebTV to replace and to improve the delivery of TV Pendidikan, which was broadcast on TV. It is aimed at addressing the limitation of using educational TV where teachers are unable to fit in the school period.
Teachers nowadays are able to apply relevant video clippings to reinforce their lessons in the classroom. This can make the learning process are more exciting and up to date with current circumstances instead of make students understand more about the knowledge content as they can see it.
EduwebTV also promotes self-learning among students. Students can access the videos and the day's homework from the website by logging on with a password created by the teacher. The students can hand over their homeworks via email or using conventional exercise book. This will make our education is accessible at anytime and anywhere.
The channel covers nine subjects for secondary school:
- Bahasa Malaysia
- Technical and Vocational
- Islamic Studies
- Moral Studies
For primary school, the program covers:
- Bahasa Melayu
- Moral Studies
- Civic and Nationality
In addition, TV Pendidikan also broadcast special shows such as:
- Kerjaya (lit: Career) - formerly aired in early 2000s, produced by NHF Productions Sdn Bhd
- Lensa TVP (lit: TVP Lens) - News magazine focusing in the education sector
- Laman Minda (lit: Mind Garden)- live education-related talk telecast which was formerly named as Bicara in the mid-1990s.
During its time at TV9, it had also presented its programmes for TV Pendidikan, such as:
- Motivasi Murid (lit: Pupil Motivation)
- Bijak Belajar (lit: Smart Learning) - formerly aired, first aired on TV3 in 1996
- Anak Siapa Ni Eh (lit: Whose Child is This, I Wonder?)- first aired in 2006.
- Kerjaya dan Kaunseling (lit: Career and Counseling)