Despite streaming services dominating much of the urban world, TV is back and this time, it’s Sarawak that launched its first-ever television station yesterday (Oct 11) called TVS.
Launched by Sarawak’s Yang di-Pertua Negeri, Abdul Taib Mahmud, this station has been an achievement and a milestone for all Sarawakians said Chief Minister Abang Johari Tun Openg as reported in FMT.
“TVS is the first state-owned television station in the country and will be the platform for Sarawak’s content creators, producers and performers to showcase their work while becoming an effective medium for communication through their news bulletins, current affairs programmes and talk shows of all kinds,” he said during the launch.
Since the channel is new, TVS will be operated on a trial run on Astro Channel 122.
Abang Johari also said that he hopes that TVS will become a platform for the community to get official news while encouraging the national integration of multiple races and cultures which needs to be preserved as the state moved forward.