- Not to be confused with RTV (Indonesia).
Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (abbreviated as RCTI) is the first privately-owned television channel in Indonesia, launched on 24 August 1989.
RCTI was founded in 1987 and began its broadcast on 13 November 1988, using a cable-based set-top box system. The station was officially launched on 24 August 1989, as a pay television network in Jakarta. One year later, it became free-to-air and subsequently began to air nationwide around 1993.
During its early broadcast, RCTI's on-air bug was a simple text until the early 1990s, when it started to use the full logo. It was placed on the right top with the exception of relaying TVRI's news programs, including Dunia Dalam Berita, when the logo was moved to the left top.
On 24 August 1993, the logo was slightly updated by reducing its stripes from eleven to seven (including the red ones), which had launched along with new idents. The former two were still used as a corporate and off-air logo until 2000.
On August 24, 2000, the most familiar and long-lived logo of RCTI was launched during the network's 11th-anniversary celebration called Satu Indonesia Satu. It retained the blue and red color as well as the Rajawali (Hawk in Indonesian) head. However, the whole logo was simply redrawn, thus removing the blue stripes. The on-air bug was also moved from the right top to the left top.
On 20 May 2015, during Indonesia's National Awakening Day (Hari Kebangkitan Nasional), all of MNC Group subsidiaries, including RCTI, straightened their logo. It was the first major change after 15 years.
Television channels in Indonesia
National private broadcasters: