Indosiar is an Indonesian television station.
It broadcasts nationwide on UHF and is able to be received throughout the Indonesian archipelago on analog PAL television sets, established on January 11, 1995. It is owned by Elang Mahkota Teknologi since 2011 and eventually operated under its subsidiary, Surya Citra Media since May 1, 2013.
The station has a strong focus on cultural programmings, such as a wayang performance (which no longer aired) and dangdut talent shows. It has recently featured occasional sports programs and television series.
Indosiar showed some Korean, Japanese, and Taiwanese dramas, including Hwang Ji Ni (or Hwang Jin Yi), Jewel in the Palace (Dae Jang Geum), Princess Hours (Goong), Prince Hours (Goong S), Full House, Boys Before Flowers, My Fair Lady, No Limits, Style, Brilliant Legacy, Great Queen Seon Deok, 18 vs 29, all from Korea; One Litre of Tears (or One litre no Namida), Ultraman Mebius, Detective Conan, and Hanazakari no Kimitachi e from Japan; and Romance in the White House and Starlit from Taiwan.
Indosiar also showed Indonesian cartoons, including Keluarga Somat (Somat Family), broadcast since June 2013.
Other popular Indosiar programs include singing competitions such as Akademi Fantasi Indosiar, the most popular singing talent search in Indonesia; Supersoulmate Show; Mamamia; and Stardust. Supersoulmate Show was hosted by Eko Patrio and Ruben Onsu; Mamamia was hosted by Denny Cagur and Ruben Once, and Stardust was hosted by Choky Sitohang.
The station had aimed for more popularity through reality shows, such as Take Me Out Indonesia, a dating show started in 2009. In 2014, Indosiar broadcast the new variety shows Dangdut Academy, Comedy Academy, D T3rong Show and Goyang-goyang Senggol.
In 2013, Indosiar broadcast religious-themed television series from Mega Kreasi Films, and soap operas from Amanah Surga Productions, broadcast together with SCTV. Nowadays, religious-themed series become the station's most featured daytime programming, while dangdut talent shows are airing for the evening program. These programs are broadcasting daily.
Indosiar currently broadcast the American NBA Finals from 2017-2020, Indonesian Liga 1 from 2018-2023, Indonesian President's Cup from 2015, and Southeast Asian Games from 2013-2023.
Previously, Indosiar has broadcast NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from 2003-2004, FA Premier League from 1998-2000 again in 2013-2016 (with SCTV). Indosiar broadcast Serie A from 2005 until 2007, returned in 2011 and broadcast an Inter Milan-A. C. Milan match in 2014, as well as Bundesliga from 2012 to 2013. Indosiar also had rugby programming in Orange Top 14 and Kalbe Super Rugby.
The channel also aired syndicated World Championship Wrestling programming from the station's inception until the promotion was purchased by World Wrestling Federation as well as local boxing matches under the title of Gelar Tinju Professional (Pro Boxing Title). Combat sports programming returned to Indosiar in 2013-14 when it aired the ONE FC; the programming would be later moved to the sister channel SCTV.