On Sunday, May 26, 2002, Bali TV formally commenced a schedule of regular programs via a ceremony broadcast live from Bali's
Taman Budaya. The event, attended by an estimated 8,000 people, saw Bali's Governor Dewa Made Beratha and Regents from across Bali strike a gong and light torches to mark the start of regular broadcast transmissions.
To mark the launch of the new channel, Nasi Jinggo meals were provided free of charge to all who attended the opening ceremony together with a program of Balinese music and light entertainment.
With a proclaimed mission to promote and foster Balinese culture, traditions, and tourism - Bali TV's initial schedule includes programs of Balinese music, dance, and drama. Most programs will utilize Bahasa Indonesia with the exception of a regular news broadcast in the Balinese language.
Bali TV is
being broadcast on UHF Channel 23 at 487,250 MHz. Satellite parabola reception to the region should be available via transponder 9H, center frequency 4053.5 MHz, L- Band 1096.5 (Symbol Rate 5.6320 Msps, FEC-3/4).
Broadcasts of Bali TV are also available via the Internet at balitv.com or
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