Surya Citra Televisi (SCTV) is Indonesia’s second privately owned television network. It is broadcast nationwide on UHF and is able to be received throughout the Indonesian archipelago on analog PAL television sets.
SCTV began broadcasting on August 24, 1990, in Surabaya, East Java as Surabaya Centra Televisi, broadcasting to the city and the surrounding area. At first, the programming was similar to that of RCTI, using some of their news programs until they could produce their own. On August 1, 1993, SCTV obtained a national license and eventually moved its operations to Jakarta, changing its name to Surya Citra Televisi.