Children's Television Programming Trends In Indonesia (Literature Review)

DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.1323017

  • Janisa Pascawati Lande Communication Studies. Faculty of Social and Political Science. Hasanuddin University
  • Amelia Mahmud
  • Nurzakti Zakaria
  • Hary Sabar
Keywords: children’s television programmes, Indonesian TV, adaptation



Modern developments and globalization have had notable influence on children’s television programming in Indonesia. Children’s TV programs have existed in some form or another in Indonesia TV programming for the past three decades, beginning in the 1980s, using various formats and models, such as children’s TV series, talent search programs, children’s music shows, and animated cartoons. Children’s television programming has experienced distinct trends from year to year. These trends take shape, influenced by many external factors including government rules and regulations, as well as economic and political influences. This article aims to discuss trends in children’s television programming that arose for each decade in Indonesian TV history. In addition, this article aims to show how children’s television programming has adapted to the influence of foreign television programs over several decades, borrowing elements of foreign television or importing foreign programs in attempts to capture the attention of the public as well as maximize financial gains for TV stations.


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