The television channel targets urban youth and Chinese audiences with high quality foreign programmes and unique local content, mainly in the English and Chinese languages.
8TV's line up consists of dramas, sitcoms, and reality shows, which are produced in Malaysia or imported from other countries.
8TV broadcasts with the concept of "one station, two channels" in two languages shifts: in English being called 8TV and in Chinese being called 八度空间 (pinyin: Bādù Kōngjiān) or 8TV Chinese.
8TV was launched on 1 July 1995 as Metro Vision Channel 8.
It was managed by City Television Sdn Bhd, part of the Melewar Group (controlled by the Negeri Sembilan royal family) and broadcasts from Shah Alam.
It was first available only in Klang Valley, Seremban and parts of Malacca, but later expanded to Kedah and Johor, thus allowing Singaporean viewers to access it.
Viewers were required to install fish-bone antennas to receive this channel.
It was first broadcast in Malay language with original transmission hours from 9am to midnight.
Resulting from the Asian financial crisis and intense competition from other channels (especially ntv7 which launched in 1998), Metro Vision quietly closed on 1 November 1999.The operator promised to re-open the channel in March 2000 after a supposed "signal upgrade" but it failed to materialise.The page that you are trying to access has been restricted in your location. Should you have any inquiries, please contact our customer service at [email protected] Live Chat.Halaman yang Anda ingin akses ini tidak diperbolehkan di lokasi Anda. Bila Anda memiliki pertanyaan, silakan hubungi layanan pelanggan kami melalui [email protected] Percakapan Langsung.Đường dẫn mà Quý khách đang truy cập trên trang này bị hạn chế.Chúng tôi thành thật xin lỗi vì những bất tiện gây ra.; literal: 8th dimension) is a free-to-air private television station in Malaysia.