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Formosa TV
FTV logo.png
Type Free-to-air nationwide TV
Branding FTV
Country  Republic of China
First air date 1997-06-11
Availability Taiwan
Owner Formosa Television Inc.
Official Website
FTV doesn't own their own building, they only rent some floors in this building in Taipei City.

Formosa TV (simplified Chinese: 民间全民电视公司,民视traditional Chinese: 民間全民電視公司,民視pinyin: Mínjiān Quánmín Diànshì Gōngsī Mín Shì) is a television station based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Established on March 27, 1996, FTV began broadcasting on June 11, 1997.

The station was wholly owned and operated by the Democratic Progressive Party[1]. Due to this, its news programs are often of a Pan-Green perspective. Because of the location of its headquarters, which is in an area where Taiwanese-speakers are populous, it also earned the reputation for being the first station in Taiwan to use that tongue in a majority of its programs, especially on their prime time newscasts.

On May 24, 2004, FTV was among the first free-to-air channels on Taiwan to switch from terrestrial analogue signal to digital television.[2]


FTV Channels



Logo History

Years Description
1997-06-11 - today Blue eye

Test card

The testcard off FTV is PM5544, with date and time, Sound is official FTV song.

Closing and Opening times

"Closing time" is 100%. It always choose the time 1:00. But it announced in the schedule.


  • 1997-1999 opens at 11:30. Closes everyday at 0:00.
  • 1999-2003 opens at 6:00. Closes every weekdays at 1:35.
  • 2003-2006 opens at 5:30 and closes at 2:00.
  • 2005-2008 opens at 12:00 and closes at 22:30 (due to force of government to reduce the energy).
  • 2008-today opens at 6:00 and closes at 1:00.


  1. ^ *Copper, J. (2000). Historical Dictionary of Taiwan (Republic of China). The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810836653
  2. ^ (English) Five major TV broadcasters begin switch to digital television June 30, 2004. Retrieved February 21, 2007.

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