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Indosiar, Indonesia’s fifth commercial TV station, has begun limited trial broadcasting and is available to viewers in Jakarta and several other large cities.

Owned by Indonesia’s wealthiest businessman, Liem Sioe Liong, the station has held a broadcasting license for some time but has delayed going to air on several occasions, citing the need for greater preparation. Earlier this year, allegations of discrimination were leveled against Indosiar, based on the large number of foreigners it employs.

Meanwhile, the state network, TVRI, will shortly obtain improved status as a full-fledged corporation, according to reps of the Ministry of Information, which oversees the TV business.

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