Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia (RCTI) network, part of the Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) media group, has announced that a new television series featuring JKT48 titled JKT48 Story will air beginning Saturday, 31 August 2013, at 16:00 Western Indonesia Time (UTC+7). The announcement was made on the official Facebook page and Twitter account for the program.
The JKT48 Story Facebook page has actually been in existence since January 2012, although announcement of the series’s production was not made until June 2013. Reports of the series being in production also surfaced recently when fans observed JKT48 Story’s production crew at a recent radio event in Bandung. It is not yet clear what the format of the series will be, although image stills point to a documentary program which include member interviews. It may take a more serious approach into explaining the concepts of idol entertainment and following member activities compared to the recent JKT48 Missions.
Lembaga Sensor Film (Film Censorship Institute)’s approved works database currently lists a six-episode JKT48 Diary program produced by RCTI that has never been aired. These episodes were submitted for approval in September 2012. It is unclear whether this is the same program as JKT48 Story.
RCTI currently broadcasts BIMA Satria Garuda.
Source: JKT48 Story RCTI