tvOne is an Indonesian privately owned national television station based in East Jakarta. It used to be known as Lativi, but changed its name after an ownership swap in February 2008. tvOne is owned by Visi Media Asia.
As part of the boom in national television stations in the 2000s, Lativi was one of five new national television networks which were granted a license to broadcast nationwide in Indonesia. It was initially owned by Abdul Latief, previously Minister of Labor and also a famous entrepreneur.
In late 2006, Lativi was involved in a controversy regarding a 9-year-old boy who died after suffering injuries supposedly related to watching SmackDown! (previously broadcast by RCTI). Although nothing was proven regarding the circumstances of the death, Lativi succumbed and pulled all of its WWE programs off the air on November 29, 2006.
By 2007, ownership of the network had transferred to Aburizal Bakrie and Erick Thohir (as president director) due to debt and poor network management.
Then the husband and wife team of Divi Lukmansyah and Nane Nindya anchored the first newscast. The television network officially started broadcasting on-air as tvOne on Thursday, 14 February 2008 at 19:30 local time. It was opened by then President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla, at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. Anindya Bakrie (the son of Aburizal Bakrie) was named as the Chief Commissioner and Erick Thohir as the President Director.
tvOne was the second Indonesian television channel to be officially inaugurated by the President of Indonesia himself.