Other Name: 民間全民電視公司 / Formosa Television


Formosa Television is a television station based in New Taipei, Taiwan. Established on March 27, 1996, FTV began broadcasting on June 11, 1997.

Formosa Television is also the first free-to-air television station which was established without direct relationship with any political party and department of Taiwan government. Because of the location of its headquarters, which is in an area where Taiwanese Hokkien 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 its prime time newscasts.

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

On New Year's Day (January 1) 2018 at midnight stroke, Formosa Television began its full 24-hour broadcasts because after due to Uni-President Enterprises Corporation celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of golden jubilee with after midnight co

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