Trans7 was established as TV7 based on permission of the Department of Trade and Industry in Central Jakarta No. 809/BH.09.05/III/2000. 88% of its share is largely owned by Kompas Gramedia;. On November 23, 2001, the existence of TV7 was published in State Gazette No. 8687 as PT Duta Visual Nusantara Tivi Tujuh. The logo itself is the letters “JO”, which stands for Jakob Oetama, the owner of Kompas Gramedia.
Al Jazeera relay effect
TV7 was increasingly known to the public by the first quarter of 2003. TV7 was relaying a live broadcast of Al Jazeera every day during the U.S. invasion of Iraq through a news program titled Invasi ke Irak (Invasion to Iraq). This step was followed by ANTV broadcasting television station Al Arabiya about the invasion.
Indonesian society, in general, welcomed TV7’s actions, especially for those who disagreed with the Western media’s “truth”. Despite rumors that then-president Megawati Soekarnoputri urged TV7 to stop the relay broadcasts of Al Jazeera, PR TV7 then, Uni Lubis, denied it. Even, she asserted that the relays were continued and disturbances in the relay could be resolved.
Re-launch as Trans7
On August 4, 2006, CT Corp via Trans Corp authorized to buy a 49% stake in PT Duta Visual Nusantara Tivi Tujuh. By doing the re-launch on December 15, 2006, this date was set as the birth date of Trans7. The managing director of Trans7 is now Atiek Nur Wahyuni. When the station was named TV7, it was headquartered at Wisma Dharmala Sakti Floor 21 Jend. Sudirman Street Lot 32 Jakarta 10220. Since TV7’s official purchase by Trans Corp, TV7 began to share an office with Trans TV.