This article outlines the contestation among television stations in Indonesia; the dynamics between agents and structures namely journalists and media owners in the process of news broadcasting on television in Indonesia.
This study is a qualitative research by taking the research focus on two television medias (Metro TV and TV One) in Jakarta and Makassar. The data collection techniques were literature study, observation and interviews. Data analysis was conducted in three steps, namely data processing, data reduction, and presentation in the form of descriptions.
The results showed that this contestation begins at the stage of view in which television programs also involve the interests of a number of institutions such as the interest of television stations, advertising agencies, and corporate advertisers, as well as the interests of the viewers’ survey institution. The next stage is the Post-serving stage which involves interests of a number of institutions and individuals namely the interests of KPID as well as the interests of KPID on behalf of independent institution formed by the state to monitor the contents of broadcasting.
Keywords: Television, Broadcasting, and Relations authority.