Watching 8TV Live, the home for 8TV Addicts Online! 8TV was launched on 1 July 1995 as MetroVision Channel 8. It was managed by City Television Sdn Bhd and broadcasts from Shah Alam. It was first available only in Klang Valley, Seremban and parts of Malacca only, but later expanded to Kedah and Johor, thus allowing Singaporean viewers to access it. Viewers were required to install fish-bone antennas in order to receive this channel. Channel 8 was firstly broadcast in Malay language. The original transmission hours were from 9am to midnight. MetroVision closed on 1 November 1999 and re-launched on 8 January 2004 by Media Prima Berhad in Chinese language.