Convergence Trends in the Television Media Industry - A Case Study on the Implementation of Media Convergence in Metro TV Jakarta

Abstract

This study aims to determine the trend of convergence in the television media industry, specifically the implementation of media convergence in Metro TV.   Data for the case study were gathered from observations and interviews with journalists. The results showed that the media industry in Indonesia, especially Metro TV has expandedits coverage broadcast, characterized by the use of streaming technology and distributed through online sites. But until now in the Indonesian media industry, especially Metro TV, media convergence has notimplemented an effective system. Media industries affiliated with a group (Media Group) operate independentlyof each other with little coordination.  Broadcast media industry in Indonesia is still reluctant to switch to digital broadcasting due to the high costs of replacing the analog broadcasting.