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Analogue TV broadcast in northern and eastern states to end on Oct 14

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PUTRAJAYA: The termination of analogue television broadcasting in northern and eastern states in Peninsular Malaysia on the night of Oct 14, will mark the complete switch to the ‘myFreeview’ digital transmission across the peninsula.

In a statement issued yesterday, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), said the scheduled transition follows the discontinuance of analogue transmissions in central and southern states in the peninsula, on Sept 30.

The same transition in Sabah and Sarawak, is scheduled to take place on Oct 31, and will herald the historic shift of the entire country towards digital broadcasting, while marking the end of analogue transmissions offered for free in Malaysia since 1963.

The northern and eastern states in Peninsular Malaysia comprise Kedah, Perlis, Perak, Penang, Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

“The myFreeview digital television broadcast promises sharper images, high quality sound and interactive television services which will push forward the economic, social and education needs of the country and its citizens,” the MCMC said. — Bernama