Tuesday, August 11

Now entire nation enjoys digital TV broadcast

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Gobind Singh Deo

KUALA LUMPUR: The entire country has gone digital television broadcast, following the successful switch over of Sabah and Sarawak to myFreeview digital television broadcast from analogue terrestrial television yesterday.

It is the final transition after the process involving areas in the central, southern, northern and eastern regions of the Peninsula began in stages since Sept 30.

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo said the transition proceeded smoothly as hitches were addressed by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

“As in any transition exercise, there would be problems but more importantly, MCMC is ready to settle them. Today is the day the transition to digital (TV broadcast) in Malaysia is completed,” he said.

When met after opening Maxis Business SPARK Summit 2019 here yesterday, he said the focus after this would be on improving digital broadcast content quality.

“The transition process from analogue to digital, means we have the capability to increase the number of new channels. The number of channels, the types of content which needed focus…will be announced soon,” said Gobind.

Through myFreeview digital TV broadcast, the audience would be able to enjoy various TV and radio channels and new applications such as online shopping, interactive learning via TV channels including  TV1, TV2, TV3, NTV7, 8TV, TV9, Al Hijrah, Bernama, TV Okey and six radio channels. — Bernama