Malaysia goes all-digital
September 26, 2019
By Chris Forrester
Malaysia is to switch to all-digital transmission by October 31st.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) said the nation’s transition from analogue TV to its digital service (myFreeview Digital TV) will start in the central and southern regions on September 30th, northern and eastern regions on October 14th while Sabah and Sarawak will make the switch on October 31st.
There are 15 TV and six radio channels on myFreeview Digital TV provided by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), Media Prima, TV AlHijrah and Bernama News Channel (BNC), according to the MCMC.
“Several new TV channels will be aired via myFreeview Digital TV soon,” said MCMC in a statement. “myFreeview Digital TV service is among the efforts to close the digital gap between the people in urban, suburban and rural areas. It is also in line with the government’s Shared Prosperity Vision to enable the people enjoy free quality digital TV without monthly subscription,” MCMC said.