Malaysian TV Goes Fully Digital On October 14


Folks in the Peninsular will be stepping into a new era when they switch on their television sets on the morning of October 14. The date marks a milestone in broadcasting when terrestrial analogue TV broadcast in the northern and eastern regions of Peninsular Malaysia will be completely switched-off making the whole of Peninsular Malaysia fully operating on myFreeview digital TV transmission.

The affected states include Kedah, Perlis, Perak and Penang for northern region; Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang for eastern region. According to the service provider, the myFreeview digital TV transmission provides sharper images, high quality sound and interactive TV services that is expected to spur future economic, social and educational needs of the country and its people.

As part of the switchover phase, the central and southern region has just completed its transition from analogue to the myFreeview digital TV transmission on 30 September 2019.

The final cessation of the analogue TV transmission will take place in Sabah and Sarawak on 31 October 2019, marking a historical moment for the country in marching towards digitalisation of the broadcasting landscape, signifying the end of analogue TV transmission in Malaysia that was offered free-of-charge since 1963.

With the new digital service, viewers can enjoy the current channels available and new applications like online shopping, interactive learning and more via 15 TV channels and six (6) radio channels including TV1, TV2, TV3, TV Al Hijrah, and Bernama News Channel (BNC).

MCMC is advising for those who have yet to transition to the myFreeview digital TV platform, are encouraged to do so by either getting a decoder and fixing an ultra-high frequency (UHF) aerial to an existing TV set, or getting an integrated digital TV (IDTV) that comes with an integrated digital TV tuner and then affix the aerial UHF.

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