TV Transmission In Malaysia To Go Fully Digital On Oct 31

Last update: 10/10/2019

Oct 31 will mark the end of the analogue TV broadcasting era, offered for free since 1963.

The switch to 'myFreeview' digital transmission across the peninsula will be complete on Oct 14 with the termination of analogue TV in northern and eastern states of Peninsular Malaysia.

The exercise began with the switching off analogue transmissions in central and southern states of the peninsula on Sept 30.

For Sabah and Sarawak, the termination will happen on Oct 31.

So, what’s new?

With digital transmission, viewers can expect sharper images, high quality sound and interactive television services.

The digital service will enable viewers to enjoy television, radio, online applications and interactive learning broadcasts provided through 15 television stations and six radio stations, including TV1, TV2, TV3, NTV7, 8TV, TV9, TV Al Hijrah, and Bernama News Channel (BNC), Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission said in a statement.

How to enjoy this digital transmission?

You can get a decoder and install an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) aerial for existing television sets or by getting an Integrated Digital TV (IDTV) set which needs to be connected to an UHF aerial.

It is free if you are in the B40 (income group) households.

For more information on eligibility, type MYTV (space) DEKODER (space) (identity card number) and send to 15888 or visit www.mytvbroadcasting.my/B40 or contact the myFreeview customer service centre at 1-300-80-6988 or 1800-18-1088.