Connect with us


Gobind Singh: There Will Be No More Analogue TV Broadcasts in Malaysia By End of 2019


Gobind Singh: Analogue Tv Will Be Completely Shut Down By The End Of 2019 - World Of Buzz 3
Source: The Star & YouTube

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

It looks like Malaysian television is going completely digital starting this year!

Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo recently announced that analogue television broadcasts will be shut down by the third quarter of 2019, and will be making the complete migration to digital starting April this year (2019).

The minister was quoted by The Star as saying,

“We are in the process of an analogue shutdown as we want to start the digital system throughout Malaysia.”

“I can say our effort to shut down analogue broadcasts and launch digital television will start this month and we hope it will be completed by June.”

“In whatever circumstances, we are quite confident that there will be a full shutdown by the third quarter of this year.”

Gobind Singh stated this in reply to a question posed by Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin (BN-Rompin) at the Dewan Rakyat today (2nd April), which inquired about the government’s plan to shut down the country’s analogue television system.

The Communications and Multimedia Minister added that currently, MYTV was implementing the National Broadcast Digitalisation and there’s now Digital Television Terrestrial (DTT) in 98% of populated areas. On top of that, Gobind Singh also stated that Direct to Home (DTH) broadcasts via satellite will also be provided by MYTV, and is set to cover blind spots across the country.

Gobind Singh: Analogue Tv Will Be Completely Shut Down By The End Of 2019 - World Of Buzz 1

Source: cbs news

“Digital TV coverage can be enjoyed by the people throughout the country today if they install a TV decoder and a UHF aerial on their existing TV set or buy a TV set equipped iDTV decoder or a DTH decoder set,” he stated. 

Analogue television technology uses analogue signals to transmit video and audio, and can be wireless (terrestrial and satellite TV), or distributed over a cable network (cable TV).

What do you think of this transition? Let us know in the comments section!


Also read: Penangites Can Get Free High-Speed Internet for 6 Months Starting 1st March, Here’s Why

Starting 1St March, Penangites Can Access Free High-Speed Public Internet As Part Of 6-Month Trial - World Of Buzz 2

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Ft Surau Ft Surau
News12 hours ago

Mini School Bus Turned Mobile Surau in Terengganu Becomes First to be Recognised by JPJ

For Muslims, having to find somewhere suitable to perform prayers can sometimes be difficult especially when you’re out and about....

Collage 47 Collage 47
News13 hours ago

JUST IN: Multiple Areas in KL Hit By Flash Floods After Continuous Rain Since Morning

After a couple of weeks of hot, sunny weather, it finally rained in KL this morning (25 May) but unfortunately,...

Collage Final 2 2 Collage Final 2 2
News1 day ago

Grab: Recent Price Hike Due to High Demand For Rides & Low Supply of Drivers

Complaints surrounding Grab’s e-hailing services such as the inability to book a car, unusually high fares as well as long...

Ft Weed 2 Ft Weed 2
News1 day ago

Ex-Diplomat Arrested After Largest Marijuana Farm in M’sian History Found on His Janda Baik Property

Although other countries in the world have slowly started to allow and legalise the use of marijuana for medical as...

Collage 43 Collage 43
News2 days ago

Abang Polis’ Powerful Words Save M’sian Woman From Jumping Off a Building in Shah Alam

Have you ever been in a situation where anything you say can mean life or death? This is what a...

Ft Tmj Ft Tmj
News2 days ago

TMJ Tells Kedah MB to Bring Facts After Claiming That ‘Someone’ is Controlling M’sia’s Football League

Local football fans are very well aware of the recent rift between Kedah Football Association (KFA) president Datuk Seri Muhammad...

Collage 5 3 Collage 5 3
News2 days ago

PDRM: Driver of Van Who Made Illegal U-Turn Causing Accident, a Foreigner With No License

Reckless driving does not only bring trouble to yourself but also to other road users. If the situation is bad...

Collage 4 3 Collage 4 3
News2 days ago

PM is on a 6-Day Visit To Japan To Introduce Concept of 1 Malaysia, Will Deliver Speech in Malay

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri recently returned from his work trip to the United States of America where he delivered a...


Latest Videos