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MediaCorp TV channels now available in digital

Singapore’s MediaCorp today announced that all its seven free-to-air TV channels will be broadcast in digital (DVB-T2 format). 

In addition, four out of the seven channels – Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria & Vasantham – will be broadcast in High Definition (HD)  while the remaining three channels – Channel NewsAsia, Channel U and okto – will be upgraded to HD by 2016.

Over the next two to three years, coverage will be expanded progressively to enable all residential homes to receive digital TV signals.  In the meantime, existing analogue TV signals will continue to be broadcast alongside the digital TV signals for at least another two years.

Chang Long Jong, MediaCorp Deputy CEO said, “Besides better picture and sound quality, digital TV allows MediaCorp to consider rolling out other value-add services and features for the discerning audiences of today such as closed captions and multi-language subtitles.  With digital TV, MediaCorp will also be able to offer time-shifted services, which will provide an alternative choice for viewers who miss out on their favourite TV programmes due to work or lifestyle commitments.  More information on these value-add services will be announced soon.”