Analogue TV signals in Singapore turned off
Singapore transitioned from analogue to digital television (DTV) at midnight on Jan 1, 2019, paving the way for better quality pictures, superior sound, multi-language subtitles and electronic programme guides.
Singapore is among the latest countries to go digital, joining the likes of the United States, Canada, Japan and South Korea, as part of a global trend.
The Infocomm and Media Development Authority (IMDA) said that over 90 per cent of Singapore’s households were DTV ready.
It added that assistance will be rendered to the 10 per cent who have yet to make the switch.
Ms Aileen Chia, Deputy Chief Executive for Policy, Regulation and Competition Development for the IMDA said: “IMDA has set up DTV counters at all 106 community centres islandwide to better help residents. They are open from 2pm to 9pm till 6th January 2019. These counters have been welcomed by residents. So we encourage those who have yet to make the switch or who need help switching, to visit these counters for assistance.”