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Malaysia switching to full Digital TV by Oct 31

Malaysia switching to full Digital TV by Oct 31

Malaysia will be switching to full myFreeview Digital TV broadcast from analogue TV transmission on October 31, says the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

MCMC said the transition from analogue TV broadcast to myFreeview Digital TV will start in the central and southern regions on September 30, northern and eastern regions on Oct 14 while Sabah and Sarawak will make the switch on Oct 31.

MCMC said myFreeview Digital TV broadcast will give the people the choice to watch various television and radio channels and access new applications such as online shopping, current information interactive education.

So far, there are 15 TV and six radio channels on myFreeview Digital TV provided by Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM), Media Prima, TV AlHijrah and Bernama News Channel (BNC), it said.