Full shutdown of analogue tv broadcast by third quarter

Full shutdown of analogue tv broadcast by third quarter

KUALA LUMPUR: The Communications and Multimedia Ministry is confident analogue television broadcast will be switched off by the third quarter of this year for a complete transition to digital broadcast.

Its Minister, Gobind Singh Deo said the migration process from analogue to digital will start this month.

“We are in the process of an analogue shutdown as we want to start digital system throughout Malaysia. I can say our effort to shut down analogue broadcast 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,” he said during Ministers’ Question Time at Dewan Rakyat today.

He was replying to a supplementary question by Datuk Seri Hasan Arifin (BN-Rompin) on whether the government proposes to close the analogue system in the country.

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