DTT tender expected before the end of 2009
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) will call for DTT tender bids in the third quarter of 2009 using spectrum from 470-742 MHz.
The winner of the bid will have to build a single DTT infrastructure for all broadcasters to distribute their digital TV programmes.
If approved by the Government a beauty-contest type tender bid is envisaged and the winner would be announced at the end of 2009 or in early 2010.
Analogue switch off is planned to take place by the end of 2015.
Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) has been conducting DTT trials since September 2006.
Source: The Star Online
Item added: 7th April 2009