Malaysian digital TV trial program

Malaysia will launch a digital TV (DTV) trial program, in mid 2006, to pave the way for the national digitalisation drive, Malaysian Deputy Minister of Information Lim Siang Chai said on October 5th (2005).
Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) will lead the trial, which will cover 500,000 households in the capital Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding areas and last approximately 1 year.
The government will provide some families with one of the 2000 set-top boxes/digital receivers to conduct studies on viewer acceptance.
The government has proposed analogue shutdown in phases from 2008, finalising in 2015 when all analogue TV transmissions will have ceased.
Source: People’s Daily Online
Item added: 18th October 2005