Malaysian Digital TV trial to start in September 2006

Malaysia will start its trial programme for digital television in September with an initial funding of RM75million.
Deputy Information minister Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai went on to say that the funding allocation would allow RTM to buy digital equipment for its transmission centre as well as the digital TV transmiter system.
The trial will start in the Klang valley under a one year pilot project and then expanded nationwide.
HDTV trials will also take place in 2009 according to the plan.
Analog services are expected to be closed in 2015.
Source: Malaysian National News Agency, BERNAMA
Item added: 18th January 2006