Minister confirms Malaysian DTT trial

Information Minister Datuk Zainuddin Maidin confirmed on the 29th March that Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) would begin its digital television broadcasting trial run from September.
He said that the trial will continue for 6 months until February 2007 for five hours daily from 7pm to midnight.
During the trial, DTT will be broadcast on three channels, RTM1, RTM2 and a new channel to be introduced.
The trial will take place in the Klang valley, as previously reported and 1000 selected homes will be issued with a set top box dependant on fitting pre-defined viewer criteria.
Various tests and studies will be carried out during the DVB-T trial period including interactive services.
Source: Daily Express (Malaysia)
Item added: 11th April 2006