RTM heads for digital

Malaysia’s national broadcaster, RTM will broadcast 19 free-to-air television channels when it goes digital in three years, the New Straits Times reports.
The channels, which include some HDTV services, will screen 80% local content and producers have been told to fill 7,000 hours of airtime each month.
The national digital rollout will take place in 2012 with analogue switch off by 2015.
Trial digital transmissions to 1,000 homes began in the Kuala Lumpur area in September 2006.
Last year, RTM upgraded its five studios to produce live and recorded programmes in digital format
Source: Asia Pacific Broadcast Union
Item added: 9th February 2009