RTM trial a success
The DTT trial run by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), was a success.
The trial which took six months from September 2006 to February, broadcast for five hours a day to the Klang Valley.
DTV programmes were tested on RTM1, RTM2 and RTMi.
Deputy Information Minister Datuk Seri Chia Kwang Chye said that 67 percent of the 892 viewers involved in the trial found the audio-visual quality of the DTV programmes to be of a high standard.
Some subscribers to the Astro Pay TV station, who also took part in the trial, said that the quality of the trial programmes were as good as those from Astro.
Chia said that RTM would be using terrestrial digital transmissions unlike Astro which comes from satellite.
The minister went on to say that the government would find ways to reduce the cost of set top boxes before it goes fully digital in 2015. One of those ways was to subsidies the cost of a box which is currently RM500/unit.
Source: Shelly Chong BERNAMA
Item added: 16th July 2007