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All systems go: RTM digital broadcasting trials fully successful

Jul 07. 2019
A file picture of Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (left) looking at a live broadcast control panel in Wisma RTM on July 12, 2018.
A file picture of Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo (left) looking at a live broadcast control panel in Wisma RTM on July 12, 2018.
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By The Star

KANGAR (Bernama): Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) is on the verge of switching to a fully digital broadcasting system, after trials proved successful.

Broadcasting director-general Abdul Muis Shefii said the trial run results of the station's two digital channels – the 24-hour Berita Ehwal Semasa (BES) news channel and the high-definition RTM Sports channel – had been very satisfying.

"The trial-run successfully met the required standards," he told Bernama at the Perlis Broadcasting Director Cup Futsal Carnival 2019 here Saturday (July 6).

Abdul Muis, however, did not give the exact date when a fully digital transmission would commence.

Previously, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo had reportedly said that RTM's transition from analogue to digital broadcasting was expected to commence in the middle of this year. 

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