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post Mar 4 2012, 12:25 PM

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QUOTE(Qash-M @ Mar 4 2012, 10:41 AM)
Thanks for the update....not even reported in local papers, sometimes it's all talk no action mad.gif .....will keep an eye on this.... biggrin.gif
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post Mar 4 2012, 01:03 PM

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QUOTE(Qash-M @ Mar 4 2012, 12:47 PM)
Government already forgot it? THought so. laugh.gif  doh.gif  thumbup.gif

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post May 9 2012, 05:04 PM

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http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIM.../tmdtv/Article/

TM yet to decide on role in digital TV plan
By Goh Thean Eu
09/05/2012
KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd ™, the country's biggest fixed broadband operator, has yet to decide on which area of the country's digital terrestrial television broadcasting (DTTB) project it wants to take part in.

Bidding documents are already out and TM will have until July 24 to submit its proposal.

"We are still looking at it. The bid covers a wide scope, more than just back haul. We need to look at it closer before determining which part of the scope that we want to be part of," said group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa after TM's annual general meeting yesterday.

The proposal to build and operate the infrastructure and network facilities for digital terrestrial television, which will run on the 470MHz to 742MHz spectrum bands, involves the conversion of analogue technology to digital technology for all terrestrial TV stations.
Under the current setup, TV stations are individually licensed as content application service providers, whereby they install their own equipment at transmission sites.

By going digital, the players will need to migrate to a different band, which requires new infrastructure.

Therefore, terrestrial TV stations could be offering their contents by riding on the infrastructure built by the eventual bid winner.

The proposal is expected to attract many parties besides TM.

It is believed that other interested parties include Puncak Semangat Sdn Bhd, a company controlled by Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary and whose technical partner is Kordia from New Zealand, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd (which has a partnership with US-based Sezmi) and Maxis Bhd with Astro.

TM, which had set up its own data centre in Hong Kong recently, said growth for its ICT and business process outsourcing (BPO) division was expected to be strong growth moving forward.

It is also considering setting up a data centre in Singapore.

Meanwhile, the company said its Unifi customer base had increased to more than 347,000 subscribers as at May 7, which is an increase of 46 per cent from the 236,501 Unifi customers at the start of the year.

TM's Internet business, which are mainly Streamyx and Unifi, made up about 22 per cent of its total revenue last year. Voice business, though declining gradually, contributed 41 per cent to TM's revenue.

"It's safe to say that contribution from our Internet business to group revenue this year, in terms of percentage, will be the same as last year. But, it could be better as the demand for our Internet services is really good," he said.

The group will be spending about RM2.5 billion in capital expenditure this year, the bulk of it will be to roll out Unifi network, as well as improve Streamyx services

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post Jun 25 2012, 09:37 PM

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MHP_Portal & MHP_720Test are actually simulcast of HD5.....they have been removed since last week and is no longer on the airwaves/does not appear in scanning of channels.

Seems like Mediacorp is consolidating their resources on the testing of DVB-T2 channels, HD Suria, HD Vasantham & HD8 per the news released last week.......I do not have a DVB-T2 tuner....so can't really see if test channels are already in testing phase.


http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/sin...1208529/1/.html

Free-to-air TV channels to go digital from end-2013
By Hetty Musfirah | Posted: 19 June 2012 1003 hrs

SINGAPORE: All of MediaCorp's seven free-to-air channels will go fully digital by December 2013.

Four of the channels (Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham) will also be transmitted in high definition by then, while the remaining three (Channel NewsAsia, Okto and Channel U) will follow suit by 2016.

The move marks another milestone in Singapore's roadmap in making the digital switchover, where analogue signals will be completely switched off by 2020. This is the deadline that all ASEAN countries have agreed to switch off analogue signals.

Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Yaacob Ibrahim made the announcement at the opening ceremony of the Infocomm Media Business Exchange held at the Marina Bay Sands on Tuesday morning.

He said the move is made possible with the adoption of a new digital broadcasting standard known as DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcasting - Second Generation Terrestrial).

Dr Yaacob said digital TV not only offers better image and sound quality but also frees up scarce spectrum for other services such as wireless broadband.

To enjoy digital TV, the Media Development Authority said no action is required from those who currently subscribe to pay-TV with StarHub or SingTel, as they already receive the channels digitally.

Those without pay-TV can continue using their current TV sets but they will need to purchase an antenna and a DVB-T2 digital receiver.

However there is no need to rush for the receivers now, as they are likely to be made available in Singapore only from March or April 2013.

MDA said even when the free-to-air channels are transmitted digitally at the end of 2013, analogue transmissions will continue. The simulcast period is to give ample time for viewers to make the necessary adjustments to embrace digital TV.

Currently, about 4 in 10 households in Singapore do not subscribe to pay-TV. Among those who do, many have secondary TV sets that are not linked to a pay-TV service. For these two groups, they will need to purchase a DVB-T2 receiver and an antenna, and hook these to each of their current TV sets.

Without these, viewers will not be able to receive the free-to-air channels on their TV sets once analogue signals are switched off.

It is understood that the DVB-T2 receivers can cost between S$60 and S$100.

MDA said the picture quality and size that viewers receive will differ depending on the type of TV set. To reap the full benefits of digital TV and the high definition channels that will be transmitted, viewers may want to opt for a new digital HDTV set.

MDA said the adoption of the DVB-T2 standards comes after a successful trial conducted last year with MediaCorp and pay-TV operator StarHub. The trial, which involved some 500 households in Ang Mo Kio and Bedok, showed that DVB-T2 was suitable for Singapore's urbanised environment.

MDA said it will be working closely with MediaCorp, major manufacturers and electronics stores on an educational campaign to help consumers prepare for the digital switchover.

MediaCorp said: "As the planned switchover to digital broadcasting is scheduled to complete only by December 2013, we will make an announcement when more details become available towards the second half of next year."

Till then, viewers can attain more information on this website.

- CNA/ac/al/wm

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post Jun 26 2012, 11:50 PM

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f.y.i.; last line mentions Malaysia likely selecting DVB-T2

Singapore goes for DVB-T2

Jun 25, 2012 9:57 AM, By Philip Hunter


Read more: http://broadcastengineering.com/news/singa.../#ixzz1yumxgRZB

The latest DVB version of digital terrestrial, DVB-T2, is continuing to gain ground outside its European heartland following announcement of its adoption for Free To Air (FTA) terrestrial services in Singapore by the country’s Media Development Authority.

All FTA TV channels will go fully digital by the end of 2013 using the DVB-T2 standard, including the seven transmitted by FTA broadcaster MediaCorp.


The adoption of DVB-T2 comes after a successful trial in 2011 conducted by MediaCorp and pay-TV operator StarHub, involving about 500 households, demonstrating that the technology worked in the country’s largely urban environment. During switchover, there will be a simulcast period during which both digital and analogue FTA signals will be broadcast to ensure households have time to get set up for digital reception. The switchover will not be completed until 2020, in line with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations relaxed timeframe. Non pay TV customers will need a DVB-T2 digital receiver and an indoor or outdoor antenna to receive digital TV signals on their current TV sets.

The adoption by Singapore follows a vigorous and bullish campaign by the DVB to persuade countries outside Europe to adopt DVB-T2 rather than one of the other variants of digital terrestrial. Currently, DVB-T or DVB-T2 are deployed across much of Europe and Africa apart from the sub-Saharan countries, along with Russia, parts of the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

ATSC reigns in North America including Mexico, ISDB-T in most of South America and Japan, and DTMB in China. The DVB argues that neither ATSC nor ISDB-T exploit the spectral efficiencies now technically possible, being essentially older systems, and that for this reason DVB-T2 is being adopted whenever there is a proper assessment.


This was the case in Colombia, which diverged from the rest of Latin America by announcing in May 2012 it was deploying a DVB-T2 network rather than ISDB-T. The move was not a complete surprise, since Colombia had introduced the first generation DVB-T in 2010, involving a consortium comprising private operators Caracol TV and RCN TV. This consortium deployed 24 transmitters from the Rohde & Schwarz R&S NV8600 family, and these are now being upgraded to DVB-T2.

In Asia Pacific, Malaysia looks like joining neighboring Singapore in adopting DVB-T2, following trials now underway.

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post Jun 27 2012, 07:33 PM

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Not sure if there will be CI in the local boxes....have to wait till the boxes are out for retail. I stay near Johor.....does that means I can't receive Malaysia Digital channels if they adopt CI too? :'(
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post Jun 28 2012, 12:51 AM

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QUOTE(RAMChYLD @ Jun 27 2012, 08:45 PM)
Well, if Malaysia T2 is broadcast clear, then SG will be able to receive. But if RTM and MP decides to CI-protect their signal as well (may possibly happen), then SG will be blocked out of Malaysian TV. SG signal has a high probability of being CI-protected already because they need to pay TV license and their test signal is already CI-Protected.
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post Nov 27 2012, 03:29 PM

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for those interested in S'pore technical specs of DVB-T2 receivers......respondents include Dolby Singapore, Sony Malaysia, Toshiba, Mediacorp, Starhub etc.

http://www.mda.gov.sg/Reports/Consultation...T2Receiver.aspx


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post Dec 13 2012, 09:06 PM

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rollout timetable.

http://www.btimes.com.my/Current_News/BTIM...s/msee/Article/


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post Mar 12 2013, 11:32 PM

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Update on situation here for those interested.


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post Mar 13 2013, 06:47 PM

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Believe those in JB should be able to receive the spillover digital signals?
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post May 31 2013, 03:18 PM

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f.y.i.

Samsung & Sony models with DVB-T2 tuners in-corporated.

http://www.mda.gov.sg/Public/DigitalTV/Pag...SRReceiver.aspx
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post Jun 1 2013, 07:55 PM

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Sony Days SIN Catalogue and procing...

http://www.sony.com.sg/microsite/sonydays/index.html


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post Jun 3 2013, 10:49 AM

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What are the other 4 channels?
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post Sep 12 2013, 07:31 PM

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I am waiting for the DVB-T2 boxes to roll out here....am curious to see if can receive signals across the causeway since my area is close to JB. :-)
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post Nov 26 2013, 10:05 PM

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For those in JB areas, here are some info (as of 18 Nov 13) from a local forum site.....believe the HD channels (HD8, Suria HD & Vasantham HD) starts 1st week of Dec. HD5 is already transmitting:

UHF27 - 522MHz•Channel NewsAsia (SD) - live
•"Beautiful" SG (SD)

UHF29 - 538MHz•Test 1 - Taichi @ ECP (SD)
•Channel 5 (HD) - live
•Suria (HD) - disappeared now

UHF31 - 554MHz•Channel 8 (SD) - live
•Test 2 - NDP (SD)

I can't verify as I do not have a DVB-T2 tuner.
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post Dec 7 2013, 10:48 PM

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Just some pixs of Ch 5 HD for sharing. I do not have DVB-T2 tuner or STB hence only Ch 5 HD pixs to share.... New logo but promos n are still in SD. Will post Suria HD, ch 8 HD n Vasantham HD signals when SingTel or Starhub carries them next month.....but these 3 HD chs are already available over the air. Believe those in Johor with the right equipment can receive them. Below are frequencies for those interested from a local forum.

UHF27 - 522MHz

Channel U(SD) - live
Channel News Asia (SD) - live
okto (SD) - live


UHF29 - 538MHz

Suria (HD) - live
Channel 5 (HD) - live


UHF31 - 554MHz

Channel 8 (HD) - live
Vasantham (HD) - live


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post Dec 10 2013, 12:16 AM

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For those interested, This is the model of the T2 box currently available for sale in SIN, cost around S$120 plus.

I yet to have time to check it out at the malls.


http://www.skycomsatellite.com/index.php?o...w=article&id=72

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post Dec 17 2013, 01:04 PM

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Pixs fr a reader in Johor.

http://en.ocworkbench.com/tech/sample-imag...asts-mediacorp/
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post Dec 17 2013, 09:46 PM

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I am not getting the STB for now, waiting for mio TV and Starhub to carry it, hopefully next month. ;-)

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