What is DTT?
DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) is a new system by which Free-To-Air (FTA) TV broadcast e.g. from RTM & Media Prima are received without any subscription at all - no internet required. It is similar in concept to the way you had been receiving TV broadcast before this (analog), only with a new system (digital) with improved multimedia quality and capability e.g. Full HD picture, dual language capability, etc.
Trial with DTT started in 2006 with RTM, using the DVB-T system, limited to the Klang Valley area. In 2015, the government contracted MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd as the country's sole digital integrated infrastructure provider (IIP) to carry out terrestrial TV digitalisation, under the brand name MyFreeView. After two years of trial, DTT became official in 2017, and ASO (Analog Switch Off) was completed two years later on 31st October 2019. By now the only way to receive TV is Astro (Digital satellite), IPTV, and DTT by MYTV.
Note those who live near the border with Brunei, Thailand and Singapore may be able to receive DTT broadcast of those countries.
For now Media Prima, Bernama & RTM TV & Radio channels are receiveable, with more planned for the future.
MYTV website: http://www.myfreeview.tv
Frequencies around Malaysia
546MHz - 722MHz, 8MHz bandwidth, 256QAM, Guard Interval 19/256, COFDM (FFT) 32k FEC 2/3
Frequency list: https://www.mytvbroadcasting.my/pdf/Lists-of-frequency.pdf
How to receive:
Modern TV sets with built-in digital TV tuner (DTV / DVB-T2) with DTTV Malaysia Symbol
Old TV sets using DVB-T2 decoders, preferably with SKMM & SIRIM certification
Normal TV antenna, UHF (Ultra High Frequency), externally roof mounted highly recommended for trouble-free reception.
For areas out of DTT coverage, DTH satellite option is also available with the corresponding DST decoder. Note: DTH broadcast is FTV, not FTA like DTT.
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