Friday, June 02, 2006

RTM DTV Trials on Target

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Deputy Information Minister Chia Kwang Chye on May 28 confirmed that the high resolution DTV transmissions pilot project across the Klang Valley around the capital was going to plan with the installation of the transmission centres at the Kuala Lumpur Tower and another point near Genting Highlands being almost 50 per cent complete.

Chia said the trials carried out by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) were funded by a special allocation of 70 million Malaysian Ringgit [US$1.00 = RM3.68].

State broadcaster RTM said that the digital broadcasts from Pay-TV networks Astro and MiTV should be matched by terrestrial TV transmissions.

RTM says the 2,000 digital set top boxes would be distributed to selected households by end of August.

The Malaysia "National Digital Task Force" had been entrusted by the Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department to monitor the progress of the implementation of the pilot project by the ministry.

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