RTM fully prepared to go digital


RADIO Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) is fully prepared to switch from the current analogue to digital broadcasting.

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

“The trial-run has been successful in meeting the required standards,” he told Bernama at the Perlis Broadcasting Director Cup Futsal Carnival 2019 in Kangar on Saturday.

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

Prior to this, Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo was reported as saying that RTM’s transition from analogue to digital broadcasting is expected to commence in the middle of this year.

Meanwhile, the carnival — which was held in conjunction with the 76th birthday of the Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Putra Jamalullail — was also attended by the Raja Muda, Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail. Also present was Perlis broadcasting director Ahmad Zaki Mustafa.

A total of 71 teams competed for a total cash prize of RM7,000. The Fighters A team won the Under-12 category, while Ally B team won the Under-17 category.