Call for B40 households, OKU to apply for free myFreeview decoders


B40 households and people with disabilities (OKU) who have yet to receive their myFreeview decoders are encouraged to apply from now until May 31, said the Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

MCMC said those interested to get the decoders can check their eligibility and fill up the application form at or call MYTV Careline at 1800-18-1088/1-300-80-6988 to ease the distribution process.

“Any application made after May 31 will not be processed,” it said in a statement today.

MCMC said the initiative of providing additional myFreeview decoders were to ensure no one was left behind in getting easy access to information and entertainment through the free and quality digital TV broadcast.

“The government, through the MCMC has allocated an additional 300,000 decoders to B40 households and OKU across the country,” it said.

MCMC said it was in addition to the two million free decoders previously allocated by MYTV and the cost of these recorders were fully borne by the government.

After the May 31 deadline, the MCMC will be reviewing the eligibility of new applicants and the decoders will be delivered to the recipients via courier service in stages beginning June.

“Ground deliveries to groups will only be considered upon receiving permission from the relevant authorities,” it said.

MyFreeview is a digital TV platform with no monthly fees, featuring 15 high definition channels and six radio channels.