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Singapore's Free-To-Air TV Channels to go fully digital by 2013 (Part 2)!

By InCinemas  /  19 Jun 2012 (Tuesday)
Benefits for consumers
Once DVB-T2 broadcasting begins, consumers can enjoy an enhanced viewing experience when watching MediaCorp’s free-to-air digital television channels. This includes sharper and clearer images, cinematic surround-sound effects, and new content and services such as an electronic programme guide.

(Frequently Asked Question - About Digital TV)

Consumers will have different options to tune into digital free-to-air broadcasts. Those who are currently watching MediaCorp channels via a StarHub or SingTel pay TV service are already receiving digital channels. Thus, no action is needed on their part2.

Consumers who are non-pay TV subscribers will need a DVB-T2 digital receiver and an indoor or outdoor antenna to receive digital TV signals on their current TV sets. MDA is working with manufacturers to develop the technical specifications suitable for Singapore’s digital TV receivers. These digital TV receivers are expected to be available in Singapore from early next year before MediaCorp starts transmitting the free-to-air channels digitally at the end of 2013.

2 However, should they have secondary TV sets not subscribed to Pay TV service, these TV sets would require a digital receiver and antenna each.

Visit MDA or Mediacorp for more information!

Benefits to Industry
Digital broadcasting uses fewer frequencies than analogue broadcasting. Thus, as Singapore switches over to digital broadcasting, frequencies that are freed up can be made available for other broadcasting and telecommunications services such as wireless broadband services. b
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