Moving along with global trends, MediaCorp will be transmitting all its free-to-air channels in digital format come December 2013.
With the move towards digital TV, viewers will be able to receive better quality pictures, superior sound, multi-language subtitles and electronic programme guides where more information about TV programmes will be available.
While all seven MediaCorp channels will be broadcast in digital, four channels will also be in High Definition; Channel 5, Channel 8, Suria and Vasantham.
Do I Get Ready Now?
Digital TV broadcast will be progressively rolled out from December 2013. Existing analogue TV signals will continue to be broadcast alongside digital TV signals, for at least two years.
This means that viewers who do not make the switch by December 2013 will still be able to receive analogue signals on their current analogue TV sets.
However, those who make the switch to digital TV will be able to enjoy an enhanced viewing experience.
What Do I Look Out For In A Digital TV or Digital set-top box?
When you make your purchases, look out for the Digital TV consumer labels to ensure that you purchase products that will allow you to receive MediaCorp TV channels in digital.
Below are the labels to look out for which indicate that the set-top box or the TV with a built-in tuner (IDTV) that you are purchasing is digital-TV ready.
Enquire with the retail stores on the various TV models and set-top boxes that support DVB-T2 to ensure you make the right purchase.
Digital TV offers
Better Quality Pictures
Multi-Language Subtitles & Electronic Programme Guides for TV programmes
How Can I Get Digital TV?
For Pay TV subscribers
If you are a StarHub TV or SingTel mio TV subscriber, you do not need to do anything as you can already receive and watch the MediaCorp TV channels in digital quality through your Pay TV service.
For non-Pay TV subscribers
You have 2 options :
- Purchase an antenna and a DVB-T2 digital set-top box, and connect them to your existing TV set to enjoy digital quality.
- You can also consider purchasing a) an antenna and b) a new TV with DVB-T2 digital tuner (Integrated Digital TV or IDTV) to enjoy the wonders and beauty of digital TV viewing.
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MediaCorp’s free-to-air channels are now transmitted in digital format
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Singapore Digital TV compatible TV models listed are
- Samsung UA55F9000 TV
- Samsung UA55F8000 TV
- LG 47LA740T TV
Also listed is MARGON Home ANTENNA
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