RTM to have 19 digital channels

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Infor- mation Ministry will review the best mechanism to ensure every household enjoys free broadcasts when RTM shifts towards full digital broadcast by 2012.

Minister Datuk Ahmad Shabery Cheek said RTM would then have 19 free-to-air television channels compared with the current two.

However, he said, the only issue was how to equip each household with a decoder to receive the digital signals.

“We don’t know the cost of the decoder yet, and if it will be included in the overall cost of developing the infrastructure, or if the people would have to buy them,” he said. — Bernama