- Aug 9, 2011
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Analogue tv transmission Singapore (including ASEAN ) will stop. It is just a question of when will it happen.
When it happens, Starhub will have no analogue source from MediaCorp to continue. Digital source will continue. mingfreakrsx is right.
Quote from MDA (http://www.mda.gov.sg/NewsAndEvents/PressRelease/2012/Pages/19062012.aspx):
“The world is switching from analogue to digital TV broadcasting as digital TV not only offers better image and sound quality, but also frees up scarce spectrum for other services, such as wireless broadband,” said Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts Dr Yaacob Ibrahim at the opening ceremony of Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX) on 19 June 2012 at the Marina Bay Sands.
To ensure a smooth switchover, there will be a simulcast period, where both digital and analogue free-to-air television signals will be broadcast to ensure all households have time to get accustomed to receiving their free-to-air TV signals digitally. Singapore will complete the switchover from analogue to digital broadcasting by 2020, in line with ASEAN’s agreed timeframe for making the switch."
Analogue will be stop in 2-6 yrs time but it does not meant that cable point will be removed because it also has digital broadcast which Starhub TV is using for their pay TV and many yrs ago I am already using HD Set top box for my family. They will cut the analogue channels and digital channels will remain in the cable point for pay TV user. The cable point is also for cable broadband user to surf the internet.
Some of u may not have used cable tv and cable BB so will get it mixed up.