Jump to content

Sign in to follow this  
Ron12

Analog TV Switch-off in Singapore

Recommended Posts

I was in Singapore recently, and they are going through the process of switching to digital TV.  Here is a comparison of their transition to digital TV compred to ours.

 

Transition period

Digital TV in Australia launched on January 1 2001, while analog TV was switched off between June 30 2010 and December 10 2013 - a total of up to almost 13 years.

Digital TV in Singapore launched in June 2006, while analog TV will be switched off on December 31 2018, a total of around 12.5 years.

 

Analog Swithch-Off Date

Analog TV was switched off at different times in Australia, from June 30 2010 to December 10 2013.

Digital TV will be switched off in Singapore at the same time, on December 31 2018.

 

Transition to DVB-T2

Australia remained on DVB-T and is only lately experimenting with DVB-T2.

Singapore began DVB-T2 transmission in December 2013, and will completely transition to DVB-T2 when analog TV is switched off.

 

Warning Messages

Australian analog TV channels displayed a warning message that people need to switch to digital a few weeks before they were switched off.

Singapore's analog TV channels were already displaying the warning message in mid July (if not earlier), over 5 months before they would be switched off.  In addition, they have "Analogue" written below the logo, which had been present since 6 November 2017.

 

Pay TV penetration

Pay TV penetration is about 20-30% in Australia and much higher in Singapore, so a smaller proportion of Singaporeans have to worry about analog TV switchover.

 

NOTE: Some of the information above is from Wikipedia.

Edited by Ron12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes we should have started the planning phase of moving to DVB-T2 years.

 

Edited by bizzibee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By cafe67
      Hi, 
       
      off to singapore for a week soon.
       
      staying at the rendevous 
       
      https://www.google.com.sg/maps/place/Rendezvous+Hotel+Singapore+by+Far+East+Hospitality/@1.298702,103.8493145,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x873e3e522ce5befa
       
      recommendations on hifi and music shops 
×
×
  • Create New...