Telekom Malaysia, MyTV team up for DTT project
Rebecca Hawkes
| 20 November 2014
Telekom Malaysia and MyTV Broadcasting (MTVB) have joined forces to provide digital terrestrial television (DTT) infrastructure, network facilities and related services in Malaysia.

MTVB will run DTT services for a 15-year period, with an annual contract value of RM70.47 million.

"The subscription of DTT services from TM will allow MTVB, which has been awarded the licence by the government to operate the infrastructure and network facilities for DTT in Malaysia, to realise the migration of analogue terrestrial broadcasting to digital throughout the country by 2016," said Telekom Malaysia in a statement to Bursa Malaysia.

As part of the deal, Telekom Malaysia has committed to develop a terrestrial distribution network to connect MTVB's digital multimedia hub to 37 transmitter sites, ten regional hubs and two earth stations via a nationwide ring network.

The telco will also provide the broadcaster with fibre optic capabilities to enable the delivery of its digital services.

MTVB was established by Puncak Semangat specifically to build and operate the infrastructure and network facilities for the DTT project. Puncak Semangat is wholly owned by the Al-Bukhary group, which in turn is controlled by mogul Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary.