Malaysia

Last update: 30.09.2014 - older versions

A DAB+ workshop and trial was organised by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), ABU (Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union) and WorldDMB in Kuala Lumpur in February 2014, a day of field measurements. Field test measuring equipment was set-up to demonstrate to participants the effects of reception in a mobile environment. Various types of DAB+ radio receivers were shown to the participants during the field trip to show the performance of a receiver and its ability to playback text and images.

A proposal and recommendation paper is now being prepared by RTM for submission to the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia for consideration of DAB+ as a Digital Sound Broadcasting system for Malaysia.

Last update: 28.07.2015 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

There is currently one trial local multiplex on-air with 12 DAB+ simulcast services (7 from RTM and 5 from commercial stations).

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 12 0 12

Last update: 03.12.2014 - older versions

Malaysia has been running a DAB+ digital radio trial in Kuala Lumpur since October 2009. The technical trial is organised by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Telekom Malaysia and is supported by the regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The trial involves one transmitter on the Kuala Lumpur Tower plus five filler transmitters in Kelang, Bukit Lanjan, Bukit Sungei Besi, Kajang and Sepang. The trial is broadcast on Band III, Channel 11B and carries 15 DAB+ simulcast services and 1 exclusive data service (EPG).

Last update: 03.10.2013 - older versions

Key features of digital radio regulation in Malaysia include;

  • Band III has been identified for DAB
  • There is an allocation for a “Digital Multimedia Services (DMS)” in the L-Band (1452 – 1492 MHz)

The first edition of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s Spectrum Plan was released on 1 January 2002 which identified Eureka 147 (DAB) as a Digital Sound Broadcasting System (DSB) and has allocated spectrum in its Spectrum Plan.

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is the regulator for the converging communications and multimedia industry. There are two main broadcast groups under MCMC, Digital Sound Broadcast (DSB) and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). Both DSB and DTT have completed their standard submission for DAB and DVB respectively and the standards are now under public scrutiny. DSB proposed DAB and DMB as the DSB standard to MCMC. Due to the current development of DAB+, DSB is proposing DAB+ to the MCMC as an attachment to the previous document.

Enhancing Multiplatform Content: #DBS2018 officially begins
07.03.2018 - Commercial Radio Australia WorldDAB Member - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) WorldDAB Member - Malaysia Malaysia
Commercial Radio Australia CEO Joan Warner delivered a keynote address Leveraging your uniqueness in the face of digital disruption. “Gaining access to digital broadcast spectrum is key for all broadcasters,” said Warner. “Digital radio broadcasting multiplies radio’s unique ability to create content 24/7 and offer that content across multiple digital platforms and over digital frequencies which can [now] seamlessly integrate into smart connected devices.

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WorldDAB at ABU DBS 2018
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DAB+ workshop at ABU DBS
06.03.2018 - WorldDAB News - Malaysia Malaysia
Reflecting on the increasingly competitive market for audiences, Warner reminded delegates that radio continues to provide a valuable service to the community, and that by being free and accessible for all, digital radio preserves the innate ability of radio to provide connection and to share local stories.

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DAB+ in a Multiplatform World: #DBS2018
06.03.2018 - WorldDAB News - Malaysia Malaysia
Broadcasters from around the world gathered in Kuala Lumpur on Monday to up-skill on digital radio best practice at a WorldDAB-sponsored workshop, titled DAB in a Multiplatform World....

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WorldDAB lines Up speakers for ABU DBS 2018
06.02.2018 - Malaysia Malaysia
Speakers include Dave Cameron, general manager at Southern Cross Austereo; Joan Warner, vice president and Asia Pacific chair of the WorldDAB and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia; Lindsay Cornell, chair of WorldDAB’s Technical Committee and principal systems architect, BBC; Les Sabel from WorldDAB and Commercial Radio Australia; Bernie O’Neill, project director at WorldDAB; Ben Poor, project manager and the European Broadcasting Union; Nick Piggott, project director at RadioDNS; and Jørn Jensen, senior adviser at NRK.

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WorldDAB to sponsor workshop at ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium
05.02.2018 - Malaysia Malaysia
WorldDAB has announced the line-up of speakers and sessions for its upcoming DAB+ Digital Radio Workshop, set to take place in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, March 5 right before ABU's 2018 Digital Broadcasting Symposium. With more and more broadcasters implementing DAB+ in Asia Pacific, the workshop, entitled “DAB+ in a multiplatform world,” will discuss “how DAB+ can secure a strong future for radio.”

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WorldDAB announces speakers at ABU DBS 2018
05.02.2018 - Malaysia Malaysia
Representatives from across Asia Pacific and Europe will share best practice and case studies on how broadcasters around the world are growing new audiences and planning for hybrid radio. The second half of the workshop will feature three breakout sessions, during which participants can discuss key aspects of digital radio. Topics covered will include ASEAN Regulation and Policy, Planning for Rollout, Hybrid Infrastructure and Implementing Hybrid Workflows.

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DAB+ takes centre stage at 2018 Digital Broadcasting Symposium
01.02.2018 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) WorldDAB Member - Malaysia Malaysia
WorldDAB has announced the line-up for its popular DAB+ Digital Radio Workshop, taking place in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 5 March at ABU's 2018 Digital Broadcasting Symposium. With more and more broadcasters implementing DAB+ in Asia Pacific, the workshop, titled "DAB+ in a multiplatform world," will discuss how DAB+ can secure a strong future for radio. Speakers in this year's line-up include Dave Cameron, General Manager at Southern Cross Austereo in Melbourne, Asia Pacific Chair of WorldDAB Joan Warner, WorldDAB Technical Committee Chair Lindsay Cornell, Commercial Radio Australia's Les Sabel, and senior advisor from Norwegian broadcaster NRK Jørn Jensen.

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DAB+ centre stage at ABU DBS 2018
01.02.2018 - WorldDAB News - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) WorldDAB Member - Malaysia Malaysia
WorldDAB has announced the line-up of speakers and sessions for its popular Digital Radio Workshop, taking place in Kuala Lumpur on Monday 5 March at ABU’s 2018 Digital Broadcasting Symposium. With more and more broadcasters implementing DAB+ in Asia Pacific, the workshop, titled “DAB+ in a multiplatform world,” will discuss how DAB+ can secure a strong future for radio.

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Norway first country to switch off FM radio
14.12.2017 - Malaysia Malaysia
As scheduled, the country's most northern regions and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic switched to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in the late morning, said Digitalradio Norge.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 32.2 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 10%
Services: 12 DAB+
Last update: 18.02.2020

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