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.

DAB+ in a Multiplatform World: #DBS2018
06.03.2018 - 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....
From Radioinfo:

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.
From Radio World:

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.”
From Radio magazine:

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.
From Asia Radio Today:

DAB+ takes centre stage at 2018 Digital Broadcasting Symposium
WorldDAB Members News - 01.02.2018 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - 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.
From Radioinfo:

DAB+ centre stage at ABU DBS 2018
WorldDAB Members News - 01.02.2018 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - 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.
From WorldDAB:

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.
From Free Malaysia Today:

ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2018 dates announced
29.11.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
The 14th edition of the annual event will be held from March 5 to 8 with the theme "Enhancing Multiplatform Content". The symposium will address the technologies and techniques essential for developing engaging content to target the changing demands of audiences.
From Radio Info:

DAB+ workshop in Kuala Lumpur
27.07.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
WorldDAB, in partnership with the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and Asia-Pacific Institute of Broadcasting Development (AIBD) hosted a DAB+ workshop in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month. Read more at: http://www.asiaradiotoday.com/news/dab-workshop-kuala-lumpur © Radioinfo.com.au
From Asia Radio Today:

The radio world is watching Norway
WorldDAB Members News - 11.03.2017 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Malaysia - Malaysia - Norway - Norway
The radio world has been watching Norway to see if its bold experiment to switch off FM radio and replace it with DAB+ digital radio will be successful. So far so good, according to Jørn Jensen from Norway's national broadcaster NRK who provided an update on the digital switchover at ABU DBS 2017.
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Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 29.2 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 10%
Services: 12 DAB+
Last update: 05.06.2015

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