for Information, Communications and the Arts Dr Yaacob Ibrahim
said, "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".
adoption of DVB-T2 standard comes after a successful trial
conducted last year with MediaCorp and pay-TV operator StarHub.
The trial, which involved some 500 households in Ang Mo Kio
and Bedok housing estates, showed that DVB-T2 was suitable
for deployment in Singapore's urbanised environment.
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.