KUCHING: A free mobile TV service will be launched later this year that can be accessed via smartphones and car TV systems.
The service will also be available in Proton vehicles equipped with car television, says Azman Fitton, vice-president of MYTV Broadcasting, which currently provides the Freeview television services.
The mobile service will be launched in December, he told Bernama after visiting the Gunung Serapi transmitter station here today.
However, the pre-launch of the streaming platform will take place in October, with a target of 20,000 viewers.
“We want more people to know about MYTV and attract young viewers because they tend to watch programmes through mobile phones,” he said.
The contents of the mobile service would be different from the existing broadcasts as they will focus on shows that are not aired in the mainstream media.
“For example, we will broadcast free sports programmes that cannot be watched on regular television. Users may have to pay a small fee to watch premium programmes,” he said.
The Gunung Serapi station is one of the 12 transmitter sites in Sarawak and 44 sites across the country. The transmitter will cover Kuching, Lundu, Asajaya and Bau.
Two more transmitter stations, one each in Perlis and Negeri Sembilan, will be built to expand coverage of digital terrestrial television broadcasts.