Almost all households ready for digital switchover

According to a survey commissioned by the Digital Switchover Committee in May, it is estimated that 4,760 households still rely on free-to-air transmissions received via conventional rooftop aerials to watch Maltese TV.

The full results of the survey may be viewed here.

The digital, free-to-air network has been up and running since December and all technical matters are concluded. Currently, the public broadcasting stations, TVM and ED22, are transmitting on this digital free-to-air network.

The necessary legal and administrative matters are in their final stages. Following the adoption of the amendments to the Broadcasting Act, the Broadcasting Authority will be in a position to launch a selection process to determine which additional, interested stations will be carried on this network.

Those households not equipped to receive digital signal are encouraged to prepare themselves for the change as conventional transmissions will soon be switched off.

Further information may be sought by calling on Info line 153 or by logging on to the DSO website by clicking here.