PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia will be fully switching to myFreeview Digital TV broadcasts later this month, said the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

MCMC said the transition of analog TV broadcasts to myFreeview Digital TV already began in the central and south regions on Sept 30 and the north and east regions on Oct 14.

Meanwhile, Sabah and Sarawak will be fully switching to digital tv broadcasts on Oct 31.

The commission said myFreeview Digital TV would give people the option to watch a variety of new television channels, radio and apps such as online shopping, current information and interactive education.

So far, 15 TV channels and six radio channels are available on the myFreeview Digital TV platform provided by the Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Media Prima, TV Alhijarah as well as Bernama News Channel (BNC).