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Digital TV

last updated 28 November 2016

Digital TV is an advanced broadcasting technology that enables superior-quality pictures and sound. This technology supports two broadcast f​ormats, namely Standard Definition TV (SDTV) and High Definition TV (HDTV).

Compared to conventional analogue TV, digital TV allows for richer audio-visual experiences and opportunity for more interactive services.

Digital TV delivers higher-resolution pictures that are sharper and clearer, and free from the fuzzy images that are associated with analogue TV.

HDTV, for instance, enhances viewing experiences with a screen resolution of 1920 (horizontal) by 1080 (vertical) pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio, whereas analogue TV has a maximum resolution of 720 (horizontal) by 576 (vertical) pixels and 4:3 aspect ratio.​

Singapore’s free-to-air (FTA) TV channels began broadcasting in digital on 16 December 2013 using the DVB-T2 (Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation Terrestrial) broadcasting standard.

More information about digital TV, including when and how you can receive digital TV can be found on ​MediaCorp’s website​.​

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