Digital TV Assistance Scheme

The DTV Assistance Scheme was implemented in 2014 to help low-income households make the switch to digital TV so that they can continue to watch their favourite free-to-air TV programmes. In 2018, Dr. Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for Communications and Information announced that IMDA will offer a DTV Starter Kit to all Singaporean HDB households which do not subscribe to Pay-TV, thus helping these households continue to enjoy local free-to-air TV programmes after analogue TV signals were switched off on 1 January 2019.

IMDA will be offering a one-time free upgrade of the digital TV equipment for DTV Assistance Scheme households between 1 February and 16 April 2020. For enquiries, email us at

Last updated on: 11 Feb 2020