Malaysian Transit-TV operator Asia Media Sdn Bhd was allocated three L-band blocks for the deployment of a dozen T-DMB program channels, including digital television, radio and data channels, by Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
T-DMB is part of the Eureka-147 DAB family of standards for digital radio and multimedia broadcasting.
Asia Media has deployed L-band-based digital multimedia services to all city transit buses in the Klang Valley, the metropolitan region including the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. The new T-DMB services will be in addition to this existing Transit-TV network.
“We would like to work closely with digital TV receiver manufacturers to integrate the L-band T-DMB receivers into the car navigation systems, mobile phones, portable media players, notebook computers, as well as our transit-TV network in city and express buses,” said Asia Media CEO Ricky Wong. “This is an ideal technology innovation in transmitting live contents onto moving vehicles, especially buses, trains and other public transportation vehicles that operating within city center.”