The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has identified seven distribution centre locations in Sabah and Sarawak where the low-income B40 and Person with Disabilities (PWD/OKU) groups can claim their free myFreeview decoders, starting 15 February.
In an official statement on 14 February, the MCMC said that the free decoders can be collected at the select locations from 9.00AM to 4.30PM at specified dates.
Decoder distribution location in Sabah
|Kota Kinabalu||Kompleks Bersepadu KKMM, Off, Jalan Lintas, Kepayan||20-22 Feb|
Decoder distribution locations in Sarawak
|Kuching||Aeroville Mall, Kuching|
Lot 19923 (Phase 2) Block 11, Jalan Stutong Baru
|E-Mart Batu Kawah, Kuching|
Lot 6369, Block 225 KNLD, 4th Mile, Jalan Batu Kawa, Taman Desa Wira
|Miri|| E-Mart Tudan, Miri|
Emart Commercial Centre Block B, Phase 3, Jln Tudan, Tudan
|Dewan Suarah Miri, Miri|
|Bintulu||Times Square Mall, Bintulu||1-2 Mar|
|Sibu||SMK Nangka, Sibu|
Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Pekan Sibu
The public is advised to bring their NRIC for verification.
How to check/claim
To check if you’re eligible to receive a free myFreeview decoder, follow these steps:
- Via SMS: Type MYTV <space> DEKODER <space> <NRIC Number> and send to 15888; or
- Visit https://status.mytvbroadcasting.my/; or
- Contact the myFreeview Customer Support at 1800-18-1088. 1-300-80-6988 from 8AM to 10PM daily, including public holidays.
Those from B40 households eligible for the free myFreeview digital TV decoders may submit their application via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, digital TV
The government first announced the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Project in 2017—an initiative to migrate the country’s analogue broadcast system to a fully digital implementation. Named myFreeview, the service offers popular TV and radio channels for free, without any subscription fees.
MyFreeview currently broadcasts 15 free-to-air TV channels namely TV1, TV2, TVi, TV3, ntv7, 8TB, TV9, TV AlHijrah and Bernama News Channel (BNC), and six radio channels, the government plans to at least double the number in the near future, including interactive services.
MYTV Broadcasting Sdn Bhd was appointed to operate the DTT infrastructure and network; the sole infrastructure provider license holder responsible to build and operate myFreeview for 30 years.
As of 31 October 2019, Malaysia has officially switched over from analogue to a digital TV system. Malaysia is the third country in the region to move to an all-digital broadcast system after Singapore and Brunei. The country will also be one of 60 countries in the world to say goodbye to analogue TV.
To enjoy MyFreeview, all is required is a decoder and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) aerial connected to a TV set. Alternatively, you can buy a new TV that is equipped with a digital TV tuner. All you’ll need is a UHF analogue aerial.
For more information, visit MYTV.