Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Officially Ends Analog TV Broadcasts

- 03 November 2022 19:51 WIB
Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate, on the ceremonial of Analog switch off (ASO) on November 2, 2022, at 24.00 Western Indonesia Time. (Photo/twitter@kemkominfo)
Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Johnny G. Plate, on the ceremonial of Analog switch off (ASO) on November 2, 2022, at 24.00 Western Indonesia Time. (Photo/twitter@kemkominfo)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information (Kominfo) officially stopped analog TV broadcasts on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 24.00 WIB. Analog TV broadcasts have been on the air in Indonesia for the last 60 years.

The analog TV migration ceremony to digital TV was attended by the Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G Plate and the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD.

The initial phase of Analog switch-off (ASO) applies to 222 points, in the Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, and Tanggerang (Jabodetabek) area, and its implementation will be gradually expanded. In total, there are 514 points targeted to carry out ASO.

"This is a mandate from Law Number 11 of 2020 concerning Job Creation, which states that the terrestrial television migration will be completed no later than November 2, 2022, or a few minutes ago," said Mahfud MD through Kominfo's YouTube broadcast, Thursday, November 3, 2022.

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With the implementation of the television broadcast migration policy or ASO, the government has begun to distribute  1,055,360 units set top boxes or STBs to poor households. 

As for the Jabodetabek area, the distribution has reached 98 percent or as many as 473,308 units from the target of 479,307 units. Kominfo noted, as many as 60,791 poor households did not meet the criteria or failed to deliver.

Meanwhile, for poor households who had not received assistance as of last Wednesday, the Kominfo opened a complaint post. The public can contact the call center at 159 or the nearest telephone number for the nearest STB Assistance Handling Command Post.

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