Goodbye Analog TV Broadcasts in Indonesia!


Goodbye analog TV broadcasts, and welcome digital TV broadcasts in Indonesia! The Ministry of Communication and Information has officially stopped broadcasting analog TV on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 24.00 WIB. This analog switch-off (ASO) is in effect at 222 points, including Jabodetabek, and its implementation will be gradually expanded.

In total, there are 514 points targeted to carry out ASO. The analog TV migration ceremony to digital TV was attended by the Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny Gerard Plate and the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD.

“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.

In fact, analog TV broadcasts have been on the air for the last 60 years. In line with the implementation of television broadcast migration or ASO, the government has begun to distribute set-top boxes or STBs to poor households nationally. STB distributed in the amount of 1,055,360 units.

As of November 3, 2022, 476 thousand units or 99.3% have been given to beneficiaries in the Greater Jakarta area.

“The Analog Switch Off (ASO) in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Tangerang, and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) was held, after nearly 100 percent of RTM (Extremely Poor Households) whose names and addresses were listed in the Integrated Social Welfare Data (DTKS/Kemensos) and validated through data that the Targeting for the Acceleration of the Elimination of Extreme Poverty (P3KE/KemenkoPMK) has received Set Top Box (STB) assistance from the LPS’ commitment to multiplexing,” explained the Ministry of Communication and Informatics, in an official statement, quoted Friday (4/11/2022).

on Thursday (11/3/2022), the Director of Broadcasting of the Directorate General of Post and Information Technology (Ditjen PPI) of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics, Geryantika Kurnia, the number of STBs distributed nationally reached 5.6 million. For the government to distribute around 1.2 million units of STB.

The distribution is also carried out using a polling system or collecting in the ward and it is stated that the distribution is felt to be faster.

“Now everything is on its way, Bandung, Jogja, Semarang, Surabaya. We will prioritize Batam Kepri because the border has the potential to be noisy with neighbors. Then, Medan, Bali, Makassar, Palembang, Banjarmasin,” said Gerry.