The Government Will Banned Analog TV in 2022

The Ministry of Communication and Information (Kemenkominfo) will turn off analog TV broadcasts or Analog Switch Off (ASO) starting next year.

Thus, later analog TV broadcasts will be completely replaced by digital TV broadcasts. One of the things that people need to have in order to be able to watch digital TV broadcasts is a set top box (STB) decoder.

Digital TV STB decoder is a device that can convert digital signals into images and sounds that can be displayed on ordinary analog TVs.

In a Working Meeting and Hearing Meeting with Commission I of the DPR RI which was broadcast on the YouTube channel of the DPR RI, Tuesday (16/11/2021), Minister of Communications and Informatics Johnny G Plate said that the Ministry of Communication and Information had certified STB traded in Indonesia.

According to information from the broadcastdigital.kominfo.go.id site, to date there are at least 13 digital TV STB devices that have received certification from Kominfo.

The list is as follows.
The STB Akari ADS-168 is priced at IDR 650,000.
The STB Venus Brio has a price range of IDR 230,000 – IDR 255,000.
STB Tanaka T2 ranges in price from IDR 190,000 – IDR 200,000.
STB Matrix Apple price range of Rp. 200,000 – Rp. 255,000.
STB Evercoss STB1 ranges in price from Rp. 199,000 – Rp. 300,000.
STB Nextron NT2000-D – STB Nextron TR 1000 with a price range of IDR 259,000.
STB Evinix H-1 185 price range IDR 290,000
STB Nexmedia NA1300/DVB-T2 MPEG4 HD – STB Polytron PDV 600T2 with a price range of IDR 600,000 – IDR 700,000.
STB Ichiko 8000HD price range of Rp. 235,000 – Rp. 300,000.
STB Akari ADS-2230 price range of IDR 230,000 – IDR 300,000.
STB Akari ADS-210 with a price range of IDR 300,000.

The price ranges listed are search results from the marketplace and are subject to change. In addition to the devices above, several other digital TV STBs have also been listed on the certification site.postel.go.id, but may not have been added to the list.

The schedule for the ASO stages, starting in 2022, the Government announced that the ASO process will be carried out in three stages. The ASO stage will be carried out starting in 2022 with the following schedule:

  • Stage I:
    April 30, 2022 56 Broadcasting Service Areas: 166 districts/cities
  • Stage II:
    August 25, 2022 11 Broadcasting Service Areas: 110 districts/cities
  • Stage III:
    2 nov 2022 25 Broadcasting Service Areas: 65 Regencies/cities

Previously, the government set five stages of ASO starting on August 17, 2021 until November 2, 2022.

However, the plan had to be delayed due to several reasons.

On a separate occasion, the spokesman for the Ministry of Communication and Information, Dedy Permadi said that the first consideration was the government’s focus, which was still struggling with the handling of Covid-19.

Then the second consideration is the input from the community and other public elements, and the third is the technical preparation of the stakeholders to implement the ASO.