Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will be launching a special terrestrial Education TV channel known as DidikTV KPM on Feb 17.
The Education TV channel will start broadcasting at 8am on Feb 17 and could be viewed via channel 107 on MYTV, 147 on Astro and ntv7 on TV Unifi from 7am until midnight every day.
This channel is currently occupied by Ntv7, which will be rebranded as the above-mentioned educational programmes takes up majority of the channel's airtime.
Ntv7 was launched in 1998 boasting of “feel good” shows. It was acquired by Media Prima in 2005, which also has TV3, 8TV and TV9 under it.
In the past four years or so, Ntv7 served as a shopping channel with a couple of content peppering its schedule. From 9am to Noon as well, the education programme Didik TV was aired.
This change marks a major overhaul to Malaysia's second-oldest private television channel.
As reported by Bernama, the setting up of DidikTV KPM is an effort by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to increase access to quality education for students nationwide.
The ministry added that the channel would air specially designed programmes based on the MOE’s curriculum and co-curriculum, aside from news on education, edutainment programmes, student-generated content as well as relevant international programmes.