SINGAPORE: MediaCorp will discontinue TV Mobile, the free—to—air mobile digital television broadcast service, next year.
A statement released Tuesday said MediaCorp has decided to terminate the service upon expiry of its current agreement with SBS Transit on January 1.
The company said the discontinuation comes from a careful evaluation of the viability of the service, as resources required to operate and maintain TV Mobile are substantial.
When the service was launched in 2001, it was the only platform in Singapore that offered digital content to public commuters.
MediaCorp said it will re—deploy all TV Mobile staff to other operations within the company.