Malaysia Broadcast Specifications and Requirements

Regions Covered

✔ Malaysia

To maintain a consistently high quality product, XR requires all material to be supplied to the following specifications:

Requirements at a glance

Unique identifier(s):

YYMMDD-TITLE-LAN-030-BROADCASTER-HD

YYMMDD: First air date

LAN: Language (MAL = MALAY / MAN = MANDARIN / CAN = CANTONESE / ENG = ENGLISH / TAM = TAMIL /HOK = HOKKIEN)

030: Duration (e.g. 030 for a 30 second TVC)

BROADCASTER: ASTRO = ASTRO / MEDIA PRIMA = MP / RTM = RTM

HD: For HD format

Pre/post roll: No
HD/SD: HD
Audio: Max Peak -10dBFS
Clearance: Yes

Content Layout

For this region a clock/slate is not required

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File Specification

Format XDCAM 1080/50 Apple ProRes 422HQ 1080/50
Container MOV or MXF MOV
Video Codec XDCAM 422 Apple Quicktime ProRes 422 (HQ)
GOP Long GOP -
Profile MPEG-2 422P@HL HQ
Frame Size 1920x1080 1920x1080
Frame Rate 25 FPS 25 FPS
Scan Type Interlaced, Upper/Top Field First Interlaced, Upper/Top Field First
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Pixel Aspect Ratio Square Pixels (1.0) Square Pixels (1.0)
Video Bit Rate 50Mb/s CBR -
Chroma 4:2:2 4:2:2
Audio Codec Integer (Big/Little Endian) PCM Integer (Little Endian) PCM
Audio Bit Depth 24bit 24bit
Audio Sample Rate 48kHz 48kHz
Audio Bit Rate Uncompressed Uncompressed

Title Safety

EBU R.95-1

All graphics, text, and frame composition elements should be placed within the title safe area to prevent key content from being cut off.

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Video Levels

All video signals should comply with ITU-R BT.709-5 and video signals should not exceed the specified limits.

Video levels should not exceed 700mV, or fall below 0mv

Luminance (Y) -1% and 103%
(between -7mV and 721mV)
RGB video levels -5% and 105%
(between -35mV and 735mV)


Audio Levels

Max Peak -10dBFS

  • Permitted Maximum Level : -10dBFS / +10dBu
  • Alignment Level : 1kHz@ -20dBFS
  • Ballistic : PPM Type II

Audio Channel Configurations

Stereo
Channel # Audio
1 Stereo Left
2 Stereo Right

Subtitles/Captions

This region can only accept open/burnt in captions. 


Audio Description

Audio Description isn't currently supported in this region.


Clearance 

All commercials must be cleared by the censorship department. For censorship applications, the requirements are as below:

• Storyboard (STB) in full colour

• Low res MP4

• Additional documents such as Proof of Claims (POC) or any other supporting documents


Other Important Information 

Radio Television Malaysia (RTM) - The full KP number must be present in-vision for the first 5 seconds of the commercial. Example layout: K/P: KKMM/060/2017

Media Prima and RTM - It is mandatory to attach to the order all supporting documentation.


 

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