Argentina’s state-owned telecommunications company Arsat has announced that it will conduct a pilot test of analogue switch-off in the province of Tierra del Fuego, in the south of the country. Currently, there is a DTT antenna in Ushuaia, capital of the province, and soon another one will start operating in the city of Rio Grande.
In this way, people from the region will be able to access the DTT grid with channels TEC TV, Canal Encuentro, Paka Paka, TA TE TI, INCAA TV, Viajar, Arpeggio, Rock & Pop Se Ve, Construir TV, TV Pública, DeporTV, to which will also be added Canal 11 of Ushuaia and Canal 13 of Rio Grande.
The new tower in Rio Grande will cover 100% of the population of the city and is part of the 15 new towers Arsat will install during the year.
In addition, the president of the state-owned company, Rodrigo de Loredo, said that they are analyzing to provide a satellite solution in the town of Tolhuin for households with analogue TV.