Colombia and EU deliver DTT equipment

The European Union (EU) and the Colombian Government have delivered 2,830 DTT equipment in the department of Chocó (located in the northwestern of the country) as part of the digital TV implementation in the country.

The EU reported that on September 28 the equipment (set-top boxes and antennas) began to be delivered to households in the city of Quibdó, capital of Chocó. “Supporting Colombia’s migration to digital television is an example of the diversification of our cooperation,” said the European Union’s Chargé d’affaires in Colombia, Rachel Brazier.

The cooperation agreement between the Colombian Government and the EU includes a €8 million (USD 9.3 million) investment for the process of implementing the European digital standard, which has reportedly been adopted by 120 countries. Colombia is the only country in South America using DVB-T, since the rest of the countries have adopted ISDB-T.