Tag Archives: DTT

Panama’s DTT rollout moves forward

The National Authority of Public Services (Asep) presented the results of its annual report and provided details of the progress in the deployment of digital terrestrial television (DTT). The analogue switch-off is scheduled for 2019. According to the document issued by the entity, all TV concessionaires operating in the departments included in the first phase [...]

Cuba to start analogue switch-off in July

Cuba plans to start a partial analogue switch-off in July, according to local newspaper Granma. DTT coverage is expected to reach 100% of the country within a period of three years. The first stage of the gradual process will begin in the municipality Isla de la Juventud (west) and in five municipalities in the central [...]

Colombia to move forward with DTT transition during soccer World Cup

Colombias National Television Authority (ANTV) wants to take advantage of the soccer world cup, the event that drives the sale of TV sets, to inform the population about the advantages of DTT, said in an interview with La República, the director of the National Television Authority (ANTV), Angela Maria Mora. The analog switch-off is scheduled [...]

Nicaragua to carry out first DTT trial

The Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Post (Telcor) will carry out on March 21 the first DTT trial in the country, in cooperation with the Government of Japan, said the vice president of Nicaragua, Rosario Murillo. The first digital TV signals will be delivered through channel 6, the executive explained, according to El Nuevo Diario. [...]

Chile moves forward with DTT transition

Chile’s Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) has opened the public tender to award Ch$ 5.7 billion (USD 9.7 million) for the subsidy of DTT systems for regional or community channels. With this initiative, the government seeks to move forward with DTT transition by providing funds for the purchase of equipment such as set-top boxes, transmitters, antennas, [...]

70% of Digital Migration completed in Burkina Faso

On December 28, 70% of the population of Burkina Faso switched to digital terrestrial television (DTT). The infrastructure installed for the project was commissioned by Sherif Sy, the High Representative of the Head of State. At the moment, fourteen channels are accessible via DTT signals. According to Rémi Fulgence Dandjinou, Burkinabe’s Minister of Communication, “the [...]

DTT coverage in Cuba reaches 60% of the country

Digital terrestrial TV in Cuba reaches 60% of the national territory. Until September of this year, 1.5 million decoders and more than 230,000 hybrid HD TV sets were sold, according to data provided in the 5th edition of Digital Television Forum, held last week. Hugo Andrés Fernández, engineer of the Business Group of Information Technology and [...]

Mexico raises USD 84.4 million in DTT tender

Mexican Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) reported that the 13 participants of the new DTT tender paid MX$ 1,614 million (USD 84.4 million) for 32 signals for 29 coverage areas in different regions of the country. Between December 18 and 20 of this year IFT plans to deliver the concession titles for the commercial use [...]

Paraguay wants to ban analog TV sets imports

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) and the Paraguayan Customs want to ban non-digital TV sets imports in the country with the aim of preparing the population for the analog switch-off, which will take place in 2020. This was announced by Conatels Radiocommunication manager, Alberto Ishibashi, according to local [...]

Argentina and Paraguay sign TV content agreement

Argentina and Paraguay have signed a content deal that includes the broadcast of public television channel Paraguay TV on Argentinas DTT platform, starting in October. The agreement was signed by the head of the National Information and Communication Secretariat, Fabrizio Caligaris, and the head of the Federal System of Media and Public Content of Argentina, [...]