According to the Honduran newspaper ‘El Heraldo’ web version, the country’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) reported that 190 TV channels have not implemented the analog blackout due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In April, the regulator reported that the migration to DTT, originally scheduled for last April 27th, was postponed due to the advance of Covid-19.
‘Upon exiting this crisis, this process will be concluded and all those channels that already broadcast their TV networks in digital format must maintain them. Those who already have the equipment can continue with their installation’, said Edith Copland, Conatel Commissioner.
Initially, the analog blackout was prevented to take place in Honduras on January 1st this year. However, the country’s regulator granted a general extension until April 27th due to a request made by TV channels, and warned that those who had not migrated to DTT by that date, would be penalized as of April 28th. The final deadline was affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and, until now, Conatel has not reported a new date to implement the analog blackout in the country.