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 (Panama, Panama Oeste and Colon) have implemented DTT technology, covering approximately 93% of TV households in these regions.
The DTT signal is also available in the main cities of the second phase, which includes the departments of Coclé, Herrera, Los Santos and Veraguas. In this way, DTT already covers 70% of homes nationwide.
The Panamanian regulator reported that at least eight of the TV brands that are sold in the country already have the DVB-T digital tuner, which allows receiving the DTT signal transmitted by the broadcasters.