Category: DTT

Multimedios Television to expand coverage in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) started the bidding process for digital terrestrial television channels. Multimedios Televisión obtained a total of six new channels, which will expand its presence to more regions of the country. The value of the offer for the TV channels reached more than MX $ 647 million (USD 36.3 million). In this [...]

ANTV, EU boost digital TV deployment in Colombia

Colombia’s National Television Authority (ANTV) and the European Union (EU) announced the beginning of an agreement to support the migration to digital terrestrial television in Colombia. The agreement includes an investment of 8 million (USD 9.4 million) by the EU, which will target three key aspects: technical assistance to government entities, set-top boxes for the [...]

Mexico: 14 companies to compete for regional DTT channels

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) reported that 14 companies will participate in the tender process for 31 digital terrestrial TV channels. The interested parties have already submitted the documentation required by the regulator. IFT said that two other interested parties have withdrawn from the process but they will not be penalized because they “left the [...]

Sixteen companies are interested in DTT licenses in Mexico

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) reported that there are sixteen companies interested in the public tender process for 148 digital TV channels. IFT said there were nine other interested parties who did not meet some of the requirements. The process includes 148 transmission channels distributed in 123 coverage areas, 25 of them with 2 channels. [...]

Brazil completes analog TV switch-off in Goiânia

Gired, the group in charge of implementing digital TV in Brazil, approved the analog switch-off (ASO) in Goiânia and other 28 municipalities, which took place on June 21. The decision was taken after a survey by Ibope revealed that 92% of households have access to digital signals. Brazilian regulator Anatel reported that Goiânia has 505,504 [...]

Regional TV channels sign deal with TVN to broadcast the FIFA Confederations Cup on DTT

Regional TV channels have signed an agreement with Chilean public broadcaster TVN to offer through DTT the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, which has begun on June 17 in Russia. Under this agreement, TVN allowed the complete retransmission of the soccer event through their local signals, informed on its website the Chilean Undersecretary of Telecommunications (Subtel, by [...]

Ecuador postpones analog switch-off until 2018

Ecuador’s Telecommunications Minister Guillermo León announced that the DTT transition process, scheduled for June 30, 2017, will be postponed for at least one year. According to the ministry, it is a fundamental requirement that DTT coverage reach at least 90% of the population. Currently, the agency works to reach that ratio. The aim is to [...]

Uruguay’s POPTV still interested in DTT

Uruguayan channel POPTV is still interested in operating on the DTT platform, said the companys director, Pablo Arriola. In 2013, POPTV had received a license to operate a DTT channel, but the Uruguayan government reversed its decision and awarded it to the Giro consortium. Recently, the government agreed with the company Saomil SA (VTV) the [...]