Category: DTT

Colombia moves forward with DTT deployment

According to a report from the National Television Authority (ANTV), Colombia’s DTT already reaches 86% of the country’s population. The goal is for that number to increase to 92% by the end of this year. Currently, DTT covers 690 municipalities in Colombia out of 1,122, with 40 stations that transmit the public network. Since 2015, [...]

Grupo Multimedios to use Canal Once’s infrastructure for DTT

Mexicos Grupo Multimedios, owner of the Milenio TV channel, will use the infrastructure of Canal Once, which belongs to the National Polytechnic Institute, to cover Mexico City with the DTT channel it obtained in last years tender, reported El Economista. Both companies signed a passive infrastructure exploitation agreement, effective from January 1, 2018 to December [...]

RTS to broadcast 52 FIFA World Cup games in Ecuador

Ecuadorian free-to-air channel RTS announced that it will broadcast 52 games of the soccer World Cup in Russia, in HD, of which 32 will be live. The coverage will be complemented with new special shows. RTS already has experience in the transmission of this event. The station broadcasted Korea – Japan 2002 and Germany 2006 [...]

Net TV to launch on DTT in Argentina

Argentinas new channel Net TV, which belongs to Perfil Network, will start broadcasting trials on June 1 and will be officially launched in August on the DTT platform, the company reported through its newspaper. Recently, the president and CEO of Perfil Network, Jorge Fontevecchia, unveiled details of the project in a meeting with President Mauricio [...]

Peru promotes DTT with the arrival of the World Cup

The Vice-Minister of Communications of Peru, Virginia Nakagawa, recently participated in a seminar titled “Towards Russia 2018 with Digital Terrestrial Television”, where the use of DTT was promoted, taking benefit of the momentum generated by the World Cup. According to the Nakagawa, the World Cup is an appropriate occasion to address issues related to the [...]

Brazil has already distributed 9 million DTT kits

Seja Digital, the entity in charge of the DTT migration process, has already delivered, free of charge, 9 million kits in the country. The equipment includes the antenna, set-top box and remote control and is available for beneficiaries of social plans of the Brazilian government. Antonio Carlos Martelletto, president of Seja Digital, said that currently [...]

Chilean free-to-air channels want to postpone the analog switch-off

Chile’s free-to-air TV channels called for an extension of the analogue switch-off date, which is scheduled for 2020, due to the delay in the implementation of digital technology. The request came after a meeting between representatives of the Sub-secretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) and the television industry, reported La Tercera. According to the chairman of the [...]

Mexico to launch new tender for DTT channels

Mexicos Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) plans to tender new radio and TV stations in the second half of the year, according to the Annual Program for the Use of Frequency Bands 2018, published this week in the official gazette. According to the document, IFT plans to tender 58 commercial DTT channels, 22 channels for social [...]

Motorola launches digital TV mod in Brazil

Motorola has launched in Brazil a new mod for Moto Z smartphones, which includes an external battery and access to digital TV. Users who purchase the new device will have free access to the contents of Globo Play OTT service for six months. This new moto mod, called Moto Power Pack & Digital TV, was [...]

Nicaragua to reach 90% DTT coverage by 2020

Nicaragua carried out last week the first digital terrestrial TV trial through channel 6, using a transmitter donated by Japan. According to the director of the Nicaraguan Institute of Telecommunications and Postal Services (Telcor), Orlando Castillo, DTT coverage is expected to reach 90% of the country by 2020. The director of channel 6, Aaron Peralta, [...]