Category: DTT

Canal 1 announces new programming

A few months after its launch, Colombias Canal 1 continues to grow its audience and is already preparing its 2018 programming that will feature varied content, at different times, including national productions, Hollywood series and films, reality shows, international series and the channel’s Information System. The new season of the competition reality show “Guerreros”, programs [...]

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 [...]

RCN to launch children’s channel on DTT

Colombias RCN will launch on October 9 the new children’s channel Tacho Pistacho, which will be available on the DTT platform. It will include titles such as El Chavo del Ocho, Caillou, Sabrina and Inspector Gadget, among others. “This children’s channel comes to meet a need for entertainment in Colombian families. It’s a new alternative [...]

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, [...]

Rio de Janeiro readies for digital TV

The president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Juarez Quadros, delivered in Rio de Janeiro the 700,000th TDT kit, which are being distributed to beneficiaries of the governments social plans. Quadros confirmed that Rio de Janeiro and 17 other municipalities will switch off analogue TV on October 27. In total, 1.25 million kits will be distributed [...]

Colombia and EU deliver DTT equipment

The European Union (EU) and the Colombian Government have delivered 2,830 DTT equipment in the department of Chocó (located in the northwestern of the country) as part of the digital TV implementation in the country. The EU reported that on September 28 the equipment (set-top boxes and antennas) began to be delivered to households in [...]

US broadcast-only TV households grow 41% in five years

US broadcaster ION Media commissioned a study that revealed that the number of broadcast-only television households has risen 41% to 15.8 million over the past five years. The study, made by Nielsen, shows that broadcast-only homes have a higher percentage of young viewers (median age 34.5) than total TV households (39.6). Additionally, 39% of broadcast-only [...]

Bolivia to switch off analogue TV in 2019

The President of the Authority for the Regulation and Control of Telecommunications and Transport (ATT), Roy Méndez, said that in November 2019, the analogue switch-off will take place in La Paz, El Alto, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz.  According to La Jornada, the executive also said that they are holding meetings with television companies to clear [...]