Category: DTT

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 [...]

Uruguays 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 [...]

Argentina to expand DTT offer

The head of the Federal System of Media and Public Contents of Argentina, Hernán Lombardi, announced an update on the DTT lineup and the opening of a public tender in November to award new channels. Lombardi recently presented the two stages of the DTT lineup upgrade plan. In the first stage – between June and [...]

Brazil moves forward analogue switch-off deadlines

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) announced that the analogue switch-off in Goiânia and 28 other municipalities, scheduled for May 31, will be extended until June 21. According to the president of Anatel, Juarez Quadros, the deadline was extended because it was not reached the 90% of digitalization required to finish the process. . According to data [...]

Indotel wants to bring forward DTT transition process

The president of the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel), José del Castillo Saviñón, expressed the interest of the agency in bringing forward the transition process from analogue to digital television. According to the official, the country risks of staying out of technological progress if it does not start the process as soon as possible, local newspaper [...]

Ecuador readies for analogue switch-off

The Ministry of Telecommunications (Mintel) of Ecuador plans to start in June the transition process to digital terrestrial TV (DTT), according to the official information system El Ciudadano. “Ecuadorians should prepare themselves by purchasing TVs with ISDBT-Tb or International ISDB-T tuners, which are already available in the country”, reported El Ciudadano website. DTT receivers are [...]