Category: DTT

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 [...]

Panama to start analogue switch-off in October 2018

The Authority of Public Services of Panama (Asep) opened a public consultation with the objective of receiving opinions and comments on the end of analogue transmissions and the implementation of DTT in the country. The consultation opens the debate on the analogue switch-off in the provinces of Panama, Panama West and Colon, which are part [...]

Argentina’s soccer to remain on DTT until year-end

The matches of the Superliga, the new national soccer tournament, which began last weekend, were available on Argentinas DTT platform and according to Arsat president Rodrigo de Loredo, will continue to be transmitted on digital TV “for three or four more months.” “The TDA (Open Digital TV) will continue to broadcast soccer for several more [...]

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 [...]