MVS will have a DTT channel in Mexico City

MVS Communications will enter the free-to-air market in Mexico City. In June, regulator IFT authorized the transmission of channel 52MX using the frequency 6.4 that belongs to Multimedios, El Economista reported.
IFT’s approval comes after four years of dispute for regulatory issues related to MVS’s concession title and a conflict with the regulator in 2014 that made it even more difficult to enter the market. According to the file P/IFT/200618/434, December 2018 is the deadline for Multimedios Televisión to have operational all its channels, including the 6.4 that it rented to MVS. The Economist asked MVS on this issue but it has not yet received a response.
In 2014, MVS asked the regulator to modify its concession title to bring 52MX to free-to-air TV, but the IFT denied that possibility, claiming that the license was only for pay TV. MVS decided to go to court and the case finally reached the Supreme Court in 2017.
In its approval, the IFT determined that the agreement between MVS and Multimedios does not imply an additional or undue concentration of spectrum for any of the two parties.