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Colombia delays analog blackout for 2021

Analog blackout had to take place in Colombia next December 31st But, according to the National Telecommunications Commission (CNTV) of that country, the deadline can not be met. The country is ready to regulate the blackout, but there is still a need for people, beyond receiving  DTT connection, to know how to use it and [...]

ANTV wants to change Colombian analogic blackout’s date

Analog blackout was scheduled for December 31st, 2019 in Colombia. However, that country’s National Television Authority (ANTV), has until March 1st  to make consultations to modify DTT transition date. Ending up analog broadcasts on December 31st, 2019 means a risk to continue providing the service, reason why these Authority has started procedures for a regulatory [...]

Colombia reached 5.9 million pay TV subscribers in June

Colombian pay TV market reached 5.9 million users at the end of the second quarter, according to data from the National Television Authority (ANTV). Of those total, 1.93 million or 32.7% were satellite TV subscribers. Thus, pay TV in Colombia had an annual growth of 6.75%, since in June 2017 ANTV had reported 5.53 million [...]

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 out of 1,122, with 40 stations that transmit the public network. Since 2015, coverage has [...]

Colombia withdraws convergent regulator bill

The Colombian Congress withdrew the bill for the creation of a single convergent regulator, which had been presented by the ICT Ministry. The initiative had been questioned by public TV channels. The project proposed to create a single regulator by merging the National Television Authority (ANTV) and the Communications Regulation Commission (CRC). According to El [...]

Colombia to move forward with DTT transition during soccer World Cup

Colombias National Television Authority (ANTV) wants to take advantage of the soccer world cup, the event that drives the sale of TV sets, to inform the population about the advantages of DTT, said in an interview with La República, the director of the National Television Authority (ANTV), Angela Maria Mora. The analog switch-off is scheduled [...]

ANTV, EU boost digital TV deployment in Colombia

Colombia’s National Television Authority (ANTV) and the European Union (EU) announced the beginning of an agreement to support the migration to digital terrestrial television in Colombia. The agreement includes an investment of 8 million (USD 9.4 million) by the EU, which will target three key aspects: technical assistance to government entities, set-top boxes for the [...]

Pay-TV penetration in Colombia would have reached 82.2% in 2015 according to the CRC

  According to a survey published by the Commission for Communications Regulation (CRC) of Colombia, Pay-TV penetration in the country would have reached 82.2% in 2015, adding those with a subscription and those with access to community services.   The TV Habits and Uses study, prepared by consulter Yanhaas, counted that 71.9% of respondents said [...]

Colombian TV operators demand the merger of telecom regulators CRC, Antv and ANE

  TV operators of Colombia demanded that the national government updates the Television Law and merges the three telecommunication regulators in that country: the Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC), the National Television Agency (Antv) and the National Spectrum Agency (ANE).   During the Andina Link 2016 fair, held in the local town of Cartagena de Indias, [...]