Tag Archives: DTT

Chilean TV channels want to postpone analog blackout for April 2025

Chilean National TV Association (Anatel) asked the Telecommunications Sub-Secretary (Subtel)  to extend for five more years the deadline to develop the analogue blackout in that country. Analog broadcasts end were originally planned for April 2020. The request is based on Law 20,750, which establishes that one year before the deadline, it is possible to ask [...]

Mexican Radio Centro Group to broadcast on FTA with Channel 8

Mexican Radio Centro Groups (GRC) president, Francisco Aguirre Gomez, confirmed that the company will start broadcasts on FTA TV in October, through Channel 8 DTT. Businessman expressed that the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) supported to install its operations center in Cerro de Chiquihuite, CDMX, and in Cerro de Tres Padres, State of Mexico. We already [...]

TVs from Panama must be sold with tuners for digital TV

Panamanian Public Services National Authority (ASEP)  reported that since April 1st all economic agents that market TVs in the country must sell them with the digital TV or DVB-T tuner incorporated, so that they can receive digital broadcasts. Panama, Colombia and some Caribbean territories have chosen this European standard for DTT. The only exception to [...]

DTV Play improves Smart TVs in Brazil

Brazilian Digital Terrestrial TV System (SBTVD), responsible for DTT development in Brazil, announced the launching of DTV Play latest version, which will allow access to Smart TVs applications without leaving FTA TV content . Up to now, to watch any Internet content, clients had to leave the TV and search from the applications menu the [...]

Argentina puts off analog blackout for 2021

Argentine Government ordered by decree to postpone the analog blackout for two years, originally scheduled for this year August 31st. Decree 173 delays the deadline for TV broadcasters to migrate to digital ones, and establishes the new analog blackout date for August 31st, 2021. As reported by the National Telecommunications Agency (Enacom), the deadline for [...]

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 [...]

Costa Rica advances in analog blackout’s implementation this year

According to Luis Adrián Salazar, head of Costa Rican Science, Technology and Telecommunications Ministry (MiCiTT), the country shows a significant advance to develop the analog blackout, which will take place this year, despite some inconveniences that the country is having. We could be 75% advanced with that project. No one will be disconnected or remove [...]

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 [...]

Anatel decides in April how to invest after TV digitization in Brazil

Brazilian Government, together with National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), telecommunications and TV companies, postponed to April the decision on how to invest money from analog TV channels replacement first step in Brazil, which is estimated in USD 236 million.  Union General Advocacy (AGU) will establish legal limits in the use of money. Moisés Moreira, Anatel adviser, [...]

Anatel decides how to invest after Brazilian TV digitalization

Last Friday, February 1st, telecommunications companies deadline to submit to  National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) projects to use approximately USD 218.7 million after finishing Brazilian digitizing TV process met. Moisés Moreira, Anatel adviser, said he will wait for the decision of the Union General Advocacy (AGU) to determine how to invest the money. Moreira explained that [...]