Panama Adopts Digital Standards
They are DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting) for digital terrestrial television (DTT) and IBOC (In Band On Channel) for digital radio standards.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Executive Decree No. 96, from May 12, 2009, added that the current analogue TV or radio operator is entitled to operate a digital channel or frequency for 10 years.
With the 11 licenses granted by the State concessionaires who currently broadcast in analog and interested parties begins the testing phase prior to the planned transition in 2017.
The National Telecommunications Commission has made a change to a previous resolution which provided for the adoption of the ATSC standard.
The National Public Services Authority of Panama is putting out to tender the supply of 50,000 digital boxes for digital TV signals.
In September authorities will start the program to implementation Digital Terrestrial Television using Europe's DVB-T format.
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