Panama: To Implement Digital TV Starting September

In September authorities will start the program to implementation Digital Terrestrial Television using Europe's DVB-T format.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The National Authority of Public Services (ASEP) indicated that the implementation will include technical guidelines and regulations for radio and digital TV.

"To date, commercial TV channels are using channels 41, 42, 45 and 49 as digital test signals to replace analog," reported an article in Prensa.com.

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Tender for Telecommunications Supplies for $3 million

January 2013

The National Public Services Authority of Panama is putting out to tender the supply of 50,000 digital boxes for digital TV signals.

This tender is being performed as part of the transition to digital terrestrial television (DTT).

With the beginning of the transition of digital terrestrial television (DTT), on September 14, 2011, under the standard of Digital Video Broadcasting - Terrestrial (DVB-T), Panama marks a technological milestone of great importance for the transformation of television.

Costa Rica Begins Switch to Digital TV

September 2011

With the signing of two regulatory decrees, President Chinchilla has began the process of transition from analogue to digital television.

One of the decrees establishes a Joint Commission which will propose trade mechanisms and processes, standards and policies in the technical, economic and social areas, during the transition from analog television services to digital ones, as well as monitoring compliance with its recommendations. The commission will be composed of representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications, SINART, the Chamber of Info-communication and Technology, the National Council of Rectors and the Costa Rican Chamber of Information Technology and Communication.

Panama Adopts Digital Standards

May 2009

They are DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting) for digital terrestrial television (DTT) and IBOC (In Band On Channel) for digital radio standards.

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.

El Salvador Starts Process of Changeover to Digital TV

September 2012

In a maximum period of six years the country will migrate to digital TV and discard analog television.

The owner of the Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (Siget), Luis Mendez, said that within a month hearings will begin to determine the digital TV standard to be used in the country.

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