Honduras Prepares its Transition to Digital TV

As of April 27, 2020, the analog television signal will cease to operate in the country, which is why the channels must broadcast their content in digital format.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Representatives of the National Telecoms Commission (Conatel) urged the television channels that transmit their signal in the country to make their technical adjustments and test digital transmission before the announced date.

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Edith Copland, the commissioner in charge of the project, told Laprensa.hn that the goal of this migration is "... to make the sector attractive and for media owners to invest in improving their equipment and hiring more staff to develop new content."

The article reviews that "... Operators will have a 90% saving in energy consumption, since an analog transmitter needs 5,000 watts to operate and a digital one only 500."

CentralAmericaData reports that in the first half of 2019 the main importer in Central America was Guatemala with $50 million, followed by Costa Rica with $35 million, Honduras with $34 million, El Salvador with $28 million, Panama with $24 million and Nicaragua with $5 million.

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