Panama: Cable & Wireless to Offer Digital TV

Before the end of the year, the company will offer its clients high definition digital television at competitive prices.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This way, the company is expanding its products portfolio, which also includes fixed and mobile telephony, as well as internet.

From "The Public Services Authority (ASEP) confirmed that in 2010, the country will begin a migration from the current analogous television systems, to digital. The schedule projects to end traditional broadcasts in 10 years, with all receivers converted to digital or using signal converters".

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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.

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: To Implement Digital TV Starting September

January 2011

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

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

Panama Debuts Open Signal TV in Digital

December 2009

The State Service of Radio and Television (SERTV) offers viewers a digital format with open signal.

The country's State Radio and Television Broadcasting Service (SERTV), chose the European standard DVB-T (Digital Video Broadcasting). In its first phase, they will focus on transforming the analogous signal, and once ready they will offer additional services, such as making payments or requesting medical appointments.

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