Panama Debuts Open Signal TV in Digital
The State Service of Radio and Television (SERTV) offers viewers a digital format with open signal.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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.
With the approval of the "Act of Implementation of Digital Television”, the government will announce by the end of the year the transition of technologies.
Costa Rica has initiated meetings to address the change to digital television looking to the Spanish company Ingenia-Telecom as neutral mediator between the government and operators.
A study by the Superintendency of Competition highlights concentration in the market for broadcast TV and suggests accelerating the transition to digital in order to incorporate new operators.
Representatives from the different Digital TV standards are in the country, explaining the benefits of their technologies.
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