Mexico DSO date slips

Mexico had planned to switch off its analogue TV signals in its border states with the USA on May 29th. That target date now looks like slipping to July, and perhaps later.

Last year a similar switch-off date for Tijuana also slipped but the authorities blamed that missed date on elections in the region.

Now, the Mexican Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) says the problem is the soccer World Cup in Brazil, scheduled for July, and the IFT says because of the soccer games it would be best to delay the switch-over to digital TV.

Mexico City itself is not scheduled to switch to digital until 2015.

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