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Mexico’s 2.8m digital TV give away

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) says it has distributed some 2.8 million digital TVs to poorer families as part of the nation’s commitment to convert from analogue to digital TV.

The government says it will subsidise a total of 13 million TVs and set-top converter boxes as part of the scheme. The IFT says that it will be announcing new tenders for the supply of these sets and boxes in the next few days.

Analogue broadcasting will cease by Dec 31st this year and the reduced costs receivers must be in place by November 15.

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