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Mexico donates 7m digital TVs

Mexico’s government says it is in the process of distributing 7 million digital TV sets to poor and low-income families in the country. The move is part of a total of 9.7 million TV set promise designed to ensure that every Mexican home has access to digital signals.

The government says the most recent distribution covered the regions of Durango, Hidalgo, Zacatecas, Sinaloa, Sonora and Veracruz. This distribution means that 75 per cent of Mexicans will have access to digital TV, according to the country’s Deputy Communications Secretary Monica Aspe.

Analogue TV is scheduled to be switched off on December 31st this year.

Admitting that the distribution of TV sets and converter boxes has not been easy, the government oficial said they were making every effort to complete the task by January 1st.

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