Advanced Television

DVB choice under question in Colombia

December 6, 2010

By Chris Forrester

The decision to adopt the DVB digital television standard in Colombia has been suspended. There are local reports of “irregularities” over the decision-making process which ended up with DVB being selected.

According to the El Espectador newspaper, the Colombian State Council has accepted the request to cancel the DVB decision pending a decision on whether adoption procedures – taken by the National TV Commission – were breached.

One of the local grumbles is that Europe has not delivered the economic support it promised should DVB be adopted.

Either way, the delay re-opens the doors for the Japanese/Korean ISDB system, or the USA’s ATSC technology, to be adopted. Both have seen considerable success in being adopted by Colombia’s neighbours.

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