Mexico’s DTT public consultation
October 21, 2011
By Chris Forrester
Mexico’s media regulator is to invite public discussion on how the next two free-to-air digital TV channels will be determined.
The idea is to gauge public demand for the channels, and whether they should be national or regional, and what interest there might be from organisations and broadcasters wishing to run the channels. The bidding process is expected to open before the end of next year.
One other option will be for Mexico to levy a fee from the winning broadcaster.
The consultation period will last for one month. There are 224 authorised DTT channels broadcasting either nationally or regionally in Mexico.