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Mexico starts DTT transmissions

October 15, 2012

By Chris Forrester

Mexico used a technology expo in Tijuana to start its digital terrestrial transmissions. Tijuana has about 1.7 million inhabitants, and initial tests started on October 11th, although formal transmissions will not start until 2013.

Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón told delegates that Tijuana, because of its proximity to the US border, would be the nation’s first region to switch off its analogue TV. The rest of Mexico is planned to switch by the end of 2015.

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