Mexico City’s analogue TV transmissions will go dark on December 17th, according to the country’s Federal Telecoms Institute (IFT). The nation’s second-largest city, Guadalajara, will have gone dark the day prior, on December 16th.
With these two major cities switching to all-digital transmission the nation’s transition to digital TV is near-complete.
The IFT regulator said the penetration rate for digital TV sets and decoders in the capital and eight other major cities across five states, including Pachuca, Puebla and Agua Prieta, had now surpassed 90 per cent, the legal requirement to switch off analogue TV transmission.
Contrary to some press reports that the digital migration will be delayed, the IFT also confirmed that the digital TV switchover will be completed by December 31st when the country’s TV transmissions will be only available in digital form.