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Argentina sets new DTH rules

January 13, 2016

By Chris Forrester

Argentina is amending its broadcasting rules to create a new class of regulations covering DTH pay-TV satellite transmissions. The end result will differentiate terrestrial-based broadcasters and cable operators and those who transmit via satellite.

One batch of regulations (Argentina’s Digital Media Law) has just been re-issued, effective January 1st 2016, which awards existing broadcasters a 10-year automatic extension to their existing licenses.

Enacom, the media regulator, has set the new rules and is also upping the previous limits to cable operators from 24 active locations, and is also altering similar limitations on satellite players which restricted both pay-TV and FTA TV broadcasters to a single pay-TV signal.

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