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Mexico launches tender for 148 FTA channels

November 23, 2016

Mexico’s telecoms regulator has launched a tender for 148 television channel concessions across the country, in a bid to open up the market, provide greater coverage options, and drive competition.

The 148 concessions are spread across 124 separate coverage zones in Mexico, and provide access to channels 7-13 and 14-36 on the free-to-air network, the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) said in a statement. Participants must express interest by December 23rd and the winner will be announced by December of next year, the IFT said.

Mexico’s FTA TV market is currently dominated by Televisa and TV Azteca.

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