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2m+ Mexican viewers without digital TV

March 20, 2017

By Chris Forrester

Mexico’s analogue TV switch-off went seamlessly as far as the technology was concerned, and digital TV adopted fully across the country last year.

However, a National Survey conducted by the nation’s Information Technology in Households study on behalf of Mexico’s National Institute of Statistics & Geography, has shown up more than a few problems, not least that 2.3 million households did not have access to digital TV.

The study, conducted during Q2 last year, admits that some households were still in the process of switching over to the new technology, and that about 28.7 million homes (92.7 per cent) receive digital signal through a DTT TV sets, pay-TV or on a TV with a set-top box. Another 4.8 million households have pay TV viewed through an analogue TV set, and 1.3 million homes own an analogue TV set with a set-top box, while 22.6 million have a digital TV set.

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