Bolivia delays DSO
December 8, 2021
By Chris Forrester
Bolivia’s digital terrestrial TV adoption has slipped to – at best – the tail-end of 2024. But the final locations will not be installed until the end of 2028 which is more than 3 years later than originally proposed.
The country’s government has agreed to see analogue TV switched off initially in its first phase in the cities of Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz de la Sierra. The aim is then to see DTT used with Japan’s ISDB-T protocol.
According to the government’s statement the technology developed in Japan will allow companies to broadcast in better quality, enable a greater number of channels and incorporate new tools and guides for programming, interactivity and mobile television, among other possibilities.
Phase III of the conversion process will take place by November 2028, says the government.