Europe's DVB the 'cheapest' standard
Of all DTT standards in the world, the European DVB is the cheapest for the users, according to the former president of Spain's Impulsa TDT, Eladio Gutiérrez, reports Rapid TV News.
The comments were made at the Docmontevideo documentary festival in Montevideo. He went on to say that “DVB is the most convenient for the pockets of the users because it uses the most universal technology” and “that it is working in more than 100 countries around the world and it keeps extending itself which makes the cost of the boxes cheaper for the citizens”.
Main source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 2nd August 2010
Ancel launches mobile TV service
Telecompaper reports that Uruguayan mobile operator Ancel has launched a mobile TV service in Punta del Este.
The service based on DVB-H technology began operation on the 25th January 2008, and the operator is making new handsets available to experiment with the service.
The service offers five channels: Canal 7 Cerro Pan de Azucar, Canal 5 TVEO, Canal C5N de Argentina, Television Nacional de Chile and Record de Brasil.
Item added: 29th January 2008
Uruguay adopts DVB-T and DVB-H
A decree formally announcing the adoption by Uruguay of both DVB-T and DVB-H for the implementation of Terrestrial Digital television, was signed on the 27th August by President Tabaré Vázquez and Minister for Industry Jorge Lepra.
The decision comes after one year’s analysis, by a specialist commission, into the practical and economic benefits of each of the three competing systems, DVB-T, ATSC and ISDB-T.
The special commission was made up by the Undersecretary for Industry and Energy, Martin Ponce, the President of Anatel, Maria Simon, the President of Ursec, León Lev, the Director of Communication of the Presidency Gerardo Bleier and the Director of National TV, Sonia Breccia.
Following the decision both Ursec and the Ministry of Industry will draw up plans defining how and when the transition to digital transmission can take place.
León Lev said that putting the new digital system in to practice would occur in the next administration and that the government wants “to open the field to more options” and “to democratise mass media”.
Source: EL PAIS digital
Item added: 28th August 2007
Uruguay begins DVB-T service in Montevideo
On the 1st March 2007, Multicanal Uruguay began a DVB-Pay TV service in the city of Montevideo.
Initially the service will offer 52 TV programmes on 9 UHF TV channels; utilising 40% of the available capacity.
The service will then be extended to provide additional TV programmes and services using the 24 UHF channels allocated.
The officially launch of the Multicanal service is on Wednesday the 28th March 2007.
Item added: 21st March 2007
Regulator plans to decide on Digital TV standard
Uruguayan telecoms regulator URSEC plans to decide this year which digital standard to use in the country according to reports on the TMC.net website atributed to local newspaper La Republica.
URSEC is organising a technical seminar to start a discussion on the subject planned to take place on International Telecommunications Day, May 17th.
URSEC has created a technical group, including engineers economists and lawyers who will look at all aspects of digital television and determine the best ways to implement it in Uruguay.
The report goes on to say that Uruguay is likely to adopt the same standard as Brazil a decision which is still to be made.
Item added: 23rd May 2006
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