Doug Lung /
12.28.2007 12:00 AM
Chile Delays Decision on DTV Standard
Chile has “indefinitely postponed a decision on selecting a terrestrial DTV standard,” according to a report in El Mercurio online.

Socialist Party Deputy Marco Enríquez-Ominami blames the head of the Transport and Telecommunications Ministry, René Cortázar Sanz, for the delay. Enríquez-Ominami told the paper, “[Cortázar] has explained to me that the agreements that were reached have not been fulfilled and that a decision has been made to indefinitely postpone the decision.”

Enríquez-Ominami said it was unacceptable to postpone this decision three times.

Additional information on Chile’s process for picking a DTV standard is available on the DVB Worldwide — Chile Web page. The ATSC Forum Web site indicates broadcasters in Chile have recommended the ATSC standard.

Brazil developed its own DTV standard based on the Japanese ISDB-T standard. Uruguay has selected the DVB-T standard, while Mexico and Honduras picked the U.S. ATSC standard. However, like Chile, most countries in Central and South America have yet to select a final terrestrial DTV standard. DVB’s master spreadsheet of DVB deployment data on its Web site was last updated on Dec. 13, 2007.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Friday 01:36 PM
Making a Scene in London
Holly Ashford of TVB Europe

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology