No ATSC DTV for Cuba

Radio Havana Cuba announced Tuesday on their English Web page in the story Digital Television Developed in Cuba for 2020, that the island nation will not be following North America or Europe’s path to DTV. While the translation is a little rough, the article says specialists have announced that Cuba will develop digital television using the Chinese, Japanese or Brazilian terrestrial DTV standards. The transition is expected to require an investment of 100 million dollars and the development of digital television sets.

Another article, Cuba tendra en 2020 television digital - Google translation to English on SDP goes into more detail. It says Chinese manufacturer Haier will make a million television receivers for the country. On Oct. 24, Cuba celebrated the 60th anniversary of television on the Caribbean island.

Doug Lung

Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.