DVB-T services Launched

Free-to-air DTT services officially launched in Panama on the 10th December 2009.
The service was launched by public service broadcaster SERTV.
Commercial broadcasters are expected to launch DTT services in the coming months.
According to estimates by the Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Públicos (ASEP), approximately 770,000 DTT receivers will be sold next year. Currently, DTT set-top boxes are available from $20 and iDTVs are expected to be introduced soon.
Analogue switch-off is expected to be completed in 10 years time.
Sources: Panorama Audiovisual.com and SERTV
Item added: 21st December 2009