Working group formed to advise Government on digital TV standards
Argentina’s communications ministry SeCom has created a working group to advise the government on which digital TV standard the nation should adopt, local La Nacin newspaper reported.
The government is expected to decide between two digital TV standard options: the ATSC standard currently used in the US and a few other countries; and Europe’s DVB standard, which is used in many more.
Argentina selected the ATSC standard back in 1998 but the government later overruled the decision and it was expected that they would adopt the same system as Brazil.
The Argentine authorities now say they will decide independently, taking into account the benefits for the country such as royalties, investments expected in the country and job generation policies.
Item added: 12th June 2006