The DVB Project today commended the decision of Uruguay to adopt the DVB-T and DVB-H standards for its fixed and mobile Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcasting. The decision was announced on the August 27 in a Presidential Decree signed by President Tabaré Vázquez and the Minister of Industry, Jorge Lepra.
Undersecretary Martín Ponce de León stated that the adoption of the DVB standards will allow Uruguay to “actively participate in the process of technological development through investments and through development of software and content.”
The decision to adopt the standards was arrived at after a year long evaluation of DVB and the US and Japanese alternatives by The National Commission of Free-to-Air Digital Terrestrial Television (Comisión Nacional de Televisión Digital Terrestre Abierta).
The decision comes at a time when other Latin American countries are evaluating DTT systems and sets an example by opting for the world’s most successful family of open digital broadcasting standards.