Argentina distributes 170,000 DTT set-top boxes

Monday, October 18th, 2010

At the launch of Argentina’s ‘Argentina Conectada’ national broadband programme, the country’s President, Cristina Kirchner, officially switched-on five digital terrestrial TV transmitters – four in the province of Buenos Aires covering Baradero, La Plata, Campana and Cañuelas, and another in the city of Resistencia in Chaco Province.

By June 2011, under Argentina’s Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA) plan, the number of transmitters is expected to rise to 42, allowing 75% of the country to receive the service. The government also said that 170,000 free set-top boxes have been given out as part of the programme.