Tijuana to be first city in Mexico to have digital television

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

At the opening of the Tijuana Innovadora, Mexico’s president announced that Tijuana would be the first city in Mexico to have digital television, and that the conversion there would begin in 2013.

He said the conversion would be complete by the end of 2015 and the government would subsidize converter boxes for those with older TVs that do not support a digital signal.

Currently there are only two main television networks in Mexico. The conversion to digital broadcasting would increase the amount of available spectrum so that a third or fourth media network could be created. Calderon believes that that would increase competition and allow Mexicans to have more choice in where they get their media.