Costa Rica finds its way to digital TV PDF Print E-mail
Written by Patrick Cornwell   
Friday, 29 June 2012

Today, Costa Rica history will have a memorable day on the TV field.

The official “switch on” will be taking place to initiate the process of transition from the analog signal to a digital signal bringing a whole new style to Costa Rica’s culture.

“Canal 13”, which Is part of the “Sistema Nacional de Radio y Televisión” (SINART) of Costa Rica, will be the first one to apply the technological switch.

Even, this television will be the first one throughout Central America using the modern standard known as ISDB-Tb, which means “International System for Digital Broadcast, Terrestrial Brazilian version”.

Becoming an important Costa Rica fact, this was announced by the channel “Canal 13” in a press release where it was also detailed that with the ignition will start the tests on their platforms that will allow the advance on the transition towards to this new television technology.

The official act will take place today at 3 pm on the Presidential House and will count with the presence of the President Laura Chinchilla. “Canal 13” will be in charge of the live broadcast.

The plan for this project was started on May 2010 when the Costa Rica government officially chose the standard for digital television transmissions. This plan also contemplates that the transition process will be finished by the end of 2017 where the final step will be taken; shutting down completely the analog signal.

In addition, the channel in charge of this start of transition had the technical cooperation of the Japan´s government to start the process.

Sinart´s president Rodrigo Arias stated that digital TV was for free and that it offers a better video and audio signal.
Another advantage of this new technology is that with a single frequency, channels will be able to offer six different programs.

Enjoy a cheap travel package to Costa Rica because this new technology will add an excellent extra motive to make a Costa Rica family tour to any of our best luxury hotels.

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