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From 1 January, 92% of Mexicans will receive digital TV, even though several TV networks will continue to air their analogue signals.

Following the latest resolution of the Mexican telecom authority IFT, 141 stations will stop broadcasting their analogue TV signals due to this major switch-off, the third to be carried out in Mexico during the last month.

From 12am on 31 December, the analogue signal will go black in Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chihuahua, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatán and Estado de México.

This will complete the first successful analogue switch-off in the whole of Latin America. However, some reports have found that up to 17 million Mexicans are at risk of not receiving DTT.

A resolution of Mexico's Senate 20 days ago gave TV networks who haven’t yet completed the process one more year to digitalise their infrastructure.

While Mexico's TV scenario will see digital TV coexisting with a reduced analogue representation, the non-digital population won’t be able to receive free-to-air (FTA) TV, while the remaining analogue TV stations catch up.
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