Cantv targets Caracas with DTT service


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 01 September 2015

While DTT coverage is said to be guaranteed in Venezuela's main cities, public telco Cantv continues to deliver set-top boxes (STBs) for Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA) in the surrounding areas of the capital, Caracas, achieving complete reception in some areas.

During the final days of August, Cantv deployed a new campaign in the areas of El Paraíso and Las Casitas, in which it distributed 1,200 STBs for nearly 1,000 families.

In June, the public telco reported 700,000 homes were ready for DTT at the same time as it announced it would also distribute DTT-ready screens. The government intends 2015 to be a year of strong deployment of the digital network, aiming to give 1.2 million households a stable reception by December.

Ever since the system started to be rolled out in 2013, public networks have seen diversification with the launch of channels including TVZoon and TV Comunas. "There will be one more channel for regional and local signals and there will be possibilities for other alternative media to join digital television," AVN news agency quoted the country's president, Nicolás Maduro, as saying.