• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rican TV To Go Digital

November 13, 2009

Costa Rican television likely will become much clearer in the next few years.

Representatives of several communications businesses announced last week the “Arrival of the Era of Digital Television” during a presentation at the Hotel Marriott in San Antonio de Belen, northwest of San José.

The forum, hosted by the consulting firm Deloitte and the Chamber of Info- Communications, announced that a panel of representatives from several sectors in Costa Rica will decide the type of digital television package to be implemented. The panel will select a digital television (DTV) package and present it to the executive branch of government by March 30, 2010.

This announcement met some resistance Monday when University of Costa Rica (UCR) Dean Yamileth González advocated for a more open debate about digitalization.

“This should be a public debate that presents a transparent process of digitalization,” González said. “There needs to be strong communication of the decision to the people of the country.”

The possible integration of digital television in Costa Rica follows a growing trend worldwide. In the past three years, several countries have integrated digital television nationally, including the United States, which implemented nationwide DTV on June 20 of this year. But after the switch, many people were unable to watch their televisions because the sets were unequipped to receive the digital signal.

At the presentation last week, it was announced that, in order to receive the DTV signal, households must purchase digital-ready TVs or a signal converter to wire into their current sets.

–Adam Williams

You may be interested

One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorial
Costa Rica
1219 views
Costa Rica
1219 views

One year after first case, Costa Rica to broadcast Covid memorial

The Tico Times - March 5, 2021

Costa Rica confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 6, 2020. By the end of the month, the country had…

Stress-related dental problems rising due to COVID: More patients choose Costa Rica dental tourism
Dental Tourism
2710 views
Dental Tourism
2710 views

Stress-related dental problems rising due to COVID: More patients choose Costa Rica dental tourism

James Madigan / Costa Rica Dental Guide - March 5, 2021

According to a recent report by the American Dental Association, the vast majority of dentists indicate that the prevalence of…

Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board says
Costa Rica
6173 views
Costa Rica
6173 views

Costa Rica an ‘ideal destination’ for digital nomads, Tourism Board says

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 5, 2021

A growing number of people have turned to the dream of a "digital nomad" lifestyle -- answering emails from the…