Cuba announces digital TV trials next month

May 27, 2013

Cuba is beginning a gradual rollout of digital television with trials next month in Havana, authorities said Monday.

In a statement published in Communist Party newspaper Granma, the Communications Ministry said signal decoder boxes donated by China will be distributed to some residential users for testing in neighborhoods around the capital, with a charge of about 30 cents apiece.

"Cuba is preparing for the progressive introduction of , consistent with technological evolution on the international level," the statement read.

President Raul Castro's government controls nearly all media on the island, including a complete monopoly on radio and TV airwaves.

Cuba's foray into will use the Chinese standard DTMB, or Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast.

Analog reception will not be affected by the testing, the Communications Ministry said.

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2.3 / 5 (3) May 28, 2013
The station selections will be very diverse, no doubt: MRX-TV, CHE-TV, MAO-TV, LEN-TV, FDL-TV, and, to help identify the contestants for the open slots in the gulag, USA-TV.

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