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México: Contract awarded to 5 companies for Digital TV distribution

 |  May 4, 2015

Mexico’s Communications and Transport Ministry (SCT) has issued a series of contracts to distribute over two million Digital TV sets directed towards low-income houses, starting in the country’s central states. The contract, with a value greater than 6 billion pesos ($400 million US approx.) will be split evenly among the top five bidders.

The winners, including Tiendas Soriana SA de CV and Comercializadora Milenio, will be responsible for upholding all the warranties and storage of the equipment. The distribution effort is one of the final steps towards Mexico’s “Analog blackout”, scheduled for December 31st this year.

The law obligates the SCT to ensure that at least 90% of those elegible for government assistance through the Social Development Ministry are able to receive the new digital transmission.

Full content: El Informador

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