New evolution of COVID-19 forces postponement of DTT migration to August 12

New evolution of COVID-19 forces postponement of DTT migration to August 12

Anacom informed that the process of resuming the migration from digital terrestrial television (DTT) will only be made on the next 12th of August. The process, which has been suspended since March 13 due to the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, was to be resumed on August 3. However, due to the evolution of the disease, MEO informed the regulator that one of its suppliers to provide resynchronization services for issuers on the ground is unavailable.

On August 12, migration will resume, starting with the resonance of the Alter do Cho emitter, and not Palmela, which would be on August 3. For now, the forecast for the completion of work on December 18, 2020, a delay of one week from the previously approved date, adds the regulator.

The DTT network consists of 243 transmitters, with 180 to be migrated. When the process was suspended on March 13, 63 transmitters had already been changed.

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The changes started on 27 November, in Odivelas Centro, and ANACOM has stressed since the beginning that despite the "blackout" on users' televisions, people only had to tune their television, using the television control or daBoxTDT, without needing reorient the TV antenna or change the TV or decoder. If you are unable to tune the equipment yourself or with the help provided through the toll free number 800 102 002, ANACOM will schedule a visit to the home of the person of duly identified technicians to tune in, free of charge.