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Bidding to open for two new television channels in Mexico

The federal telecommunications commissioner in Mexico, Mony de Swaan, announced that it was possible to bid for two new television channels before 2015. That year is the deadline to transition television signals from analog to digital in Mexico, according to the news agency EFE.

De Swaan also said that bid winners shall not make any payment in kind through the purchase and distribution of decoders and antennas for television sets that receive digital signal in some regions, according to Notimex.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.

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