The president of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abinader, fixed the analog blackout for July and the digital switch on in November.

After being postponed to a couple of times, A new date for the analog outage and the start of digital television transmissions in the country.

Decree 666-23, President Luis Abinader instructed the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel) to reschedule the start of digital terrestrial television (TDT) on the island by as the deadline.

The decree establishes a road map that fixes the analogue blackout for July 31, with the objective of guaranteeing a smooth transition to TDT.

According to the Dominican government, the decision to allow the television broadcasting sector to comply with the requirements for the and the transition to .

At the same time, Indotel is making progress in its goal of delivering digital signal converter boxes to the entire island, especially among the most vulnerable households that relies on open television.

TDT: the successive postponement

The implementation of TDT has been postponed for more than a decade in the Dominican Republic. In the beginning, the current administration, headed by president Luis Abinader, had the analog blackout for 2022, and postponed it later for 2023.

According to the government, this process will provide television viewers with images in high definition and higher audio quality. And, in a joint effort between the public sector and television broadcasting, the Band was released for this purpose.

(Note: The Dominican Republic will be using the ATSC system.)