In Mexico They have planned an 18 year Digital TV Transition, this includes six Phases. They Say it's because of Poverty and geography. They Adopted ATSC on July 2nd 2004, That's why the first Phase Starts on July 5th 2004. Before that There were Experimental broadcast in Mexico City. There is supposed to be a report that was due on June 2007, but I cant find it on the COFETEL(Mexican FCC) website. Starting this year there is Suppose to be a Report Every Year.
Digital Presence = At least 20% of what is reached by the Analog signal
Digital Replication = At least 90% of what is reached by analog SignalPhase I (July 5th, 2004 - December 31st 2006)
Digital Presence of at Least 2 Commercial Signals in the Following cities:
Cd. Juárez, Chih.
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
Reynosa, TamaulipasPhase II (January 1st, 2007 - December 31st 2009)
Digital Replication of Signal of Phase I
Digital Presence of at Least 2 Commercial Signals in cities with 1.5 million people or more.Phase III (January 1st, 2010 - December 31st 2012)
Digital Replication of Signal of Phase II
Digital presence of Non Commercial signals in cities with 1.5 million people or more.
Digital Presence of at Least 2 Commercial Signals in cities with 1 million people or more.
All digital Channels must Broadcast at Least 20% HDTV. At least one hour during Primetime, and at least one hour during the morning.Phase IV (January 1st, 2013 - December 31st 2015)
Digital Replication of Signal of Phase III
Digital presence of Non Commercial signals in cities with 1 million people or more.
Digital Presence of at Least 2 Commercial Signals in cities with Half A Million people or more.Phase V (January 1st, 2016 - December 31st 2018)
Digital Replication of Signal of Phase IV
Digital presence of Non Commercial signals in cities with Half A Million people or more.
Digital Presence of at Least 2 Commercial Signals in cities with 150 thousand people or more.Phase VI (January 1st, 2019 - December 31st 2021)
Digital Replication of all Analog Signals
The Analog signal Can be Turned off in a Region once COFETEL determines that there is a High enough presence of Digital TVs.
Currently There Are 63 Digital Channels in Mexico There are:
9 in Mexico DF
6 in Monterrey
5 in Guadalajara
7 in Tijuana
3 in Juarez
4 in Mexicali
2 in Reynosa
5 in Matamoros
4 in Nuevo LaredoTV Networks And HDTV Programing.
First I Would like to say that this is By Far The Best HD Programing I've Ever Seen American HD looks like Crap Compared to this.
I think this is, because the Channels use all the Bandwidth for one channel.TV Azteca 25 HD ( 1080i)
Programing From Azteca 13. Currently they show these shows in HD
Venga La Alegria
All the News shows
Only the studio is in HD all the footage isn't Paty Chapoy actually looks pretty in HD.
The 3 Nighttime Novelas
One Futbol game a week
Everything else is Shown in Stretch-O-VisionTV Azteca 24 HD (1080i)
HD Football(Soccer) Sometimes
The Oscars in SD
The Stupid Bowl(Super Bowl, Sorry but I don't like this so called sport)
Everything else is Shown in Stretch-O-VisionCanal De Las Estrellas HD(1080i)
La Rosa de Guadalupe
Noticiero Televisa DeportesCanal 5 Televisa(1080i)
Y ahora Que Hago
SOS Sexo y Otros Secretos(Mexican Version Of Sex and The City)
I'm Assuming lots of Their other shows are in HD since They come from America.
What Really ticks me of is that they Crop shows That were shown Letterbox on NBC on the Analog Channel.Canal 9 Televisa
I Have heard them say sometimes during the Futbol games that some of the games are in HD.Canal 4 Televisa
I Have No IdeaProyecto 40
I Have No IdeaMultimedios Television
I don't KnowThe Mexican HDTV Channels I'm getting in EL Paso, TX The border with Ciudad Juarez Chihuahua are:
11-1 XHCJE TV Azteca 13 HD
20-1 XHCJH TV Azteca 7 HD
32-1 XHJCI Canal De Las Estrellas HD
32-2 XHJCI Canal De Las Estrellas SD