New changes in DTT? It is possible that many citizens ask themselves this question after the news that has been lived since in 2010 the analog channels were turned off and the occasions in which they had to tune the channels again. For those who deny any change, we regret to say yes: we must tune again.
The reason for the change of channels that we will see arises from the need to release the 700 MHz band that will be destined for the 5G. This technology, which at the moment only offers Vodafone, is the next big leap that allows speeds unimaginable years ago in mobile browsing and will soon be on the devices of all users.
The change of channels, the re-tuning, will be in June 2020 , so we will have time to be forewarned, and it is expected that in the coming months they will announce how our televisions will be in the third great re-tuning, after the 2010 and the one that produced in 2014 with the addition of new channels.
In any case, it is hoped that this time it will be less traumatic. The teams are becoming easier to handle, the times in which the channels were looking for with a roulette have been very far away. And the truth is that DTT is used less and less, whether due to the advancement of cable companies or the use of video on demand platforms that grow at an unstoppable pace.
Anyway, one thing is what happens in each house and another in the neighborhood communities. The antennas of the buildings will have to be adapted to the new system. Although it is proposed that the changes be subsidized for the adaptation of the equipment.
But do not think that it will be the last change with DTT. In 2023 we will live news again: it is the year in which all channels will have to offer a high definition. A move which will undoubtedly result in several equipment replacements and know how many headaches.
In short, DTT will change with the arrival of the 5G so that frequencies do not overlap. In the coming months, we will start to see detailed information about where the affected channels will migrate.