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Countries and territories using ATSC

North America

  • On December 14, 2011, the Bahamas' national public broadcaster ZNS-TV announced that it would adopt ATSC, in line with the United States and its territories.[24]
  • Canada adopted ATSC, with full-power analog stations in specified "mandatory markets" (which included provincial capitals, and cities with a population of 300,000 or higher) shutting down on August 31, 2011. The CBC only converted its originating stations to digital; it was given permission to operate its repeaters in mandatory markets (such as CBKST in Saskatoon) for an additional year, but later announced that it would shut down all of its analog repeaters on July 31, 2012—citing budget issues and their distribution network as being obsolete.[25] All remaining stations (mainly in smaller markets) will have until June 2022 to shut down their analog services, and continued operations are subject to repacking of the 700 MHz band.[26]
  • The Dominican Republic announced its adoption on August 10, 2010, and completed its transition on September 24, 2015.[27]
  • Mexico began converting to ATSC in 2013;[28] a full transition was scheduled for December 31, 2015,[9] but due to technical and economic issues for some transmitters, the full transition was extended to December 31, 2016.
  • Full-power television stations in the United States ended analog television service on June 12, 2009. Analog low-power stations and translators are expected to shut down by July 13, 2021.[29][30]

South America

  • Suriname is currently transitioning from analogue NTSC broadcasts to digital ATSC broadcasts. Channel ATV started with ATSC broadcasts in the Paramaribo area in June 2014, which was followed by ATSC broadcasts from stations in Brokopondo, Wageningen and Albina. The stations in Brokopondo, Wageningen and Albina broadcast both the channels of ATV (i.e. ATV and TV2) and STVS, while the station in Paramaribo currently only broadcasts the ATV channels.[31] The Telecommunication Authority of Suriname was originally aiming at a full digital transition by June 2015,[31][32] but this was criticized by broadcasters as being unfeasible.[33]


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