Photo: President Felipe Calderon on Digital Radio
Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, presented the progress of Agenda Broadcasting at the official residence of Los Pinos, where he announced that the Federal Communications Commission issued an agreement to make the transition to digital radio .
Recognizing the radio as a vital instrument of freedom of expression and dissemination of knowledge and culture, the President began his speech referring to the Federal Government’s commitment to support its development. “By establishing the new digital standard, we opened the door for Mexicans to get more content with better signal quality,” he said.
It is a long-awaited action by broadcasters in the country and placed Mexico as the world leader for radio transmissions.
Mentioning the issue of concessions, the President said that at present there are clear rules for endorsement and each of the broadcasters know the times and transparency requirements that must be met. It is noteworthy that during the event 75 stations will receive endorsements of concessions, in addition to those delivered so far in Calderon’s administration, making a total of 317, showing that COFETEL, the Federal Communications Commission, has completed the process of endorsement of all those applications in time and way before the end of this year with impartiality and objectivity.
To conclude and to all those present, President Calderón said: “For the Federal Government to develop a more robust broadcasting industry is one of the highest priorities. We are working to create conditions that are required. Now it is you who must bring them broadcasting from Mexico to the XXI Century “.