Mexico to Allow IBOC on Border Stations - Radio World

Mexico to Allow IBOC on Border Stations

Mexico has been watching with interest what terrestrial digital radio technology the U.S. government and broadcasters would approve.
Author:
Publish date:

Mexico has been watching with interest what terrestrial digital radio technology the U.S. government and broadcasters would approve.

Now, the Mexican government has proposed allowing stations along the country’s northern U.S. border to voluntarily begin broadcasting with HD Radio technology. The proposal applies to stations located within 200 miles of the border, according to IBOC developer Ibiquity Digital.

There are 80 FM stations and 120 AM stations in the Mexican side of the border area. Ibiquity believes that 15 may be on the air by the end of the year, Ibiquity told RW’s "The Leslie Report" this week.

Related

Satellite Radio Sees No Borders

The launch of satellite radio services in the United States has had unintended consequences south of the border, where some broadcasters in Mexico worry about potential competition from a satellite digital radio service someday.