An audiovisual that narrates the 69 years of the history of Dominican Television, its ups and downs, its political, technical and economic vicissitudes, prepared by the Indotel Center as part of its digital content production axis to rescue and keep alive the history of telecommunications in the country, will be released in the coming hours by the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (Indotel) and the Indotel Center itself.
The activity takes place in the framework of the process of discussions and analysis about the transfer from the analog format to the digital television that the regulator carries out with representatives of this entertainment industry, through deep technical and economic debates, as well as negotiations for the allocation of new frequencies for the optimal operation.
The president of Indotel, Nelson Arroyo, and the executive director Julissa Cruz, have considered the transformation to digital television one of the most important milestones in telecommunications carried out by the government of President Luis Abinader, who is personally committed to the promotion of this sector of the country’s economy.
According to historical data, Dominican television has its genesis as a powerful radio station called La Voz del Yuna that originated its transmissions in Bonao, which was founded in 1942 by José Arismendi Trujillo (Petán), brother of the dictator Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina.
The station was later moved in 1946 to the then Trujillo City (today Santo Domingo) where it received the name La Voz Dominicana. “Years later, La Voz Dominicana became a television channel. The Dominican Republic thus became one of the first countries in Latin America to have a television system called Radio Televisor La Voz Dominicana, channel 4, inaugurated on August 1, 1952.
Subsequently, it was renamed Radio Televisión Dominicana (RTVD) and is now called Corporación Estatal de Radio y Televisión (CERTV).