The initial Portuguese ASO took place in the Alenquer region on the 12th May and was the first in a pilot process closely watched by the regulator ANACOM.
ANACOM has been monitoring to ensure that viewers have access to the correct information about the switch-off as well as to the appropriate DTT receivers in shops. It has found that some viewers may have been mislead by pay-TV ads into believing that they must subscribe to a pay television service offering to continue watching television after ASO. This is totally incorrect as the main services are still available free to view on DTT.
Source: Anacom website
Item added: 16th May 2011