Brazil abandons plans to develop its own digital TV standard (see above)
Brazil has been investigating the development of its own digital terrestrial broadcasting system but according to a report by TMCnet existing systems such as ISDB, DVB-T and the ATSC 8-VSB will once again be investigated for a Brazilian system choice.
Communications Minister Helio Costa is reported to have said that Brazil’s efforts to develop its own standard were unworkable considering the lack of research money devoted to the effort.
Brazil has more than 120 million TV viewers and more homes have TV sets than refrigerators making it a very good prospective market for digital TV.
Item added: 15th July 2005 (see story above)
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