DTT one year on
In early December Brazil reached the first anniversary of the introduction of DTT in the country using a standard based on its own customised version of the Japanese ISDB-T.
According to Fórum Brasileiro, the association for the promotion of DTT in the country, only 645,000 viewers can watch the new television, reports Rapid TV News.
The price of set-top boxes is around Reales 199, nearly €64. Experts point to this price as the main reason for the low penetration.
So far Japan and Brazil are the only countries to use the ISDB-T standard for terrestrial digital broadcasting.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 16th December 2008