Government to launch Digital TV by September ?
Brazil’s communication minister Helio Costa says the government plans to introduce digital TV services in the country by September 2006, according to local news service Agencia Estado, Telegeography.com reports on its website.
The decision to choose either the ISDB-T or DVB-T system still has to be made but the US ATSC system is said to be already discounted.
Brazil’s plans to develop its own system are also reported to have stopped.
Costa is reported to have said that transmission testing will begin in June with a full-blown commercial service launching in September.
Item added: 23rd January 2006
The launch date for DTV in Brazil published in a recent Bloomberg.com article contradicts this optimistic start date and simply says that according to Costa’s Brazilian broadcasters will begin transmitting DTT in the next five years.
Item added: 25th January 2006