Minister of Communication clarifies speech

Hélio Costa, head of the Ministry of Communication, met with members of the project of Sistema Brasileno de TV Digital (SBTVD). As published by TelecomOnline, sources present in the meeting assured that Costa implied that his statement referring to SBTVD was “misunderstood”. The minister explained that “when he said that the country could not have a national standard, he referred only to the transmission section.
“Brazil can have an own digital TV system, including other components such as middleware”, explained the officer.
Item added: 1st August 2005