Government to launch Digital TV by September

20 Jan 2006

Brazil’s communications minister Helio Costa says the government plans to introduce digital TV services in the country by September 2006, according to local news service Agência Estado. However, it first needs to decide whether it will adopt the European or Japanese standard for the technology, having already rejected the US protocol and abandoned plans to develop its own proprietary system. Costa told the paper that the state hopes to conduct initial tests of digital TV services in June and launch full-blown commercial transmissions in September.