Brazil delays DSO

Brazil has responded positively to a campaign from the country’s main networks to delay switching off analogue broadcasting until 2015 at the earliest, and it might be later, permitting the nation’s poorer viewers to watch the Rio Olympics without having to buy new sets or converter boxes.

Brazilian regulator Minicom is suggesting a gradual switch off between 2015 and 2018. “The best would be not disconnecting anything during the first year”, stated Patricia Ávila, internal secretary for the Services of Electronic Communications from Minicom

The regulator says there are some 724 Brazilian cities and towns that have already started preparing for digital TV, but which will now not start the process.

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