Brazil starts analogue countdown
June 24, 2014
By Chris Forrester
Brazil, just for a moment switching its eyes from the football, has published its key dates for adopting digital TV, and switching off analogue broadcasts.
Brazil has set a three-year deadline starting in 2015 when the analogue transmissions in Rio Verde will go.
The following year will see the main state and regional capitals switched off, in Brasilia (on April 3rd), Sao Paulo (May 15th), Belo Horizonte (June 26th), Goiania (August 28th) and Rio de Janeiro (November 27th).
The process will continue through 2017 in Salvador, Fortaleza, Recife, Vitoria, interior of Rio de Janeiro and the interior of Sao Paulo, Campinas, Ribeirao Preto, Vale do Paraíba, Santos, Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Bauru and Presidente Prudente.
Final towns and remaining countryside regions will be switched off during the winter of 2017-18.