Brazil’s capital city, Brasilia, will switch off its analogue TV signals on October 26th. The nation’s Minister of Science, Technology, Innovations and Communications, Gilberto Kassab, confirmed that the analogue switch off now that at least 93 per cent of local homes are now equipped for digital TV.
“All numbers are very favourable and demonstrate that we will disconnect the analogue signal”, Kassab said before the opening of the National Week of Science and Technology, according to Brazil’s Globo newspaper.
Brazil has already started switching off analogue signals elsewhere in the country. However, the nation’s two giant cities (Rio and Sao Paulo) will not switch off analogue until next year, and to be followed in 2018 by many of the cities and towns in the south and centre-west of the country. The inland zones of the nation will not be converted until 2023.