After more than 10 years of discussions, Brazil has selected Japan’s ISDB-T as its standard for digital TV rather than Europe’s DVB and the U.S.’s ATSC.
Japan’s state bank JBIC will finance the construction of a digital TV component plant in Brazil and ISDB-T will incorporate features developed by Brazilian researchers that help the standard’s performance in Brazil.
TV Globo and the other Brazilian nets believe ISDB-T best suits their needs, as it allows mobile transmission and interactiveness.
Nets have an 18-month deadline to begin digital transmissions in selected cities and seven years to reach the whole country. Analog TV will be switched off in 2016.