Brasilia switches off analog TV

Analog television signals have been switched off in the metropolitan region of Brasilia, the federal capital of Brazil, on November 18. The Federal Distric and the surrounding cities have 1.26 million homes, according to regulator Anatel.

The last study carried out between November 3 and 12 by Ibope, at the request of the Digital TV Implementation Group (Gigared), established that 92% of households in the Federal District and in the cities of Águas Lindas de Goiás, Cidade Ocidental, Cristalina, Formosa, Luziânia, Novo Gama, Planaltina de Goiás, Santo Antônio do Descoberto and Valparaíso de Goiás were able to receive the digital signal.

Anatel reported that the DTT kits delivered free of charge by the government to the beneficiaries of social plans – called Bolsa Familia and Cadastro Único –  will continue to be distributed for 45 more days in those cities.

The schedule states that the next switch off will take place in Greater São Paulo on March 29, 2017. In that area, distribution of the kits has already begun.