The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has confirmed its recognition to the Brazilian digital TV standard (BDTVS) as a sub-system of the Japanese ISDB transmission standard, and recommended it as an international standard.
In 2010, Brazil will be focused on encouraging a broadcasting ecosystem available to all of South America. In this sense, ITU’s decision means an important move in achieving the system’s internationalization.
In an interview, André Barbosa, a Brazilian government special advisor, revealed that the Government wants a basic design to be ready at the beginning of 2010 for the massive manufacturing of low-cost set-top-boxes. The idea is that most Latin American countries participate.
ISDB is present in 25 Brazilian cities: 18 capital cities and 7 high population cities. The objective is to close 2009 with 26 capitals served and many cities with more than a million inhabitants.
Courtesy: RapidTV News.