Brazil to switch off analog TV in seven capitals in August

The president of the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Juarez Quadros, said that on August 14 the analog switch off will be carried out in seven capital cities of the north and center west of the country.
The cities are Boa Vista (Roraima), Campo Grande (Mato Grosso do Sul), Cuiabá (Mato Grosso), Macapá (Amapá), Palmas (Tocantins), Porto Velho (Rondonia), Rio Branco (Acre) and others nearby municipalities. In those regions, 340,000 free DTT kits have already been distributed to beneficiaries of social plans of the government, and another 220,000 kits have yet to be delivered, Quadros said in a press conference held in Brasilia on Thursday.
Antonio Martelleto, president of Seja Digital (entity in charge of the distribution of kits), said that the latest studies show that in these capitals, 100% of the population knows about the analog switch off (ASO) and the advantages of digital TV. Currently, in these regions, 80% of households access DTT. To carry out the ASO, that percentage must be at 93%.