Brazil's analogue TV switch-off begins

Monday, February 15th, 2016 

BRASILIA — The Digital TV Implementation Group (Grupo de Implantação da TV Digital – Gired), which brings together government officials, broadcasters and telecom operators, has announced that from 16th of February three broadcasters in the Brazilian city of Rio Verde (in Goiás state) will stop analogue broadcasting of their channels. The remaining four stations operating in the city will switch off on the 29th of February.

Rio Verde is acting as a pilot city for Brazil’s switch-over to digital terrestrial television broadcasting.