Japan Offers Over Half a Billion Dollars to Have Their Digital TV in Brazil

Representatives of the Japanese system of Digital TV (DTV) said, this Thursday, February 2, that they are willing to pay more to the Brazilian government than the 400 million euros proposed by the Europeans, for having their system established in Brazil.

After a meeting with the Ministers of Communications, Hélio Costa, of Development, Luiz Fernando Furlan, of Finance, Antonio Palocci, and the Chief of Staff, Dilma Rousseff, the association responsible for the specifications of the Japanese telecommunications and broadcasting system, ARIB, said that the exact amount would depend on the Brazilian demand.

Hélio Costa said he was satisfied with the presentation the Japanese made during the meeting with the team responsible for analyzing the proposals of the three DTV standards – European, Japanese, and American. When asked about the willingness of the Japanese to pay more than what was proposed by the European, Costa was objective: "We are sure there will be a better proposal."

According to Costa, the Japanese system "strictly" meets all what is required by the Brazilian system of DTV. "They have high definition, mobility, as well as interactivity in the same channel, without the need of an extra channel."

In a press conference, the Minister denied the information given by the representatives of the European system that they were already operating in Taiwan, with mobility and interactivity, in the 6 MHZ channel. Costa said that a research found out this was not true.

The team responsible for analyzing the proposals will meet again next Tuesday,  February 7, with representatives of the American standard. After that meeting, the team will prepare a report on the three proposals and submit it to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who will decide which DTV system will be implemented in Brazil.

Agência Brasil


  • Show Comments (1)

  • Guest

    Say again…
    Japan offers over half a **** Billion Dollars ****

    I knew everybody has his price, but a COUNTRY have its price is NEW to me.

    Hey you, slanted eyes. You learn fast don’t you? . All you have to do is buy the whole fucking brazilian goovernment( from the president down to the janitor) with just US$ 1/2 billion. Cheap !!!!!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *


You May Also Like


Brazilian theater started to flourish in the ’30s with the production of texts by ...

A 20-Year Program to Offer Every Brazilian the Education They Need

Discussion of Brazil’s National Salary Floor for Teachers has centered upon its amount, 950 ...

Brazil’s Artefacto Furniture Takes International Road

The Artefacto chain of stores, with offices and factory in the state of São ...

Brazil: Next Stop, Civil War

The correct name for what we are up against in Brazil is narcoterrorism. Violence ...

Brazil’s Dedini, a World Reference on Ethanol Technology

While pumps in gas stations worldwide churn out gasoline containing increasingly higher doses of ...

Brazil Starts Awareness Campaign to Eradicate Slave Labor

Brazil’s federal government, in partnership with the International Labor Organization (ILO), launched, Tuesday, December ...

FTAA: …And Brazil Was Left Alone

The U.S. was incensed at Brazil in Port of Spain. Brasília proposed that Americans ...

Brazil Adopts Stick and Carrot Policy Towards China

The Brazilian government plans to publish China’s protocol of admission to the World Trade ...

Lula Visits a Piece of Brazil in Antarctica and Gets Emotional

Brazil's President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva confessed that he felt overwhelmed during his ...

Each Brazilian Eats 12 kg of Pork a Year. Hog Raisers Plan to Raise This.

The Brazilian government intends to develop a National Hog Raising Plan to promote sustainable ...