Study released on the switch-off of analogue terrestrial television

Around 92 percent of people in Portugal do not know when current analogue television broadcasting is going to be switched off and when the new digital terrestrial television service is going to enter operation; this is according to a survey conducted by CICANT - Centro de Investigação em Comunicação Aplicada, Cultura e Novas Tecnologias (Centre for Research in Applied Communications, Culture and New Technologies) of Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies), in partnership with ANACOM and OBERCOM and with financing from FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology).

Part of the research project, “ADOPT-DTV: Barriers to digital TV adoption in the context of the digital switchover in Portugal”, this survey found that just 7.8 percent of respondents could correctly indicate 2012 as the year when the analogue terrestrial television signal will be switched off.  This research project will contribute to better understanding of the main challenges to be dealt with in the medium terms with regard to the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting, and in practical terms, to contribute to making digital TV more inclusive.

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