1. What is DTT and what are its benefits?


Digital terrestrial television or DTT replaced traditional television. Instead of being transmitted in traditional (analogue) form, television in Portugal is now being transmitted using digital signals, with reception still provided by exterior aerials, and, in areas with better reception, indoor aerials.

With DTT:

  • you can still watch the seven Portuguese national channels - RTP1, RTP2, RTP3, RTP Memória, SIC, TVI and Canal Parlamento -, as well the RTP Madeira and RTP Açores, in Madeira and the Azores, respectively, but with better sound and image quality; 
  • you have access to an electronic programming guide with information about what's on; 
  • you can record programmes and pause broadcasts using a Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

In the future these channels will only be broadcast in high definition format (HD), so it is advisable to acquire equipment now that is compatible with this format.

For further information, consult the DTT Websitehttp://tdt.telecom.pt/ .