DTVKit member Skyworth chosen as principal STB supplier for Brazil's analogue switch-off

29th June 2016


Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. LTD., leading STB and smart home solutions provider, announced it has been selected as the main supplier for Brazil’s Analog Switch Off (ASO).

Planned to take place within the next three years, Brazil’s ASO will see Skyworth Digital ship the vast majority of the 14 million Ginga-compliant STBs and 15 million Zappers, meeting the Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting — Terrestrial (ISDB-T) standard. It has exclusively delivered its products in the pilot city of Rio Verde, the capital city of Brasilia, and is now preparing to supply Sao Paulo. Brasilia and Sao Paulo are the main cities to be fully switched off during this first stage.

Skyworth Digital is also collaborating with its local exclusive partner EAD – an entity created to support the transition of analogue channels to digital – to carry out the first field tests in Rio Verde, as well as be the first vendor to meet extremely demanding standards set by Mackenzie University. In addition, the company is entering a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) manufacturing process in Manaus for all ASO STBs.

“As the first company to have its products fully homologated and with STBs achieving 100% compliance with EAD specifications, Skyworth Digital was ideally positioned to take on this unprecedented project,” said Darrell Haber, Vice General Manager at Skyworth Digital. “Latin America is an incredibly important market to us which we have invested significantly in over the years and we are delighted to take on this leading role in an important step for the region’s broadcast market.”