EU Offers to Pay Peru to adopt DVB Terrestrial DTV Standard
RF Report has been covering the struggle to define a terrestrial DTV standard for Peru. While recent reports indicated Brazil's SBTVD—an enhanced version of Japan's ISDB-T standard—was the front runner, proponents of other systems are not giving up.
According to an article by Israel Ruiz on the Web site LivingInPeru.com
, José Manuel Durão Barroso, the current president of the European Commission, offered Peru €500,000 if Peru decided to implement the DVB-T standard instead of the Japanese-Brazilian SBTVD one.
LivingInPeru.com quotes a letter from Barroso explaining DVB-T will "demonstrate to Peruvian people the benefits of digital television, including its mobile version and interactive applications thanks to Europe's experience in this field."