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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As we approach the date for the Mayan doomsday prophecy on December 21st, 2012, and the nature and history channels fear-monger the demise of our modern civilization by magnetic solar storms destroying digital based satellite telecommunications, I'm sitting here trying to figure out what will happen to our ten year-old analog television.

The analog and digital divide approaches Brazil in 2016, where all television transmissions will be digitally broadcasted. About 150 million televisions will become obsolete in Brazil, having a direct impact on more than half of the population . . .

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