No timetable will be defined for the transition from analog to digital television, said Ara Apkar Minassian, Anatel?s head of mass communications, addressing the SET Conference in São Paulo at the end of the first day. The market will determine how long the transition takes. "How can we announce that the entire population has a fixed period, say ten years, to buy digital set-tops?? he asked. DTV channel plans will be completed by September 7, he said.