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The Brazilian Society of Television Engineering (SET), founded on March 25, 1988, is a not-for-profit technical-scientific association of engineering, technology, operations, research professionals, educational institutions and companies, that aims the dissemination of technical, operational and scientific knowledge and the improvement of the technologies of electronic audio and video media. (Statute, Article 3).

One of its key achievements was to head up the team that developed the Brazilian Digital TV System (SBTVD). Many countries in Latin America and Africa have adopted this system as the best solution in digital TV.


The primary objectives of SET are:

  • To be a driver of technological innovation;
  • To provide opportunities for professional development;
  • To foster working and study groups on the trends and challenges in the market;
  • To further scientific and academic knowledge;
  • To support the key market players in producing regulations and standards;
  • To further the development of the Brazilian electronic media market;
  • To strengthen partnerships and promote opportunities with local and international associations;


Primary activities of SET:

Every year, SET organizes a series of business-oriented educational and informative activities. The highlights are:

SET EXPO – Broadcast and New Media Trade Show and Conference

It is Latin America’s largest event in the broadcasting and new media sectors. Held at the Expo Centre Norte, in São Paulo, it consists of a products and services trade show and a conference that deals with the key market trends, and runs for four days.  In 2019, SET EXPO was awarded certification by The United States Department of Commerce.

SET EXPO in figures:

  • 14,000+ media and technology professionals;
  • Exhibitors and visitors from five continents:
    • International pavilions (Germany, Japan and Scandinavia);
    • Visitors from 38 countries.
  • 150+ exhibitors representing more than 400 brands;
  • Segment-specific pavilions: radio, universities, startups;

SET Regional Seminars 

Every year, SET organizes five regional seminars on broadcasting and new medias. The events are free or charge and consist of two days of talks, as well as product demonstration areas. They are excellent opportunities for networking and refresher courses for professionals from every region of Brazil.

SET Breakfast @ NAB Show

SET Breakfast @ NAB Show

A three-day international seminar by SET that takes place against the background of the NAB Show, in Las Vegas (USA).  Approximately 400 Brazilian and Latin American executives, as well as 20 international speakers, take part in the event which starts very early before the US show opens.  In 2019, SET and NAB celebrated the 28th anniversary of this partnership.

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SET has cooperation and partnership agreements with about 20 local entities operating on the electronic media and broadcasting market. They include:



The SET Research and Working Groups pursue the technical development of broadcasting and electronic medias in Brazil. Find out more


How can I obtain information about SET?

SET produces a substantial quantity of information, available through a variety of publications:


It is the best source of information about SET and its activities. Available in Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Distributed monthly to 6,000 professionals, it is the best source of information about the broadcast industry in Brazil.
SET associates receive the magazine for free.



E-mails sent to a global mailing list, offering SET promotions, events and notices.


Weekly newsletter with the key activities of SET, as well as news highlights from the world of broadcast and new medias.


To receive it, register.


International Journal of Broadcast Engineering (SET IJBE)
A scientific magazine that aims to be the benchmark in publishing academic articles in the fields of engineering and broadcasting.  Launched in 2018, the publication is available on-line, in English.

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