ISDB-T Official Web Site

Introduction of "ISDB-T"

Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting - Terrestrial (ISDB-T) is the most advanced international standard on Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) system originally developed in Japan. ISDB-T has been introduced in Japan since December 2003, and the number of the countries adopting ISDB-T is gradually increasing with the recognition of its technological advantage.

Countries adopting ISDB-T are as follows.

Country ISDB-T adopted ISDB-T service started
1 Japan ------ December 2003
2 Brazil June 2006 December 2007
3 Peru April 2009 March 30, 2010
4 Argentina August 2009 April 28, 2010
5 Chile September 2009
6 Venezuela October 2009 June 2011
7 Ecuador March 2010
8 Costa Rica May 2010 May 1, 2014
9 Paraguay June 2010 August 15, 2011
10 Philippines June 2010
November 2013 (reassertion)
11 Bolivia July 2010 September 2011
12 Uruguay December 2010
13 Maldives October 2011 (national broadcasting)
April 2014 (decided as national standard)
14 Botswana February 2013 July 29, 2013
15 Guatemala May 2013
16 Honduras September 2013
17 Sri Lanka May 2014
18 Nicaragua August 2015
19 El Salvador January 2017

The features of introduction of ISDB-T

It is available to broadcast simultaneously HDTV and "One-seg" programs. "One-Seg" is the name of a broadcasting service for handheld receivers such as cellular phones.
ISDB-T has a flexibility for building the DTTB system up. Therefore, it is able to customize as you like.
ISDB-T has a potential of creation of new services for telecommunication carriers and broadcasters. One-Seg is a very good example. In addition, creation of new services will accelerate to revitalization the economy.
Mar 30-31, 2017
Central American Digital TV Forum Held in Costa Rica
The Central American Digital TV Forum was held on March 30 and 31 at the Centro Nacional de la Cultura in San Jose, Costa Rica, where approximately 300 people participated, from Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT) and other governmental bodies, Sistema Nacional de Radio y Televisión (SINART), private broadcasters, university personnel, broadcast–related organizations from Central American countries, Spain, Argentine, Colombia, etc. ...
Mar 28, 2017
10th Japan–Philippines JWG Meeting Held in the Philippines
The 10th Japan–Philippines Joint Working Group Meeting was held in Manila, the Philippines on March 28, 2017 at the headquarters of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). ...
Mar 27, 2017
ARIB/DiBEG Joined the MIC Meeting with Representatives from El Salvador
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) invited Ms. Blanca Noemi Coto Estrada, Superintendenta – Directora Presidenta, Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones (SIGET) of El Salvador to visit Japan; and on March 27th a meeting was held at MIC headquarters between the MIC representatives and herself, together with Ms. Martha Lidia Zelayandia Cisneros, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to Japan, to exchange views and opinions on digital terrestrial television. ...
Mar 9, 2017
2nd Japan–Nicaragua JWG Meeting Held
The 2nd Japan–Nicaragua Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting was held in Managua, Nicaragua on March 9, 2017. ...
Feb 14-15, 2017
Digital TV Summit 2017 Held in Manila, the Philippines
The Digital TV Summit 2017 was held at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center on February 14 and 15 in Manila, the Philippines. ...
Jan 19, 2017
Adoption of Japanese–Brazilian Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting System (ISDB-T System) in the Republic of El Salvador (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website)
The Republic of El Salvador (hereinafter referred to as "El Salvador") announced on January 19, 2017 (El Salvador local time) that the President made the decision to adopt the Japanese–Brazilian digital terrestrial TV broadcasting system (ISDB-T system) for digital terrestrial television broadcasting (DTTB) in El Salvador. El Salvador is the 19th country adopted the ISDB-T system. ...
Dec 1, 2016
ISDB-T Broadcasting Technology Seminar Held in Sri Lanka
The ISDB-T Broadcasting Technology Seminar was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Thursday December 1st, 2016 at the Ramada Colombo Hotel, organized by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC). ...
Nov 24, 2016
5th Japan–Botswana JWG Meeting Held in Botswana
On November 24th the 5th Japan–Botswana Joint Working Group Meeting was held in Gaborone, Botswana. ...
Nov 16-18, 2016
Participation in the Inter BEE 2016
The Inter BEE (International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition) 2016 was held from November 16th through 18th at the Makuhari Messe in Japan, where ARIB/DiBEG participated in the exhibition for promotional activities on ISDB-T. This was the 3rd time of participation for ARIB/DiBEG. ...
Nov 14, 2016
Meeting with President of SET, Brazil Held at ARIB Headquarters
On November 14, 2016 Mr. Olímpio José Franco, President of SET (Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia de Televisão), Brazil, visited the head office of ARIB in Tokyo. ...
Nov 10, 2016
9th Japan–Philippines Joint Working Group Meeting Held in the Philippines
The 9th Japan–Philippines Joint Working Group Meeting was held in Manila, the Philippines on November 10, 2016. ...
Sep 8-9, 2016
The 2nd International Forum on Digital Terrestrial TV Held in Honduras
The 2nd International Forum on Digital Terrestrial Television was held in Tegucigalpa, Honduras on September 8 and 9, 2016. ...
Sep 1, 2016
The 2nd Regular ARIB/DiBEG – SBTVD Forum Meeting Held
ARIB/DiBEG and SBTVD Forum have been collaborating in the promotion of ISDB-T in Latin America.  Starting this past April, to further enhance the collaborative activities the two entities decided to have regular meeting sessions roughly every 6 months, and at the SET EXPO 2016 opportunity the 2nd regular meeting was held on September 1 in Sao Paulo. ...
Aug 29, 2016
Technical Harmonization Meeting of ISDB-T International Forum Held in Sao Paulo
Taking the opportunity of the SET EXPO 2016 in Sao Paulo, on August 29 the Technical Harmonization Meeting of the ISDB-T International Forum was held, where the ISDB-T adopting countries exchanged technical views and opinions. ...
Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2016
ARIB/DiBEG got Two Awards at the SET EXPO 2016
The SET EXPO 2016, comprising the exhibition of TV technology-related equipment and solutions as well as symposiums and conferences, was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 29 through September 1, 2016. ...
Jul 8, 2016
The 4th Japan-Botswana JWG Meeting Held in Tokyo
The 4th Japan-Botswana Joint Working Group Meeting was held at the headquarters of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in Tokyo on July 8, 2016. ...
May 17, 2016
DiBEG Task Force and Adviser to DiBEG got ITU-AJ Awards
The 48th Celebration for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) was held by the ITU Association of Japan (ITU-AJ President: Mr. Michiaki Ogasawara) at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Tokyo on May 17. ...
Apr 19, 2016
Meeting with Brazilian SBTVD Forum Held in Las Vegas
DiBEG (Digital Broadcasting Experts Group) has been promoting ISDB-T internationally, by providing information or extending technical assistance and cooperation on ISDB-T to those countries in need of such services. ...