ISDB-T

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 format originally developed in Japan. Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (DTTB) services using ISDB-T started in Japan in December 2003 and in Brazil in December 2007. The number of the country which has adopted its standard is gradually increasing with the recognition of its technological advantage.

The present situation for the adoption of ISDB-T is as follows.

Country ISDB-T adopted DTTB 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
9 Paraguay June 2010 August 15, 2011
10 Philippines June 2010
11 Bolivia July 2010
12 Uruguay December 2010
13 Maldive Islands
(national broadcasting)
October 2011
14 Botswana February 2013 July 29, 2013
15 Guatemala May 2013
16 Honduras September 2013

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 3, 2014
2nd Engineering Seminar on ISDB-T Standards in Philippines
On March 3, 2014 in Quezon City, Metro Manila, DiBEG held the "2nd Engineering Seminar on ISDB-T Standards" at Luxent Hotel. Japanese experts on ISDB-T showed their knowledge and information on the standards of ISDB-T broadcasting system. ...
Jan 15, 2014
Engineering Seminar on ISDB-T Standards in Philippines
On January 15, 2014 in Manila, DiBEG held the "Engineering Seminar on ISDB-T Standards" at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. Japanese experts on ISDB-T showed their knowledge and information on the standards of ISDB-T broadcasting system. ...
Nov 14-15, 2013
Participation into KBP Annual Convention and Exposition, Philippines
The 39th KBP Annual Convention and Exposition was held on November 14 and 15, 2013 in the suburbs of Manila. There were 11 ARIB/DiBEG member companies participated in the exhibition at the MIC booth, attracting many of the broadcasters all over the Philippines. ...
Nov 14-15, 2013
Conferment of Decorations to Mr. Fernando Bittencourt of TV Globo, Brazil and the special sessions at Inter-BEE 2013
Mr. Fernando Bittencourt, General Director of Engineering at TV Globo of Brazil, got the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in the 2013 Autumn Conferment of Decorations on Foreign Nationals in Japan. The conferment ceremony was held on November 14th at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, where the decoration was conferred by the Minister Mr. Shindo. ...
Nov 5, 2013
Re-assertion of the Republic of the Philippines to Adopt Japanese-Brazilian System for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website)
The Republic of the Philippines re-asserted its adoption of the Japanese-Brazilian system (hereinafter referred to as "the Japanese digital terrestrial system") on November 5. ...
Oct 28-29, 2013
ISDB-T International Seminar of New Technology in Peru
The "ISDB-T International Seminar of New Technology in Peru" was held in Lima, Peru, on October 28 and 29, 2013, organized by INICTEL (National Institute for Research and Training in Telecommunications - National Engineering University) and JICA. ...
Oct 11, 2013
An Article about the Standardization of EWBS
This is a reprint of an article in the "New Breeze Vol. 25 No. 4 Autumn (October, 2013)" published by the ITU Association of Japan. ...
Sep 27, 2013
Adoption of ISDB-T in the Republic of Honduras (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website)
The Republic of Honduras in Central America decided to adopt the Japanese-Brazilian system (also known as Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting - Terrestrial (ISDB-T) international system, hereinafter referred to as "the ISDB-T international system") on September 26, local time. This decision made Honduras the 16th country that adopted the ISDB-T international system. ...
Aug 28, 2013
International Forum of Digital Terrestrial Television in Honduras
The International Forum of Digital TV in Honduras was held on 26th and 27th August in Tegucigalpa, hosted by CONATEL (Comision Nacional de Telecomunicaciones). ...
Aug 1, 2013
Japan Proposed draft 8MHz ISDB-T Standard for Botswana on 30th-31st, July
The Japanese delegation, comprising of the representatives from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, ARIB and several private companies, visited Botswana to hold the 1st Joint Taskforce on ISDB-T broadcasting, in order to extend its support for the works on the implementation of ISDB-T and the subsequent ASO (analog switch-off), based on Japan’s experiences. ...
July 30, 2013
Botswana’s official commencement of ISDB-T Broadcasting as of 29th July, 2013
In Botswana, where the government decided ISDB-T adoption in February, 2013, the Botswana Television (BTV) officially started digital TV broadcasting on 29th July. ...
Jun 3, 2013
Decision of Adoption of Japanese System for Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting in the Republic of Guatemala (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website)
On May 30 (local time), the Republic of Guatemala decided the adoption of the Japanese-Brazilian system (ISDB-T) as a standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting. This is the fourteenth adopter of the system besides Japan. ...
May 29, 2013
Approval of the ISDB-T EWBS Harmonization Document
On May 28, 2013, the ISDB-T International Forum approved the technical harmonization document on EWBS (Emergency Warning Broadcast System) among the member countries. The document is available on our web site. ...
Apr 2, 2013
The new style of digital television proposed by Japan
Pamphlet | english | portuguese | french | (Download as PDF)
Feb 27, 2013
Government of Republic of Botswana Adopts ISDB-T (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website)
On February 26 (local time), the Republic of Botswana officially announced its decision of the adoption of the Japanese-Brazilian system (ISDB-T) as a standard for digital terrestrial television broadcasting.
This is the first adoption of ISDB-T in Africa and the Republic of Botswana is the thirteenth adopter of the system besides Japan. ...

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