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

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 10, 2015
Visit of Atty. Cordova, NTC Commissioner, to ARIB
On March 10, 2015, Attorney G. A. Cordova, Commissioner, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of the Republic of the Philippines, visited the office of ARIB together with 5 other executive members, including Mr. A. N. Blanco, Chief of Broadcast Services Division.  The NTC mission had a meeting with DiBEG members on the ISDB-T implementation. ...
Jan 27, 2015
ISDB-T Seminar in Cebu
DiBEG held the "ISDB-T Seminar in Cebu" at a hotel in Cebu.  DiBEG organized this seminar in Cebu, followings its past two seminars on the ISDB-T Standards in Metro Manila in January and March last year, this time targeting the engineering people in the broadcast industry especially in the southern parts of the Philippines including Cebu. ...
Nov 19-21, 2014
Participation in the InterBEE2014
The InterBEE (International Broadcast Equipment and Exhibition) 2014 was held from November 19 through 21st at the Makuhari Messe in Japan, where ARIB/DiBEG participated in the exhibition for the first time for promotional activities. ...
Oct 26, 2014
Seminar on ISDB-T international activity in Peru and Costa Rica
Seminar on ISDB-T international activity was held on 26 October at ARIB meeting room with 50 participants. ...
Sep 10-11, 2014
Digital TV Forum held in Costa Rica
On September 10 and 11 there was a digital TV forum "Foro de Televisión Digital: una señal para todos" held in San Jose, Costa Rica, hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) and Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT). ...
Sep 3, 2014
Seminar on ISDB-T International Activities in Uruguay
A seminar on ISDB-T International Activities was held on September 3rd, 2014 at ARIB. ...
Aug 24-27, 2014
SET EXPO 2014 in Brazil
On August 24-27, 2014, Brazilian Society of Television Engineering (SET) held its exhibition and conference as "SET EXPO 2014" at Expo Center Norte in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ...
May 20, 2014
Sri Lanka’s Decision to adopt ISDB-T
On Tuesday May 20, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications remarked on the adoption of ISDB-T, the Japanese digital terrestrial TV standard, by Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. ...
May 1, 2014
ISDB-T Broadcasting Officially Started in Costa Rica
On May 1, 2014 Sistema Nacional de Radio y Televisión, the national broadcasting organization of Costa Rica, officially started its digital terrestrial television (DTT) broadcasting services, using the ISDB-T standard. ...
April 28-29, 2014
ISDB-T Business Seminar in Ecuador
On April 28 and 29 there was the captioned seminar held in Quito, Ecuador hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan and the Ecuadorian Ministerio de Telecomunicaciones y Sociedad de la Información (Mintel), etc. The Japanese delegation to this Seminar included Ms. Yoko Kamikawa, State Secretary for Internal Affairs and Communications and approximately 50 company representatives. Ing. Jaime Guerrero Ruiz, Minister of MINTEL, headed the Ecuadorian participants; and more than 300 people attended the Seminar each day. ...
April 15, 2014
Maldives’ Decision to Adopt ISDB-T
On April 15 at the Japan – Maldives summit meeting, Mr. Abdulla YAMEEN Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives, in his official visit to Japan, transferred their decision to Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, to adopt the Japanese digital terrestrial TV standard, ISDB-T, as his country’s standard, according to the announcement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. ...
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. ...