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 (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 March 2012
6 Venezuela October 2009 June 2011
7 Ecuador March 2010 2012
8 Costa Rica May 2010 May 1, 2014
9 Paraguay June 2010 August 15, 2011
10 Philippines June 2010
November 2013 (reassertion)
February 2015
11 Bolivia July 2010 September 2011
12 Uruguay December 2010 July 2012
13 Maldives October 2011 (national broadcasting)
April 2014 (decided as national standard)
14 Botswana February 2013 July 29, 2013
15 Guatemala May 2013 (Trial in December 2017)
16 Honduras September 2013 (Trial in March 2014)
17 Sri Lanka May 2014
18 Nicaragua August 2015 (Trial in March 2018)
19 El Salvador January 2017 (Trial in June 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.
Apr 11, 2018
FoBTV Meeting Held in Las Vegas
FoBTV (Future of Broadcast Television) held a meeting in Las Vegas on April 11, 2018. The FoBTV is a voluntary organization with 85 members of more than 20 countries of professional broadcasters, standardization organizations, etc., to share and exchange views and opinions on the future of TV broadcasting. They hold a regular meeting twice a year; in April during the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and in September during the IBC in Amsterdam. ...
Apr 11, 2018
5th Meeting with Brazilian SBTVD Forum held in Las Vegas
The regular meeting between ARIB/DiBEG and the SBTVD Forum was held on April 11, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Both parties have been meeting twice a year since April, 2016; and this was the 5th meeting, at the opportunity of the NAB Show 2018. ...
Mar 21, 2018
Expo Festival of Digital Terrestrial TV Held in Nicaragua
An expo festival of digital terrestrial TV was held in Managua, Nicaragua on March 21, 2018. ...
Mar 19, 2018
Digital Terrestrial TV Seminar Held in Guatemala
While there are two broadcasters which started test transmission of ISDB-T broadcasting in December, 2017, the government of Guatemala is expected to soon establish a decree which is equivalent to the master plan of transition to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting. ...
Jan 30, 2018
Seminar and Exhibition on Digital Terrestrial TV Held in La Paz, Bolivia
Since Bolivia decided to adopt ISDB-T in July, 2010 as its national digital TV standard, digital terrestrial TV service has already been put in service by Bolivia TV (BTV) in several major cities, including La Paz. ...
Nov 15-17, 2017
Participation in the Inter BEE 2017
The 53rd Inter BEE 2017 was held from November 15th through 17th at the Makuhari Messe in Japan, where ARIB/DiBEG participated in the exhibition for the promotion of ISDB-T. ...
Nov 14, 2017
Celebration for Mr. Olímpio Franco of SET upon his Radio Achievement Award
On June 15, 2017, the 28th Ceremony of Radio Achievement Award was held by ARIB, where Mr. Olímpio José Franco, Superintendent of Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia de Televisão (SET) of Brazil, got the Award by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) for his contribution to the adoption and smooth introduction of Terrestrial Digital Television Broadcasting System (ISDB-T) in Brazil and international dissemination of the system. ...