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 2017
6 Venezuela October 2009 June 2011
7 Ecuador March 2010 (Trial in March 2010)
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 October 2015
13 Maldives October 2011 (national broadcasting)
April 2014 (decided as national standard)
(Trial in October 2011)
14 Botswana February 2013 July 29, 2013
15 Guatemala May 2013 (Trial in December 2017)
16 Honduras September 2013 September 2014
17 Sri Lanka May 2014
18 Nicaragua August 2015 (Trial in March 2018)
19 El Salvador January 2017 December 2018
20 Angola March 2019

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.
Aug 29, 2019
The 8th Regular Meeting between ARIB/DiBEG and SBTVD Forum Held in Sao Paulo
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Aug 26-29, 2018
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May 14-15, 2019
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Apr 10, 2019
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Apr 10, 2019
7th Meeting with Brazilian SBTVD Forum Held in Las Vegas
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Apr 6-11, 2019
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Mar 25, 2019
Adoption of Japanese Digital Terrestrial TV Broadcasting System (ISDB-T System) in the Republic of Angola (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website)
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Jan 17, 2019
Digital Terrestrial TV Seminar Held in Santiago, Chile
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Dec 20-21, 2018
Seminar and Exhibition on Digital Terrestrial TV Held in El Salvador
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Nov 14-16, 2018
Participation in the Inter BEE 2018
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