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 (Trial in March 2012)
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 (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.
Nov 14-16, 2018
Participation in the Inter BEE 2018
The 54th Inter BEE 2018 was held at the Makuhari Messe in the outskirts of Tokyo from November 14th through 16th, where ARIB/DiBEG participated in the exhibition. It was the 5th consecutive year of participation for ARIB/DiBEG. ...
Aug 30, 2018
ISDB-T International Forum – Technical Harmonization Meeting Held in Sao Paulo
The Technical Harmonization Meeting of the ISDB-T International Forum was held in Sao Paulo on August 30 at the Expo Center Norte, at the occasion of the SET EXPO 2018, to exchange the latest information and to discuss the ISDB-T implementation in the member countries. ...
Aug 29, 2018
The 6th Regular Meeting between ARIB/DiBEG and SBTVD Forum Held in Sao Paulo
During the SET EXPO 2018, the 6th regular meeting between ARIB/DiBEG and SBTVD Forum was held in Sao Paulo on August 29 at the Expo Center Norte. ...
Aug 28-30, 2018
SET EXPO 2018 Held in Sao Paulo
The SET EXP 2018, the largest conference and exhibition of broadcasting in Latin America, was held by SET (Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia de Televisão) from August 27 through 30 at the Expo Center Norte in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where seminars, sessions, meetings and exhibition of broadcast-related engineering and technology were carried out. ...
May 18, 2018
Next-Generation DTTB Technology Workshop Held in Tokyo
DiBEG, together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), organized and held the "Next-Generation DTTB Technology Workshop" on May 18, 2018 in Tokyo. ...
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. ...