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
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.
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. ...
Sep 23, 2017
11th Japan–Philippines JWG Meeting Held in Manila
The governments of Japan and the Philippines have been holding a series of Japan-Philippines Joint Working Group (JWG) meetings in order to study and discuss challenges to the ISDB-T implementation in the Philippines; and the 11th JWG Meeting was held on September 23 at the headquarters of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in Manila, Philippines. ...
Aug 22, 2017
The 4th Regular Meeting between ARIB/DiBEG and SBTVD Forum Held in Sao Paulo
The 4th regular meeting between ARIB/DiBEG and SBTVD Forum was held in Sao Paulo on August 22 at the Expo Center Norte during the SET EXPO 2017. ...
Aug 21, 2017
ISDB-T International Forum – Technical Harmonization Meeting Held in Sao Paulo
The Technical Harmonization Meeting was held in Sao Paulo on August 21 at the Expo Center Norte among the members of ISDB-T International Forum, in parallel with the SET EXPO 2017, to discuss ISDB-T implementation. ...
Aug 21-24, 2017
SET EXPO 2017 in Brazil
The SET EXPO 2017, the largest conference and exhibition in Latin American broadcasting, was held by SET (Sociedade Brasileira de Engenharia de Televisão) from August 21 through 24 at the Expo Center Norte in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where seminars, sessions and exhibition of broadcast-related engineering and technology were performed. ...