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.
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. ...
Jun 27-28, 2017
Digital Terrestrial TV Seminar Held in El Salvador
The Digital Terrestrial TV Seminar was held in San Salvador, the capital city of El Salvador on June 27 and 28. More than 100 people participated in the Seminar, from Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones (SIGET), and other government bodies, Televisión de El Salvador (TVES, national TV), private broadcasting companies, etc. ...
Apr 26, 2017
3rd Meeting with Brazilian SBTVD Forum
The 3rd regular meeting between ARIB/DiBEG and the SBTVD Forum was held on April 26, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. ...
Apr 26, 2017
6th Japan–Botswana JWG Meeting Held in Botswana
The 6th Japan–Botswana Joint Working Group Meeting was held in Gaborone, Botswana on April 26, 2017 at the headquarters of Department of Broadcasting Services (DBS). ...
Mar 30-31, 2017
Central American Digital TV Forum Held in Costa Rica
The Central American Digital TV Forum was held on March 30 and 31 at the Centro Nacional de la Cultura in San Jose, Costa Rica, where approximately 300 people participated, from Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones (MICITT) and other governmental bodies, Sistema Nacional de Radio y Televisión (SINART), private broadcasters, university personnel, broadcast–related organizations from Central American countries, Spain, Argentine, Colombia, etc. ...
Mar 28, 2017
10th Japan–Philippines JWG Meeting Held in the Philippines
The 10th Japan–Philippines Joint Working Group Meeting was held in Manila, the Philippines on March 28, 2017 at the headquarters of National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). ...
Mar 27, 2017
ARIB/DiBEG Joined the MIC Meeting with Representatives from El Salvador
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) invited Ms. Blanca Noemi Coto Estrada, Superintendenta – Directora Presidenta, Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones (SIGET) of El Salvador to visit Japan; and on March 27th a meeting was held at MIC headquarters between the MIC representatives and herself, together with Ms. Martha Lidia Zelayandia Cisneros, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to Japan, to exchange views and opinions on digital terrestrial television. ...
Mar 9, 2017
2nd Japan–Nicaragua JWG Meeting Held
The 2nd Japan–Nicaragua Joint Working Group (JWG) meeting was held in Managua, Nicaragua on March 9, 2017. ...
Feb 14-15, 2017
Digital TV Summit 2017 Held in Manila, the Philippines
The Digital TV Summit 2017 was held at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center on February 14 and 15 in Manila, the Philippines. ...
Jan 19, 2017
Adoption of Japanese–Brazilian Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting System (ISDB-T System) in the Republic of El Salvador (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Website)
The Republic of El Salvador (hereinafter referred to as "El Salvador") announced on January 19, 2017 (El Salvador local time) that the President made the decision to adopt the Japanese–Brazilian digital terrestrial TV broadcasting system (ISDB-T system) for digital terrestrial television broadcasting (DTTB) in El Salvador. El Salvador is the 19th country adopted the ISDB-T system. ...