35th Top Level Management Conference of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP), Going Digital : DVB-T or ISDB-T

The 35th top level management conference of KBP was held at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay, Philippines on November 13, 2009. In the conference presentations were given by DVB-T and ISDB-T representatives. From November 12 to 13, demonstrations of ISDB-T were exhibited to show a variety of features ISDB-T offers.


Four presentations were performed from the ISDB-T side.

  1. Main features of ISDB-T, assistance from Japan, trial transmission of ISDB-T signals by Philippine broadcasters
    Mr. Michiaki OGASAWARA
    Director-General of the Global ICT Strategy Bureau
    Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
  2. “ISDB-T Systems Overview” High robustness with time interleaving, flexible services by band segmentation, no additional transmitter nor frequency for mobile TV service, emergency warning broadcasting system, expansion of ISDB-T.
    Mr. James Rodney P. Santiago
    Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB)
  3. Set top boxes for ISDB-T and DVB-T, low price ISDB-T STBs
    Mr. Kenji Sagayama
    Eagle World Development Co Ltd(EWD)
  4. New business opportunities brought by One-seg service
    Mr. Toru SANO
    Deputy General Manager of digital business planning and development
    Nippon Television Network Corporation


Receiving the ISDB-T signals transmitted from Manila, 60 km away from Tagaytay, the following demonstrations were displayed to the Participants: HDTV, multichannel SDTV, One-seg service and emergency warning broadcasting system.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo visits the ISDB-T demonstration on November 12.


Whole view of the demonstration

One-seg terminals

HD contents of NBN

Live broadcasting of GEMNET

SD multi-broadcasting of four programs

Emergency warning broadcasting

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