El Salvador decided to adopt ISDB-Tb as its national digital terrestrial television (DTTV) standard in January, 2017. The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan (MIC) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of DTTV with the Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecomunicaciones (SIGET) in May, 2017.
This time, SIGET held a ceremony to commemorate the commercial operation of DTTV service by Televisión de El Salvador (TVES), its national TV; and at this occasion SIGET organized a DTTV seminar in San Salvador on December 20, 2018, participated by approximately 60 people.
The El Salvadoran side was headed by Ing. Edgard Rodas, Telecommunications Director of SIGET, followed by many of the government officials, key executives of the broadcasting industry, etc.
The Japanese delegation was headed by Mr. M. Yoshida, Director-General of the Global Strategy Bureau of MIC, together with other MIC executives and representatives from ARIB/DiBEG member companies such as JTEC (Japan Telecommunications Engineering and Consulting Service) and Maspro Denkoh Corporation, as well as representatives from ARIB/DiBEG secretariat.
At the beginning of the Seminar, Director Rodas of SIGET and Director-General Yoshida of MIC each made a welcome speech, followed by Mr. Carlos Valle, Digital TV Project Manager of SIGET, explaining the latest status of the DTTV implementation in El Salvador, including the cooperation and assistance from Japan, benefits and advantages of DTTV services, significance of Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS), newly available services by DTTV, etc.
The representative from MIC introduced the latest status of DTTV services in Japan and its future prospects; the representatives from ARIB/DiBEG explained its activities of support and cooperation to ISDB-T adopting countries, together with international promotion of transmitting systems, receiving products and EWBS.
Mr. K. Higuchi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to El Salvador, made a speech successfully concluding the Seminar.
At the exhibition booth area, the Japanese representatives showed and introduced activities of DiBEG for ISDB-Tb promotion, indoor reception antennae, set-top box products, together with EWBS demonstration.