The incorporation of an emergency warning system was the deciding factor in the Philippines’ selection of Japan’s ISDB-T as its new terrestrial broadcasting system.
The Philippines will use the Japanese ISDB standard for the transmission of digital television services.
Less than a year after adopting the Japanese ISDB standard, the Philippines National Telecommunications Commission is considering a move to DVB-T2.
Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) has released data supporting the adoption of DVB-T, and possibly DVB-T2, over the Brazilian variant of the Japanese ISDB system.
Criticism is mounting against the South African communications director general Mamodupi Mohlala over the likely announcement that the country will drop DVB-T in favour of the Japanese ISDB standard.
Costa Rica is to become the seventh country outside of Japan to adopt the country’s digital TV standard, the ministry of internal affairs and communications has confirmed.
Argentina has confirmed it will use a variation of the Japanese ISDB system as its digital television standard. The Latin American country will run the Brazilian terrestrial variant of the technology known as ISDB-Tb.