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ATSC, DVB-T and ISDB-T

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The following review compares the worldwide digital broadcasting systems ATSC, DVB-T and ISDB-T. (July 2006)



1. Digital broadcasting systems for terrestrial television (July 2006)

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Dated: July 2006, Source: DVB Project

Brief overview
SystemExplanation
DVB-TBroadcasting via DVB-T is actively in use.
DVB-T adoptedCountries which have adopted the DVB-T system.
DVB-T trialsThose countries undertake trials with DVB-T.
RRC06The according countries participate in the Regional Radiocommunications Conference 2006 of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). It can be assumed that all countries taking part will ultimately use the DVB-T system when they move from analog to digital.
ATSCBroadcasting via the ATSC system is actively in use.
ATSC adoptedCountries which have adopted the ATSC system.
ISDB-TBroadcasting via ISDB-T is actively in use.
ISDB-T adoptedCountries which have adopted the ISDB-T system.
 Undecided countries.

Terrestrial transmission systems of digital television
ContinentSystemCountries & Territories
Africa
RRC06Algeria
RRC06Angola
 Benin (formerly Dahomey)
RRC06Botswana
RRC06Burkina Faso
RRC06Burundi
RRC06Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
RRC06Cameroon
DVB-T trialsCape Verde
RRC06Central African Republic
RRC06Chad
 Comoros (incl. Mayotte)
RRC06Congo, Democratic Republic of the (formerly Zaire)
RRC06Congo, Republic of the Congo (Congo-Brazzaville)
RRC06Djibouti
RRC06Egypt
 Equatorial Guinea
RRC06Eritrea
RRC06Ethiopia
RRC06Gabon
 Gambia
RRC06Ghana
 Guinea
 Guinea-Bissau
RRC06Kenya
 Lesotho
 Liberia
RRC06Libya
RRC06Madagascar
RRC06Malawi
RRC06Mali
 Mauritania
 Mauritius
RRC06Morocco
RRC06Mozambique
DVB-TNamibia
 Niger
RRC06Nigeria
 Réunion
RRC06Rwanda
 São Tomé and Príncipe
 Sahara, Democratic Arab Republic (Western Sahara)
 Saint Helena (Ascension and Tristan da Cunha)
RRC06Senegal
 Seychelles
 Sierra Leone
RRC06Somalia
DVB-T trialsSouth Africa
RRC06Sudan
 Swaziland
RRC06Tanzania
 Tanzania - Unguja Island (formerly Zanzibar) and Pemba
RRC06Togo
RRC06Tunisia
 Uganda
RRC06Zambia
RRC06Zimbabwe
 
Antarctica   Antarctica
 
Asia
 Afghanistan
RRC06Bahrain
 Bangladesh
DVB-T trialsBhutan
DVB-T trialsBrunei (Negara Brunei Darussalam)
 Cambodia
DVB-T trialsChina, People's Republic of (incl. Tibet)
 East Timor (Timor-Leste)
DVB-THong Kong
DVB-T adoptedIndia
 Indonesia (incl. Irian Jaya)
DVB-T adoptedIran
 Iraq
ISDB-TJapan
RRC06Jordan
 Korea, North
ATSCKorea, South
RRC06Kuwait
RRC06Kyrgyztan
 Laos
RRC06Lebanon
DVB-T trialsMacao (Macau)
DVB-T trialsMalaysia
 Maldives
 Mongolia
DVB-T adoptedMyanmar (formerly Burma)
 Nepal
RRC06Oman
 Pakistan
 Philippines
RRC06Qatar
DVB-T adoptedSaudi Arabia
DVB-TSingapore
RRC06Socotra
 Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon)
RRC06Syria
DVB-TTaiwan
 Tajikistan
DVB-T trialsThailand (formerly Siam)
 Turkmenistan
RRC06United Arab Emirates, UAE (incl. the Emirates Abu Dhabi and Dubai)
RRC06Uzbekistan
DVB-T trialsVietnam
RRC06Yemen
 
Australia
and
Oceania
DVB-TAustralia
 Cook Islands (incl. Tokelau)
 Easter Island
 Fiji Islands
 French Polynesia (incl. Tahiti)
 Guam
 Kiribati (Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands, Line Islands)
 Marshall Islands
 Micronesia (Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands)
 Nauru
 New Caledonia
DVB-T adoptedNew Zealand
 Niue
 Norfolk Island
 Northern Mariana Islands
 Palau
 Papua New Guinea
 Pitcairn
 Samoa
 Samoa, American
 Solomon Islands
 Tonga
 Tuvalu
 Vanuatu
 Wallis and Futuna Islands
 
Europe
DVB-TAlbania
DVB-T adoptedAndorra
RRC06Armenia
DVB-T adoptedAustria
DVB-T trialsAzerbaijan
DVB-T trialsAzores
DVB-T adoptedBelarus
DVB-TBelgium
DVB-T trialsBosnia and Herzegovina
RRC06Bulgaria
DVB-T trialsCanary Islands
DVB-TChannel Islands
DVB-T trialsCroatia
DVB-T adoptedCyprus
DVB-T adoptedCzech Republic
DVB-TDenmark
DVB-T trialsEstonia
DVB-TFaroe Islands
DVB-TFinland
DVB-TFrance
DVB-T adoptedFrance - Corsica
RRC06Georgia
DVB-TGermany
DVB-TGibraltar
DVB-T adoptedGreece
DVB-T adoptedGreece - Crete
DVB-T adoptedHungary
DVB-T adoptedIceland
DVB-T adoptedIreland, Republic of
DVB-T trialsIsrael
DVB-TItaly
RRC06Kazakhstan
DVB-T adoptedLatvia
DVB-T adoptedLiechtenstein
DVB-TLithuania
DVB-T adoptedLuxembourg
RRC06Macedonia
DVB-T trialsMadeira
DVB-TMalta
DVB-T trialsMoldova (Republic of Moldova)
DVB-TMonaco
DVB-T trialsMontenegro
DVB-TNetherlands (Holland)
DVB-T adoptedNorway
DVB-T adoptedPoland
DVB-T adoptedPortugal
DVB-T adoptedRomania
DVB-TRussia
DVB-T adoptedSan Marino
DVB-T trialsSerbia
DVB-T adoptedSlovakia
DVB-T trialsSlovenia
DVB-TSpain
DVB-TSweden
DVB-TSwitzerland
DVB-T adoptedTurkey
DVB-T trialsUkraine
DVB-TUnited Kingdom (Great Britain [England, Scotland, Wales] and Northern Ireland)
DVB-TVatican City
 
North America
 Anguilla
 Antigua and Barbuda
 Aruba
 Bahamas
 Barbados
 Belize
 Bermuda Islands
 British Virgin Islands
ATSCCanada
 Cayman Islands
 Costa Rica
 Cuba
 Dominica
 Dominican Republic
 El Salvador
DVB-T adoptedGreenland
 Grenada
 Guadeloupe
 Guatemala
 Haiti
 Honduras
 Jamaica
 Martinique
ATSC adoptedMexico
 Montserrat
 Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten [Saint-Martin])
 Nicaragua
 Panama
 Puerto Rico
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
 Saint Lucia
 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Turks and Caicos Islands
ATSCUnited States of America, USA (incl. Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Midway Islands and Wake Island)
 Virgin Islands of the United States
 
South America
 Argentina
 Bolivia
ISDB-T adoptedBrazil
 Chile
 Colombia
 Ecuador
 Falkland Islands
 Guiana, French
 Guyana
 Paraguay
 Peru
 Suriname
 Uruguay
 Venezuela


2006/03/03 - last updated: 2006/07/15

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