What is ISDB-T?

Short for Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting, ISDB is a Japanese standard for digital television (DTV) and digital radio used by the country's radio and television stations.

ISDB covers ISDB-S (satellite television), ISDB-T(terrestrial), ISDB-C (cable) and 2.6GHz band mobile broadcasting which are all based on MPEG-2 video and audio coding as well as the transport stream described by the MPEG-2 standard, and are capable of high definition television (HDTV). ISDB-T and ISDB-Tsb are for mobile reception in TV bands. 1seg is the name of an ISDB-T service for reception on cell phones, laptop computers and vehicles.

ISDB-T operates on unused TV channels, an approach taken by other countries for TV but never before for radio.

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