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On 2014, the TV stations and the TV manufacturers will be going digital earlier before December 31, 2015.

DTV TimelineEdit

2007Edit

  • ABS-CBN started its test broadcast using European Digital Video Broadcasting-Terrestrial or DVB-T.
  • GMA Network plans to test the DVB-H standard for mobile phones on channel 27.
  • The National Telecommunications Commission plans to replace the DVB-T standard.

2008Edit

  • GEMNET started its test broadcast using the Japanese ISDB-T standard on channel 49.

2009Edit

  • National Broadcasting Network (now, People's Television Network) started its test broadcast using the Japanese ISDB-T standard on channel 48 and they started to test its Emergency Warning System feature.

2010Edit

  • On June 11, the Natioonal Communications Commission officially adopted the Japanese Integrated Services Digtial Broadcasting-Terrestrial or ISDB-T

2011Edit

  • ABS-CBN starts its test broadcaast using the Brazilian version of ISDB-T on channel 43 but it is encrypted so it will work only on ABS-CBN's TV+ set-top-box.
  • TV5 started its test broadcast using the Philippine version of ISDB-T on channel 42.
  • GMA opposes ISDB-T and they try to promote the European DVB-T2. As a result, the NTC reviews that standard.

2012Edit

2013Edit

  • GMA Network started to test broadcast using the Philippine version of ISDB-T on channel 27 but they are no longer promoting DVB-T2.
  • The NTC officially adopts ISDB-T.


Additional DTV Information Edit

For more DTV news, please visit the DTV Pilipinas

Additional DTV resources:

ISDB-T Philippines (Official Facebook page by ARIB/DiBEG for the Philippines)

Isdb T Phils (Facebook profile page)

DTV Pilipinas (Blog site)

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