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Digital television broadcasting

Latest Updated:07/01/2006


Digital television broadcasting


Digital television broadcasting means television programs broadcast using digital signals rather than the conventional analog signals used for the last 50 years.
Japanese BS/CS digital broadcasting using communication satellites started in December 2000 and July 2002, respectively, and terrestrial digital broadcasting started in some areas in Kanto, Chukyo, and Kinki Japan in December 2003.
Japan aims to cease analog broadcasting and switch completely to digital by July 2011.

A list of the digital television broadcasting standards is shown below.

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