A draft circular from regulator the Philippines’ National Telecommunications Commission last week recommended the government choose ISDB-T for the country’s DTT platform. That is a switch from its original 2006 position which recommended DVB adoption.
Both ABS-CBN Broadcasting and GMA Network, the Philippines top commercial free-to-air broadcasters, as well as government networks NBN, RPN and IBC have reportedly backed ISDB-T. And the country’s general election earlier this year was covered by terrestrial broadcaster Net 25 using ISDB-T.
Analogue switch off is scheduled for the end of 2015.
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