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Sri Lanka to adopt Japan’s digital television standard

The Sri Lanka government has taken steps to introduce the Japanese ISDB-T digital television technology within the next two years. 

Secretary to the ministry of mass media Dr. Charitha Herath said “The European, Japanese and Chinese modules of digital technology are very popular in the world at present.  A feasibility study has been carried out about the module which is more suitable to Sri Lanka.”

The Japanese Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting – Terrestrial (ISDB-T) standard is considered to be the most advanced international standard on digital terrestrial television broadcasting format. It has been operating in Japan since 2003 and numbers of countries adopting the standard has been increasing with the recognition of its technological advantage.

A seminar on the special features of this technology was held in Colombo for the heads of the country’s regulator and media institutions.  Among those attendeing were Japan’s deputy minister of internal affairs and media Masahiro Yoshisaki, Sri Lankan secretary to the ministry of mass media Dr. Charitha Herathand and the director general of Sri Lanka’s telecommunication regulatory authority, Anusha Pelpita.