DVB-T2 in Indonesia? (Jan. 9, 2012)
Following a public consultation in December 2011, the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is expected to publish a request for tender for new digital television broadcasting equipment in the first quarter of 2012.
Indonesia originally decided to roll out a DVB-T network, but is now expected to select the second generation standard, DVB-T2.†More information can be found on the Ministry's website (select English on the top right and then search for press release number 88).
DTT in Indonesia
Indonesia conducted its first DVB-T trial in Jakarta in August 2008.
The trial, operated by public broadcaster TVR1, ran for four months and enabled an examination of the technical parameters necessary to launch a service.
In February 2009 a more extensive DVB trial covering the suburban areas of Jakarta began. This trial will further test technical parameters and in addition test out public opinion and help work out suitable business models for a digital terrestrial service.
The trial, which will last for a year, is being conducted by a consortia formed by TVR1 and the Indonesian telecommunications company PT Telekom. Six broadcasters, SCTV, TransTV, Trans7, ANTV, TVOne and Metro have also joined the consortium.
Full analogue switch off of all radio and TV analogue services will take place in 2018.
More information on DTT in Indonesia can be found in DVB-Scene Issue 32.
Source: DVB-SCENE Issue 32
Item added: 7th December 2009†
Mobile TV for free with DVB-H
Mobile TV using DVB-H, has officially launched in parts of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, with two consortia providing channels, initially for free, reports Rapid TV News.
Tren Mobile TV, backed by Indovision’s parent company Global Mediacom and Indosat and two subsidiaries of Telekomunikasi Indonesia are now offering services.
Both providers are required by the terms of their initial licence to provide services for free to begin with, so that potential users can familiarize themselves with a Mobile TV service. Commercial Mobile TV licences will be issued later.
Source: Rapid TV News
Item added: 10th August 2009
Indosat launches DVB-H service
Telecompaper reports that the Indonesian mobile operator has launched its planned mobile TV and radio service. Customers can access the services through mobile phones that support DVB-H or through Wi-Fi hotspots. Currently, the service offers ten channels.
Item added: 15th June 2009
Mediacom still expects to launch DVB-H service
Despite over a year having passed since the initial announcement Global Mediacom has reiterated plans to launch a DVB-H service. The service is to be launched through its subsidiary Tren Mobile TV in collaboration with Nokia.
Trial services are already taking place and have been on air in Jakarta since the 20th February 2009.initially using a 0.5 kW transmitter. The power will be increased to 1.2 to 3 kW during the trial.
The trail aims to increase understanding of the technology, viewer usage and possible business models. At present viewers can access four TV programme services, RCTI, TPI, Global TV and Infokom.
An official DVB-H licence will be requested following a successful trial.
Source: Global Mediacom
Item added: 27th April 2009
DVB-H services to launch in 2008
Nokia Siemens Networks, together with Global Mediacom, today announced a joint collaboration to launch a commercial broadcast mobile TV service, based on Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) technology, in Indonesia in the first half of 2008. The service will start first in the Jabodetabek area.
Nokia Siemens Networks Indonesia is responsible for the end-to-end systems and services, which will include consulting, implementation of the entire broadcasting solution and network, systems integration and the relevant business applications. Global Mediacom is also in discussions with Nokia for Nokia to provide DVB-H integrated devices such as the Nokia N77, and work with Nokia Siemens Networks on joint marketing activities to ensure service adoption by Indonesian consumers.
Global Mediacom is an integrated telecommunications and broadcasting group operating in Indonesia.
Source: Nokia press release
Item added: 29th January 2008
DVB-T Endorsed as ASEAN DTT standard
Ministers endorsed DVB-T as the standard for the ASEAN member nations at the Ninth Conference of the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) held in Jakarta Indonesia during May 2007.
ASEAN representatives from member countries, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam were all present at the conference to share the endorsement.
According to the joint media statement “ The Ministers noted that the DVB-T standard was the most commonly adopted international DTV standard and would offer the most advantages in terms of economies of scale, ease of adoption and versatility for multiple platforms”.
The common standard is expected to make equipment, such as set-top-boxes and DTV receivers more affordable throughout the region. The analogue switch off date is likely to be 2015.
Source: Joint Media Statement
Item added: 5th June 2007
Indonesia likely to adopt DVB-T standard
According to Alexander Rusli, an advisor to the communications minister, the DVB-T standard should be selected in Indonesia. The technology is also expected to be relatively inexpensive to deploy given its widespread adoption in many other markets. Digital Terrestrial television services are expected to begin in 2009 with analogue switch off in 10 years time. The Japanese ISDB system, the Chinese DMB system and the American ATSC systems have all been considered during the previous study and trial programme.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 13th February 2007
Indonesia’s broadcast goes digital
According to Communications Minister Sofyan Djalil, Indonesia will definitely migrate to digital. He was speaking at the International Broadcast & Multimedia Expo (IBEX) 2006 held in Bali and went on to say that trials of digital radio and TV broadcasting are already taking place.
Speaking later in the conference Lily Rustandi, a member of the national digital team revealed more details of digital operation in Indonesia and said that “All TV broadcasting stations send their signals to respective relay stations in the region via satellite using DVB-S and in addition some cable and satellite stations have already adopted DVB-S and DVB-C”.
She went on to say that the team is already conducting digital TV trials using the Chinese DMB-T system as well as DVB-T and DVB-based IP services in Jakarta.
The DVB-T trial, being held jointly by TVRI and RCTI, has been in progress since July and is set to end in December 2006. A DVB-H trial is also underway in the country.
Item added: 21st November 2006
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Last page update:†7th December†2009, Barry Tew