Philippines choose DVB-T for Digital Terrestrial TV

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) have announced that the Philippines will use the DVB-T standard for its future Digital Terrestrial Television services. The news was released in a draft regulations document which gives television broadcast companies nine years or until Dec. 31st 2015 to make the transition from Analogue to Digital transmission. However the transition period may change either way depending on prevailing market conditions. It will also be up to individual broadcasters to decide if they wish to transmit HDTV on their allocated spectrum or multiple channels using SDTV.
According to reports the Associated Broadcasting Corp. (ABC-5) has already applied to the NTC to be allowed to conduct DTT test broadcasts.
Source: ABS-CBN Interactive
Item added: 8th November 2006