DTT Deployment Data

This page provides a snapshot of the status of digital terrestrial television (DTT) deployments around the world.

DVB Members can access a detailed database (login required) tracking the implementation of digital terrestrial television globally. The database is maintained in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union and Broadcast Networks Europe.

DTT system choice map

DTT system implemented or adopted (Source: DVB/EBU/BNE DTT Deployment Database, April 2021)

The map above illustrates that DVB solutions are used for terrestrial broadcasting in most parts of the world. The main exceptions are North and South America, where ATSC and ISDB-T respectively are dominant.

Both China and Japan use their own self-developed systems.

DTT system choice chart

Number of countries having adopted or implemented a given DTT system (orange) and the combined population of those countries (blue). (Source: DVB/EBU/BNE DTT Deployment Database, April 2021)

DVB-T and/or DVB-T2 has been implemented or adopted in 148 countries worldwide.

DTT services on air

(Source: DVB/EBU/BNE DTT Deployment Database, April 2021)
* figure includes ~10 countries with payDTT only.

As illustrated in the map and chart above, DTT services are on air in just over 80% of the world’s countries, representing almost 92% of its population.