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Philippines finally confirms 2011 decision on digital TV standard

Back in 2012, the choice taken by the Philippines over its digital terrestrial broadcast standard was poised to drag the rest of Asean (Association of South East Asian Nations) kicking and screaming to Japan’s ISDB-T. The fact that that decision has taken until this week to finally decide, leaves it years behind other parts of the trading bloc. Circle back to 2011, and we ran the headline, “600 million Asians wait with bated breath for digital TV about-turn,” as the Philippine administration threatened to wrench the broadcast decision from the DVB Project’s DVB-T2 to ISDB-T. Had it been an early mover, the rest of Asean would have wanted to go the same route. As it has turned out, it is…

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