Sun January 02, 2011

Survival in digitization of TV in Japan (76) -- Exact date for the transition

The complete transition from analog to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting will take place in Japan this year.

However, what is the exact date for it?


posted by sam at 01:06:41 JST on Sun January 02, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting

Sat January 01, 2011

Survival in digitization of TV in Japan (75) -- 204 days remaining

Are you now ready for chideji (terrestrial digital TV broadcasting) in Japan?

The countdown counter today indicates “204 days” to the complete transition from analog to digital terrestrial TV broadcasting.


posted by sam at 10:40:26 JST on Sat January 01, 2011 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting

Sun December 19, 2010

Survival in digitization of TV in Japan (74) -- Tokyo Sky Tree begins to operate in January 2013

Can you see the Tokyo Sky Tree from where you live?

The Kanto Bureau of Telecommunications, a division of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), announced on December 17 that it has given NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai: Japan Broadcasting Corp.) and the five key commercial TV stations in Tokyo a permission to move their broadcasting equipment from the existing Tokyo Tower to the Tokyo Sky Tree.

The Tokyo Sky Tree is expected to begin to broadcast TV programs in January 2013.


posted by sam at 00:01:01 JST on Sun December 19, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting

Tue December 14, 2010

USB chideji tuner transfers TV programs to iPhone/iPad (2) -- Wi-Fi for iPhone/iPad

The DT-F200/U2W is Buffalo Inc.'s external chideji (terrestrial digital TV broadcasting) tuner that connects to a PC using a USB cable.

The tuner, which is a twin-tuner indeed, can transfer a TV program it is receiving to iPhone/iPad via Wi-Fi.


posted by sam at 00:25:32 JST on Tue December 14, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting

Sun December 12, 2010

USB chideji tuner transfers TV programs to iPhone/iPad (1) -- miniB-CAS

Buffalo Inc. announced an external chideji (terrestrial digital TV broadcasting) tuner that complies with the miniB-CAS card method on December 8.

Its tuner DT-F200/U2W, which measures 32 x 15 x 86 mm and weighs in at 25 grams, connects to a PC using a USB cable.

It costs ¥17,640 and will go on sale in mid-December.

posted by sam at 00:56:04 JST on Sun December 12, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting

Wed September 22, 2010

Survival in digitization of TV in Japan (73) -- NHK BS on Hikari TV as IPTV

NTT Plala Inc., Tokyo, Japan-based ISP, announced on September 16 that it is negotiating with NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai: Japan Broadcasting Corp.) on relaying NHK's BS to NTT Plala's video delivery service for TV sets in an IPTV format.

The video delivery service Hikari TV will allow its users to watch NHK's BS-1, BS-2, and BS-hi from December.

The relayed BS channels will be available to the subscribers not only to NTT's Flet's Hikari Next service but also to B Flet's service.

However, terrestrial digital TV channels relayed by NTT Plala will be still delivered to Flet's Hikari Next users only.


posted by sam at 00:02:14 JST on Wed September 22, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting

Thu September 09, 2010

Survival in digitization of TV in Japan (72) -- TV on hikari keeps analog [2]

SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. and Opticast Inc. announced on September 7 that that they will convert the digital terrestrial television broadcasting to the existing analog format and relay it to the subscribers from spring in 2011 through March 31, 2015, in response to the request from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).

They will commit to the digital-analog conversion for their customers that use the Flet's TV service on FTTH lines from NTT East/West and that use the Hikari Perfect! TV service on FTTH lines from Energia Communications, Inc.


posted by sam at 00:05:45 JST on Thu September 09, 2010 | Comment(0) | TrackBack(0) | Terrestrial Digital TV Broadcasting
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