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Now that Germany and the USA have switched over to digital terrestrial television (DTT), Japan is one of the countries with a large number of television households that are preparing for digital switchover in two to three years. It is planning to switchover on 24 July 2011, in less than two years. The Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) has accelerated preparations since 2008. This is a brief report on the present situation concerning digital switchover in Japan.

Keywords: Japan; digital switchover; digital terrestrial television (DTT)

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Japan Council for Better Radio and Television.

Publication date: January 1, 2010

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  • The International Journal of Digital Television will describe and explain the transition to digital TV and wider trends in television. As switchover happens across the globe and television's operations and audiences are transformed, the International Journal of Digital Television will be at the forefront of efforts to understand the changes and developments.
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