Digital terrestrial TV broadcast launch may be delayed.TOKYO, Nov. 20 Kyodo
The planned launch of digital terrestrial television Digital Terrestrial Television (DTTV or DTT) is an implementation of digital technology to provide a greater number of channels and/or better quality of picture and sound using aerial broadcasts to a conventional antenna (or aerial) instead of a satellite dish or broadcasts may be delayed as financial support from the government to promote the conversion from analog broadcasting Generally refers to transmitting analog TV signals over the air or via cable and satellite. Contrast with digital broadcast. See NTSC and DTV. may have to be much more substantial than originally thought, a group promoting digital broadcasting said Tuesday.
The association consisting of Japan Broadcasting Corp. (NHK NHK Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
NHK Nihon Hoso Kyokai (Japanese Broadcasting Association)
NHK Nihon Hikikomori Kyokai (anime) ), commercial TV broadcasters and the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. said the government may need to spend more than 200 billion yen by fiscal 2006 to promote the conversion of terrestrial Dealing with the earth. See terrestrial link. broadcasts from analog to digital, more than double the 73 billion yen envisaged under the existing plan.
Under the exiting plan, which calls for the launch of digital terrestrial broadcasts in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya in fiscal 2003 and in the rest of Japan in fiscal 2006, the association estimated that some 2.5 million households in certain regions will have to install digital-capable antennas and channels so as to avoid interference from radio waves Radio waves
Electromagnetic energy of the frequency range corresponding to that used in radio communications, usually 10,000 cycles per second to 300 billion cycles per second. .
However, a closer look at the date determined that about 4.4 million households across Japan will need to acquire the new technology, the association said.
The adjustment in the number of households expected to be affected by the digital broadcasting program could spark criticism, as the number of households was initially estimated at 10 million in 1998, but then revised sharply downward to 2.5 million, the figure on which the current plan and funding were based.