Japan Promotes Digital Receiver Standard.
More than 13 million households currently receive analog-TV broadcast-satellite programming in Japan, and viewer ship for digital transmissions is expected to explode after digital signals begin airing this December. The ministry hopes the number of communications-satellite TV viewers, about 2 million strong, will also balloon as a result of the availability of a common receiver.
The ministry, broadcasters and electronics manufacturers have set a goal of more than 10 million households using receivers for digital broadcast satellite signals within the first 1,000 days after the digital service launch.
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|Publication:||Video Age International|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Jan 1, 2000|
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