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Monday, March 21, 2011

WILL NTC DELAY THE IRR ON DTV THIS APRIL? IS GMA-7 WINNING THE DTV WAR?

THE PLANNED shift to Japanese digital television standard for broadcasting may not push through by April with the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) now mulling whether to take a second look at the upgraded European standard.

This comes after broadcaster GMA Network, Inc. and the House Committee on Information and Communication Technology “encouraged” the state agency to again review which digital TV standard to adopt, NTC Commissioner Gamaliel A. Cordoba said in a text message yesterday.


“We’re already studying the two proposals. We’ll make an announcement within the next two weeks [if we will be reviewing or not],” Mr. Cordoba said.

“In case a review is made, it will be a quick one — maybe a maximum of two months in process,” Mr. Cordoba added.

Plans to issue implementing rules for the shift to the Japanese standard by April may thus be scuttled as the NTC could instead publish a draft that is “technology-neutral” in the meantime.

This may overturn the decision made in June last year when NTC, following unanimous industry support, selected the Japanese Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) standard as the country’s digital television platform over the European Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) technology.

The decision last year to adopt the ISDB-T standard was reached in a meeting of stakeholders from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, GMA Network, Inc., ABS-CBN Corp., RPN Channel 9, and Vanguard Radio Network Co., Inc., among others.

Representatives from the Japanese embassy and NTC officials went on to sign a memorandum of cooperation. Japanese makers of the set-top boxes required for non-digital TV sets were said to have committed to build a manufacturing plant in the Philippines to help cut prices.

But last month, GMA Network president Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr. told reporters that the government should reconsider its decision to pick the Japanese standard, saying the European DVB2 technology has better quality.

The Philippines is aiming to complete the shift to digital TV by 2015. After NTC issues the IRR for the digital TV standard, broadcasting firms can start rolling out the digital signals alongside analog signals.

Aside from Japan, the ISDB-T has been widely adopted in South America.

Source: www.itmatters.com.ph

14 comments:

cooldudeTWOFIVE said...

hay naku ang tawag jan ay delaying tactics,akala ko ba madami clang pera malaki ang kinita nila,gme ang humaharang kung bakit hanggang ngaun di pa rin makapag-start ang DOS sa plano na digital,NANGINGI-ALAM kc,cla pa ang mas marunong kesa sa NTC,chos!

network war said...

Naka bili na kasi ng mga facilities ang GMA na pang EU Standards. Kaya very zealous sila na ipush ang European standards kasi nag invest na sila dito. ^^,

Anonymous said...

Wala talgang ibang alam itong GMA kundi makipagkompetensiya.

Matagal ng pinagpaplanuhan yung pag-adopt ng ISDB-T, isisingit na naman nila gusto nila.
Imbis na makipag-tulungan para mapush-through.

Anonymous said...

TAKOT pa rin lumaban ng PATAS ang GMEW kaya buti nalang hinde ako laking GMEw...

Mabuhay ka ABS-CBN

Anonymous said...

kung makapagmarunong naman tong GMA akala mo pioneer sa technology..


ayusin nyo muna signal nyo sa probinsya mga ungas!

Anonymous said...

ABS-CBN too bought facilities na pang EU standards, but that's not an excuse to delay something that is planned for years now.

Anonymous said...

DIBA MATAGAL NANG READY ANG ABSCBN PARA SA DIGITAL TV NA YAN, YUNG GMEWWW DIBA SILA YUNG NAGPAPIGIL NUN? ALAM KO NA MARAMI PA SA KAMUNING AT PAYATAS ANG WALANG DIGITAL TV KAYA DI PA PWEDE MAGDIGITAL, NAKU MAGKAKAALAMAN NA KUNG ILAN ANG NANONOOD SA ISANG PALABAS AT HINDI NAKIKINOOD LANG... TSK.TSK.TSK

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

DIBA MATAGAL NANG READY ANG ABSCBN PARA SA DIGITAL TV NA YAN, YUNG GMEWWW DIBA SILA YUNG NAGPAPIGIL NUN? ALAM KO NA MARAMI PA SA KAMUNING AT PAYATAS ANG WALANG DIGITAL TV KAYA DI PA PWEDE MAGDIGITAL, NAKU MAGKAKAALAMAN NA KUNG ILAN ANG NANONOOD SA ISANG PALABAS AT HINDI NAKIKINOOD LANG... TSK.TSK.TSK

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korek...
pabibo lang yang syete, feeling pioneer nanaman

cooldudeTWOFIVE said...

admin, la na ba latest scoop?hehehe!FROM TIME TO TIME visit ko blog mo worst ala update,,,,weh!

ilovenetworkwar said...

kailangan na talaga mag digital, tamang tama ung tv na binili namin made for digital viewing na talaga sya...

Anonymous said...

takot much ang Gmew sa digital kasi alam nilang wala na silang excuse sa Mega

Anonymous said...

Tigilan niyo na nga ang away na yan! Huwag na kasi kayong manood diyan sa dalawang istasyon na yan kung magsisiraan lang kayo! Mas maganda pa kung sa NBN-4 na lang kayo manood, mas makabuluhan pa ang mga programa doon kaysa sa dalawang istasyon na yan na sobra-sobra naman ang advertisement at BIAS ang pagbabalita lalo na yun ABIAS-CBN niyo! Mas advance nga ang ABIAS-CBN sa teknolohiya pero pagdating sa pagbabalita ay NAPAKAINACCURATE at BIAS lalo na pag eleksyon! Magbasa kasi kayo bago magsiraan ah!
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_Broadcasting_Network&action=edit&section=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=DWDB-TV&action=edit&section=6

Joshua Davao said...

hsy nsko GMA wala talaga kayong kadala-dala...yung japan na nga yung tumulong para ma digital tv ang pinas tapos yung GMA pa ang mag pu-push out....GMA sucks.....

Joshua Davao said...

GMA mag close nalang kayo kasi wala kayong kwenta.......GO ISDB-T

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