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Worldwide Digital TV Standard

Even though we live in the 21st century and the World is getting global and universal, different countries still have different TV standards due to historical, technical and/or other reasons.

Here is the current coverage map and explanation table (source: http://www.dtvstatus.net):

Worldwide Digital TV Standard

System

Explanation

DVB-T/DVB-T2

Broadcasting via DVB-T/DVB-T2 is actively in use.

DVB-T/DVB-T2 adopted

Countries which have adopted the DVB-T/DVB-T2 system.

DVB-T/DVB-T2 trial broadcasts

Those countries undertake trials with DVB-T/DVB-T2.

RRC06

The according countries participate in the Regional Radiocommunications Conference 2006 of the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). It can be assumed that all countries taking part will ultimately use the DVB-T/DVB-T2 system when they move from analog to digital.

ATSC

Broadcasting via the ATSC system is actively in use.

ATSC adopted

Countries which have adopted the ATSC system.

ATSC trial broadcasts

Those countries undertake trials with ATSC.

ISDB-T

Broadcasting via ISDB-T is actively in use.

ISDB-T adopted

Countries which have adopted the ISDB-T system.

ISDB-T trial broadcasts

Those countries undertake trials with ISDB-T.

SBTVD-T

Broadcasting via SBTVD-T is actively in use.

SBTVD-T adopted

Countries which have adopted the SBTVD-T system.

DTMB

Broadcasting via DTMB is actively in use.

DTMB adopted

Countries which have adopted the DTMB system.

DTMB trial broadcasts

Those countries undertake trials with DTMB.

 

Undecided countries.


As specified below, there are 5 most popular Digital TV standard being used:

DVB-T/T2 in Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, United Arab Emirates, etc.;

ATSC in the United States, Canada and Mexico;

SBTVD-T in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia etc.;

DTMB in China

ISDB-T in Japan.

It’s very important to know Your country’s standard before you order a TV to make sure it will work correctly. In most of the cases there is no way to change the standard since the digital TV boards are commonly compatible with a single standard. That is why we strongly recommend to check and specify the TV standard required when you order a TV online from abroad.

All AVEL TVs are currently supplied with 2 TV board (tuner) versions:

  1. Digital Tuner DVB-T/T2/C/S2 – the latest H.265 (HEVC) version supported. Tested and works great in Europe, Russia, UAE, Australia, Israel and Ukraine.

  2. Analogue Tuner NTSC/PAL/SECAM – old but universal TV board that supports Analogue TV signal almost worldwide.

There are universal boards coming to the market that can support multi-standard Digital Signal. We plan to apply 3-in-1 universal board DVB-T/T2 + ATSC + ISDB-T for our TVs in 2019, it will be the next step to make our TVs better and more universal worldwide.