Peru Picks Japanese-Brazilian Terrestrial DTV System
As widely expected, Peru officially picked the Brazilian "SBTVD" terrestrial DTV standard. SBTVD is based on the Japanese ISDB-T COFDM format with improvements and modifications to better suit the Brazilian market. The Japanese have incorporated the changes in a version of the ISDB-T standard called "ISDB-T International."
While some stations are expected to begin DTV broadcasting next year, Peru does not plan to shut off analog TV until 2023.
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Doug Lung is one of America's foremost authorities on broadcast RF technology. As vice president of Broadcast Technology for NBCUniversal Local, H. Douglas Lung leads NBC and Telemundo-owned stations’ RF and transmission affairs, including microwave, radars, satellite uplinks, and FCC technical filings. Beginning his career in 1976 at KSCI in Los Angeles, Lung has nearly 50 years of experience in broadcast television engineering. Beginning in 1985, he led the engineering department for what was to become the Telemundo network and station group, assisting in the design, construction and installation of the company’s broadcast and cable facilities. Other projects include work on the launch of Hawaii’s first UHF TV station, the rollout and testing of the ATSC mobile-handheld standard, and software development related to the incentive auction TV spectrum repack.
A longtime columnist for TV Technology, Doug is also a regular contributor to IEEE Broadcast Technology. He is the recipient of the 2023 NAB Television Engineering Award. He also received a Tech Leadership Award from TV Tech publisher Future plc in 2021 and is a member of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.