Press Release-Telecom
April 16, 2010
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
The Association for National Promotion of Digital Broadcasting

Publication of Second Edition "Satellite Broadcasting Target List (White List) for Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting"


The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and The Association for National Promotion of Digital Broadcasting today published an updated second edition of the "Satellite Broadcasting Target List (White List) for Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting" (published January 2010), which outlines target areas for satellite broadcasting countermeasures where there is poor reception of terrestrial digital broadcasting as well as the broadcast programs that are available for viewing.


The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) and The Association for National Promotion of Digital Broadcasting are delivering terrestrial digital broadcast programs by means of satellite broadcasting as provisional and emergency measures in areas where the migration to terrestrial digital broadcasting has resulted in poor reception (hereinafter, this project is referred to as the "Provisional Countermeasures Against Poor Reception Project").
The Provisional Countermeasures Against Poor Reception Project takes state subsidies and shared broadcasting organization expenses, and through this The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting has been implementing satellite broadcasting countermeasures against poor reception of terrestrial digital broadcasting since March of this year. Target ares for satellite broadcasting countermeasures and viewable broadcast programs were published in January of this year in the first edition of the "Satellite Broadcasting Target List (White List) for Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting."
This White List will be published on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) website and includes additions and updates to target areas, etc., based on the status of countermeasure implementation in each area. An outline of this update is as follows:


  First edition (published January 29) Second edition (published April 16)
Municipalities targeted 7 municipalities (3 prefectures) 26 municipalities (15 prefectures)
Number of districts targeted 55 118
Number of households 5407 11085

*Tables for individual prefectures can be found attached.
Note that the White List will be updated periodically, with the next update scheduled for July.
The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting is operating an information desk concerning application of satellite broadcasting countermeasures against poor reception of terrestrial digital broadcasting in areas published in the White List. For further details, please visit the "About satellite broadcasting countermeasures against poor reception of terrestrial digital broadcasting" section of The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting website.


Related materials:
Attachment: Satellite Broadcasting Target List (White List) for Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting – General Table Classified by Prefecture
Reference: Outline of Provisional Countermeasures Against Poor Reception Project
Related reports and documents:
Publication of First Edition "Satellite Broadcasting Target List (White List) for Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting" (January 29, 2010)
Commencement of Information Desk for Applications for Provisional Countermeasures Against Poor Reception Project (January 29, 2010)
Commencement of Satellite Broadcasting Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting (March 11, 2010)
Related links:
Promotion of Digital Broadcasting National Assembly "Satellite Broadcasting Target List (White List) for Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting"
Regarding Satellite Broadcasting Countermeasures Against Poor Reception of Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting (The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting)

 

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