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Chile to adopt Japanese DTV standard

September 16, 2009

Chile will adopt the Japanese digital television standard ISDB-T, which is high-definition capable, joining neighbouring Peru and Argentina. “Following a rigorous study and consulting with several universities, we have decided to adopt the ISDB-T standard,” President Michelle Bachelet said.

Santiago’s decision came after it had also considered US and European standards. Peru adopted the standard in April and Argentina did so in August. In Brazil, it was been adapted for high definition in 2006.

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