Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting (ISDB) is a Japanese standard for digital television (DTV) and digital radio used by the country’s radio and television stations. ISDB replaced the previously used MUSE “Hi-vision” analogue HDTV system.
The core standards of ISDB are ISDB-S (satellite television), ISDB-T(terrestrial), ISDB-C (cable) and 2.6GHz band mobile broadcasting which are all based on MPEG-2 video and audio coding as well as the transport stream described by the MPEG-2 standard, and are capable of high definition television (HDTV). ISDB-T and ISDB-Tsb are for mobile reception in TV bands. 1seg is the name of an ISDB-T service for reception on cell phones, laptop computers and vehicles.
ISDB-T operates on unused TV channels, an approach taken by other countries for TV but never before for radio.
ISDB-T supported software: Blaze DTV Player.