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Introducing the D-PA
 
Name, Year of Foundation, Address
Name The Association for Promotion of Digital Broadcasting
(D-PA) (pronounced: Deeper)
Founded August 8, 2003
Address Aoyama Bldg. 13F, 1-2-3 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0061
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D-PAfs Role

Digital terrestrial TV broadcasting began in the Kanto (Tokyo), Chukyo (Nagoya) and Kinki (Osaka) areas in December, 2003. Phased introduction in other regions is scheduled through 2006. Terrestrial TV broadcasting is the most widely diffused medium in Japan and performs an essential role in the everyday life of the Japanese people. It is D-PA's role to promote the diffusion of digital terrestrial TV broadcasting stably, with a seamless and rapid transfer from the current analogue terrestrial TV broadcasts to the digital form. D-PA also implements work related to these goals and promotes the development of digital terrestrial TV broadcasting in order to enhance the public good.

D-PAfs Work
The main assignments are as follows:
1. Promoting the diffusion of digital terrestrial TV broadcasts and reception
2. Performing surveys and studies related to digital terrestrial TV broadcasts
3. Promoting the development of common technical standards for the transmission and reception of digital terrestrial TV broadcasts
4. 1. Managing an engineering service for digital terrestrial TV broadcasts and related coordination, mediation and contractual support for service providers, etc.
5. Providing coordination, mediation and contractual support for service providers etc. with respect to the protection of broadcasting program copyright
Organization/Officers/Staff
1.Organization  Management Committee, Special Engineering Service Committee, Special Rights Management & Protection Committee etc. organized under the Board of Directors
2.Officers  25 Directors and 3 Auditors
3.Secretariat  Six Divisions (General Affairs, Diffusion & Promotion, Area Information, Engineering, Engineering Service, Rights Management & Protection)



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