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Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology

A Practical Engineering Guide


Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Walter Fischer
    Pages 1-10
  3. Walter Fischer
    Pages 11-34
  4. Walter Fischer
    Pages 35-89
  5. Walter Fischer
    Pages 97-105
  6. Walter Fischer
    Pages 107-124
  7. Walter Fischer
    Pages 125-175
  8. Walter Fischer
    Pages 177-193
  9. Walter Fischer
    Pages 195-205
  10. Walter Fischer
    Pages 207-230
  11. Walter Fischer
    Pages 231-248
  12. Walter Fischer
    Pages 249-260
  13. Walter Fischer
    Pages 261-302
  14. Walter Fischer
    Pages 341-355

About this book


Nearly ten years have elapsed since the last edition of this book, and the appearance of the first English edition dates even further back to 1.5 decades from now. In both periods many amazing technical innovations were introduced.

The most important invention in the last decades was the smart phone and the tablet PC. Both products have changed the world in general and also the world of broadcasting. Movies, as well as TV and audio broadcast services are now transported via both traditional transmission techniques and smart phones or tablet PCs. Especially the young generation uses more and more the IP-based broadcast technology called ”streaming“.

This current version of the book has been completely revised and extended to the current broadcast technology standards. Practical examples from the introduction phase of DVB-T2 are included as well as new standards like 3DTV, HbbTV, HEVC/H.265/High Efficiency Video Coding, UHDTV Ultra High Definition, 4K, DOCSIS3.1, OTT/streaming, ATSC3.0 and LTE/5G-based broadcast. Concerning audio broadcasting, both its digital aspect such as DAB/DAB+ and its analog form like FM are described.


ATSC DAB DVB-T DVB - S2X DOCSIS HEVC / H.265 IPTV MPEG High Efficiency Video Coding VHF-FM radio HDMI terrestrial transmitters DVB-T2 ATSC3.0 LTE/5G-based Broadcast Video/Audio-Streaming/OTT DOCSIS3.1

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Training CenterRohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KGMunichGermany

About the authors

Walter Fischer, Dipl.Ing.(FH), born 2.6.1961, Studies of Electrical Engineering 1979-83, diploma thesis in technique of TV measurement at Prof. Mäusl, FH München. Since 1985 employed at Rohde&Schwarz Munich. Until 1999 in the area of development of technique of TV measurement. Since 1999 coach at Rohde&Schwarz Training Center Munich for the sector analog and digital technique of TV. Numerous seminars in the field of DVB world wide (more than 3000 participants).

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