Digital Video Broadcast: Systems and Implementations

  • Yue Zhang
  • Kok-Keong Loo
  • John Cosmas
  • Yong-Hua Song

2.1 Development of DVB Infrastructure

Terrestrial broadcasting has brought entertainment and media information to mass audiences around the world for nearly a century. In the last two decades, the demand for consumption of multimedia services anywhere anytime has increased greatly. Because the spectrum resource is limited, a new spectrum efficient broadcasting technology is required to meet this demand. Digital broadcast technologies, such as the European Digital Video Broadcast Terrestrial (DVB-T), moved terrestrial broadcast into the digital age. While analog broadcast can only deliver one programme per channel, digital broadcast namely DVB-T allows multiprogramme broadcasting where 2 to 4 standard definition TV (SDTV) programmes can be transmitted with time division multiplexing in a single 8 MHz channel. The bandwidth of DVB-T (from 12 to 24 Mbit/s) can be allocated to offer different TV qualities, such as enhanced definition television (EDTV, requiring about 10 to 12 Mbit/s per...


Channel Estimation Surface Acoustic Wave Forward Error Correction OFDM Symbol Viterbi Decoder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yue Zhang
    • 1
  • Kok-Keong Loo
    • 1
  • John Cosmas
    • 1
  • Yong-Hua Song
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Engineering and DesignBrunel UniversityUK
  2. 2.Department of Electrical Engineering and ElectronicsUniversity of LiverpoolUK

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