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Introduction to DVB-H System

Digital Video Broadcasting for Handheld terminals (DVB-H) is an ETSI specification for delivering broadcast services to battery-powered handheld receivers [4, 7]. DVB-H is mainly based on the DVB-T specification for digital terrestrial television.

Comparing to digital terrestrial television, handheld television is much more difficult from technical points of view. First, mobile terminals have very small antenna size comparing to standard television antennas. Consequently, handheld terminals need stronger signals than standard television. Second, mobile reception is expected everywhere, especially inside buildings and in vehicles. This demands extraordinary robustness for transmission signal. Third problem of handheld terminals is limited power supply which restricts consumption of TV content. The DVB-H mobile TV standard addresses these issues by adding a number of features to DVB-T standard. DVB-H adds functional changes in the link and physical layers...

Keywords

Video Quality Internet Protocol Forward Error Correction Video Source Rate Controller 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank my colleagues in Tampere University of Technology and Nokia Research Center especially Professor Moncef Gabbouj, Miska M. Hannuksela, Dr. Imed Bouazizi, and Vinod Kumar Malamal Vadakital for their help.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mehdi Rezaei
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  1. 1.Tampere University of TechnologyFinland

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