MPEG-2 Based Digital Video Transmission over Satellite Channels
Satellite video broadcasting provides an effective way for point-to-multipoint video distribution. It has been widely used in video distribution to cable headends and to satellite TVRO (TV Receive Only) users for years. Due to recent developments in high-powered Ku-band satellite transponders, satellite video broadcasting to small home antennas has become feasible. The cost of a consumer satellite receive system, including receive dish antenna/LNB and Integrated Receiver/Decoder (IRD) is very affordable. Furthermore, due to advances in digital video compression technology, the capacity of the satellite transponder has been increased substantially. Today, digital TV with 100 or more channels per satellite is being broadcast in the North America.
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