Technology - Broadcasting - Technologies and standards


A description is given of the technologies used for broadcasting, for AM and FM radio, digital radio, analogue and digital TV, satellites. A description is given of the competing broadcasting standards, particularly DVB and ATSC.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Audio broadcast technologies
    • 2.1 AM radio - medium and short wave
    • 2.2 FM radio
    • 2.3 Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB)
    • 2.4 Radio Data Systems (RDS)
      • 2.4.1 Analogue radio data services
  • 3. Video broadcast technologies
    • 3.1 NTSC and PAL analogue TV
    • 3.2 Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting – DTTB
    • 3.3 High Definition Television – HDTV
  • 4. Satellite broadcasting
  • 5. Broadcasting standards
    • 5.1 Overview
    • 5.2 DVB – The Digital Video Broadcasting Project
      • 5.2.1 DVB standards
    • 5.3 Advanced Television Standards Committee (ATSC) - USA
    • 5.4 Multimedia home platform (MHP)
      • 5.4.1 The introduction in 2000
      • 5.4.2 Developments in 2001
      • 5.4.3 The big wait of 2002
      • 5.4.4 DVB html – the interim solution
    • 5.5 DAVIC – The Digital Audio Visual Council
  • 6. New ITU standard for iTV
  • Table 1 – Digital TV standards and committed broadcasters
  • Exhibit 1 – DVB standards

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Last updated 22 Feb 2004
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

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