Digital Video Broadcasting

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Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a set of international open standards for digital television.wikipedia
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Digital television

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Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a set of international open standards for digital television.

DVB 3D-TV

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DVB now defines a new standard for 3D video broadcast: DVB 3D-TV.
DVB 3D-TV is a new standard that partially came out at the end of 2010 which included techniques and procedures to send a three-dimensional video signal through actual DVB transmission standards (Cable, Terrestrial or Satellite).

MPEG transport stream

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All data is transmitted in MPEG transport streams with some additional constraints (DVB-MPEG).
It is used in broadcast systems such as DVB, ATSC and IPTV.

European Broadcasting Union

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DVB standards are maintained by the DVB Project, an international industry consortium, and are published by a Joint Technical Committee (JTC) of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC) and European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Widespread use of open standards (such as MPEG-2, DAB, DVB, etc.) ensures interoperability between products from different vendors, as well as facilitating the exchange of programme material between EBU Members and promoting "horizontal markets" for the benefit of all consumers.

DVB-S

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In North America, DVB-S is often used in encoding and video compression of digital satellite communications alongside Hughes DSS.
Digital Video Broadcasting – Satellite (DVB-S) is the original DVB standard for Satellite Television and dates from 1995, in its first release, while development lasted from 1993 to 1997.

DVB-T

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DVB-T is an abbreviation for "Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial"; it is the DVB European-based consortium standard for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television that was first published in 1997 and first broadcast in the UK in 1998.

DVB-C

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DVB-C stands for "Digital Video Broadcasting - Cable" and it is the DVB European consortium standard for the broadcast transmission of digital television over cable.

DVB-T2

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Since 2008, Colombia has adopted as a public policy the decision to migrate from the analog television implemented in 1954 to Digital Terrestrial Television (DVB-T2).
DVB-T2 is an abbreviation for "Digital Video Broadcasting — Second Generation Terrestrial"; it is the extension of the television standard DVB-T, issued by the consortium DVB, devised for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television.

DVB-SH

The DVB Project published the DVB-SH standard in February 2007.

Common Scrambling Algorithm

DVB-CSA
The conditional access system (DVB-CA) defines a Common Scrambling Algorithm (DVB-CSA) and a physical Common Interface (DVB-CI) for accessing scrambled content.
The Common Scrambling Algorithm (CSA) is the encryption algorithm used in the DVB digital television broadcasting for encrypting video streams.

DVB-CPCM

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DVB is also developing a Content Protection and Copy Management system for protecting content after it has been received (DVB-CPCM), which is intended to allow flexible use of recorded content on a home network or beyond, while preventing unconstrained sharing on the Internet.
DVB Content Protection & Copy Management often abbreviated to DVB-CPCM or CPCM is a digital rights management standard being developed by the DVB Project.

Conditional access

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The conditional access system (DVB-CA) defines a Common Scrambling Algorithm (DVB-CSA) and a physical Common Interface (DVB-CI) for accessing scrambled content.
Under the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard, conditional access system (CAS) standards are defined in the specification documents for DVB-CA (conditional access), DVB-CSA (the common scrambling algorithm) and DVB-CI (the Common Interface).

Multimedia Home Platform

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The DVB Multimedia Home Platform (DVB-MHP) defines a Java-based platform for the development of consumer video system applications.
Multimedia Home Platform (DVB-MHP) is an open middleware system standard designed by the DVB project for interactive digital television.

Teletext

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Older technologies such as teletext (DVB-TXT) and vertical blanking interval data (DVB-VBI) are also supported by the standards to ease conversion.
In other countries the system is still widely used on standard-definition DVB broadcasts.

SECAM

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Most European countries are fully covered by digital television and many have switched off PAL/SECAM services.
All the countries using SECAM are currently in the process of conversion, or have already converted to DVB, the new pan-European standard for digital television.

PAL

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Most European countries are fully covered by digital television and many have switched off PAL/SECAM services.
All the countries using PAL are currently in the process of conversion, or have already converted standards to DVB, ISDB or DTMB.

Moving Picture Experts Group

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Digital video content is encoded using discrete cosine transform (DCT) based video coding standards, such as the H.26x and MPEG formats.

ATSC standards

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By comparison, the rival DigiCipher 2 based ATSC system will not have this issue until 2048 due in part to 32 bits being used.
DVB (see below) allows both.

MPEG-2

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In addition to providing abstractions for many DVB and MPEG-2 concepts, it provides interfaces for other features like network card control, application download, and layered graphics.
One is the transport stream, a data packet format designed to transmit one data packet in four ATM data packets for streaming digital video and audio over fixed or mobile transmission mediums, where the beginning and the end of the stream may not be identified, such as radio frequency, cable and linear recording mediums, examples of which include ATSC/DVB/ISDB/SBTVD broadcasting, and HDV recording on tape.

Advanced Audio Coding

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Digital audio content is encoded using modified discrete cosine transform (MDCT) based audio coding standards, such as Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Dolby Digital (AC-3) and MP3.
The ETSI, the standards governing body for the DVB suite, supports AAC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 audio coding in DVB applications since at least 2004.

MP3

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Digital audio content is encoded using modified discrete cosine transform (MDCT) based audio coding standards, such as Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), Dolby Digital (AC-3) and MP3.
Some other real time implementation of MPEG Audio encoders and decoders were available for the purpose of digital broadcasting (radio DAB, television DVB) towards consumer receivers and set top boxes.

Single-frequency network

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The DVB-T2 standard gives more robust TV reception and increases the possible bit rate by over 30% for single transmitters (as in the UK) and will increase the maximum bit rate by over 50% in large single-frequency networks (as in Germany and Sweden).

Year 2038 problem

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The dating system used with this metadata suffers from a year 2038 problem in which due to the limited 16 bits and modified Julian day offset used will cause an overflow issue similar to the year 2000 problem.
There is also no universal solution for the issue with DVB and ATSC real-time transmitted dates due to issues with legacy receivers.

DigiCipher 2

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By comparison, the rival DigiCipher 2 based ATSC system will not have this issue until 2048 due in part to 32 bits being used.
The DCII standard predates wide acceptance of DVB-based digital terrestrial television compression (although not cable or satellite DVB) and therefore is incompatible with the DVB standard.

Digital video

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Digital video content is encoded using discrete cosine transform (DCT) based video coding standards, such as the H.26x and MPEG formats.