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In this paper, the authors present three-dimensional television (3DTV) broadcasting and distribution systems that are employed to deliver a pair of stereoscopic images to mobile users, as well as users at home. First, mobile 3DTV systems and services based on DMB and DVB-H are respectively introduced. Second, fixed and high-definition 3DTV systems and services based on terrestrial digital broadcasting are described along with an introduction of experimental 3DTV services in Korea. To be specific, the authors summarize 3DTV systems from the viewpoints of target services, system and user requirements, system configurations, broadcasting trials, related standards, and technical challenges.
Date of Publication: June 2011