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IBC 95 International Broadcasting Convention

14-18 Sep 1995

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  • Building direct-to-home television and entertainment networks for Europe using the new digital video broadcast standards

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):175 - 177
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    Europe is a large region with many countries, borders and languages. To overcome this problem in broadcasting, a European standard for direct-to-home (DTH) video has been established by a group of industry experts. All products used in DTH systems in Europe will have to comply with this new digital video broadcasting (DVB) standard. The paper examines how new DVB-compliant products are coming to m... View full abstract»

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  • Practical implementation of the WD/TD optical network in a broadcast station

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):458 - 463
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The paper explains the basic design concept of the video/audio signal network in the new broadcast station of Fuji Television Network Inc. The newly developed wavelength-division and time-division hybrid multiplexed (WD/TD) optical network will be implemented in order to extend possibilities in the multimedia era. The WD/TD optical network is the rational system to reduce drastically the work of t... View full abstract»

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  • Commonalities and peculiarities of DVB-S, DVB-C and DVB-SMATV systems (COMM's and PEC's of DVB systems)

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):165 - 174
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A brief summary of the key elements of the different baseline systems, as defined by the digital video broadcasting (DVB) project, is presented. As a major issue, in order to ensure economies of scale in the manufacturing phase and equipment connectivity, attention is paid to identify the common elements of DVB systems for each delivery media. The strategy followed by the DVB project has been to i... View full abstract»

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  • The development of a subscriber management system for the digital age

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):426 - 431
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    Orbit Satellite Television and Radio Network is a subscription funded direct to home service transmitting to the twenty-three countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa. From Orbit's inception it was realised that to run a subscription based TV and radio company it would be essential to have a fairly sophisticated computer system to handle calls from potential and existing subscribers a... View full abstract»

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  • A migration path from multi-program MPEG-2 to HDTV

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):117 - 121
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Technically it is now possible to produce HDTV encoders and decoders conforming to the MPEG-2 high definition profiles. However, reducing the cost of this equipment for both the broadcaster and consumer remains a challenging issue. Moreover, the widespread adoption of MPEG-2 based systems over the next few years will make the introduction of HDTV even more difficult. Broadcasters for example will ... View full abstract»

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  • A digital editing suite in an analogue environment

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):453 - 457
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    The author discusses the evolution of video editing from the early 1980s from the point of view of a post-production company. The increasing use of digital signals is mentioned. The use of analogue and digital equipment in the same system and the problems arising from this are considered. The problem of ringing-internally generated signals-is discussed together with its solution View full abstract»

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  • Understanding how interactive television set-top box works. . .and what it will mean to the customer

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):382 - 394
    Cited by:  Patents (42)
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    A hybrid analog and digital basic set-top converter box that includes near video-on-demand and program guide service is currently being developed and deployed by cable TV operators. However, a more complex set-top will be required that will include a wide-range of interactive services and high-end graphic capabilities. Both the basic and the interactive set-top box are very cost sensitive applicat... View full abstract»

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  • Audio coding for TV and multimedia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):159 - 164
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    Since 1988 the audio subgroup is ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 WG11 (called MPEG) has been working on the standardization of high quality low bit-rate audio coding. Until now the standards 11172-3 (1) (MPEG-1 audio) and 13818-3 (2) (MPEG-2 audio) have been finished. The main focus of this paper is to give an overview on the ongoing work towards the NBC (Non Backwards-Compatible) extension to MPEG-2 audio and ... View full abstract»

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  • A systems approach to the digital television business

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):421 - 425
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    This paper examines a new approach to the design of a flexible digital television system, which meets the flexibility and ease of operation that future operators require. An integrated design process is presented which starts by analysing all aspects of the business, from the control of programming rights and air-time sales through subscriber management and network control. A framework for such a ... View full abstract»

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  • Getting the job done. How hybrid systems can increase your studio's productivity

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):361 - 365
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (316 KB)

    Professional video production with its studios, post-production facilities, AV departments in companies (corporate AV), ad agencies, and other service companies are going through four major changes. These changes are: from analogue to digital editing, linear tape to nonlinear hard disk editing, hardware to software, and online instead of offline. The author discusses these changes and goes on to c... View full abstract»

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  • Desktop video post-production: the reality of its use in the UK. An analysis of the expansion in use of desktop video post-production in the UK, across the broadcast and corporate video sectors

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):208 - 212
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    An analysis is given of the expansion of desktop video post-production in the UK, across the broadcast and corporate video sectors. A majority of the desktop video systems in the UK favour a future for post-production based on simple to use, intuitive software interfaces with instant access to video and audio data, and no VTR pre-roll times during a long edit. Quantel has dominated the high cost u... View full abstract»

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  • The development of an upgraded SPECTRE modem for UK based field trials and tests

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):109 - 116
    Cited by:  Patents (5)
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    Within the SPECTRE (Special Purpose Extra Channels for Terrestrial Radiocommunication Enhancements) project the paper describes the operation of the SPECTRE-II digital terrestrial transmission modem. The operation of the SPECTRE-II modem incorporates many of the features recommended in the draft specification for terrestrial broadcasting undergoing evaluation within the DVB (digital video broadcas... View full abstract»

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  • Optical broadband network for TV contribution in Zagreb-Croatia

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):476 - 481
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    The use of optical fiber in the television distribution local network in Zagreb brings for users better transmission quality, low loss, high bandwidth propagation characteristics, potentially, access protection facilities and open outlook to accommodate changing requirements. The development of such high-performance transmission systems has been made possible by the use of the latest technologies,... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating public policy options for implementing digital terrestrial television: the challenges of transition

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):447 - 452
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    The authors elaborate some public policy issues surrounding the widespread adoption of digital communication technology, in particular digital terrestrial television. First, they identify the important economic benefits of digitisation. These benefits, alongside the recognition that market forces cannot bring about the digital revolution unassisted, ultimately justify the need for governmental int... View full abstract»

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  • Managed broadcast distribution networks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):377 - 381
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    BT has developed a flexible infrastructure that allows the deployment of managed networks for broadcast customers. This in turn allows BT to offer the levels of service that our customers demand from their network supplier. From this basis BT can move forward facing the real challenges that exist in todays world of changing transmission technology and develop the next generation of managed network... View full abstract»

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  • Teleport London International: the new alternative

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):581 - 585
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    The liberalisation of telecommunications policies in the United Kingdom has opened new commercial opportunities for independent satellite teleport operators. These new teleports have evolved to provide private earth station facilities for broadcasters and information service providers by means of permanent and occasional television broadcast and data services. The paper describes the way a UK base... View full abstract»

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  • The effect of low bit-rate coding upon impaired audio material

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):151 - 158
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The quality of low bit-rate coding algorithms standardised under ISO/MPEG has been carefully verified by subjective listening tests using audio material of the highest technical quality. When using digital audio compression in the context of television sound systems, however, the question arises, as to how the coders would perform with imperfect audio signals, such as those obtained from impaired ... View full abstract»

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  • Digital terrestrial television-commercial issues of multiplex operation

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):415 - 420
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    One of the major issues now exercising the television industry is how new digital services should be introduced, how they should be allocated between existing broadcasters and new entrants and how they should be regulated. The allocation of the multiplex of services that can be provided in the 20 Mbit/sec on one UHF channel is a key issue in the introduction of digital terrestrial television (DTT)... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual economics: calculating the I-Way

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):357 - 360
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    A new type of product has entered the marketplace. In its best known form, the computer program, the virtual product is to be found in shops and mail-order catalogues. The virtual product is beginning to replace whole industries. An exact list of which industries are to change and how that change will affect them is not possible, though broadcasters and publishers are often cited as being the firs... View full abstract»

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  • Using hybrid fibre-coax networks for demand and inter-active services

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):316 - 331
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    Of particular interest to traditional and new cable television network operators, currently owning or building broadband delivery networks to provide broadcast television services, is the development of the network to service demand oriented and interactive voice, video, and data services over the broadband infrastructure. As these services represent a potential competitive advantage in the future... View full abstract»

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  • ID LOGIC SW-the key to an intelligent short-wave receiver

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):47 - 52
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    The authors begin by discussing some of the positive and negative aspects of shortwave broadcasting. The listener interface with any broadcasting system is through the receiver. The availability of fully synthesised receivers with alpha-numeric keypads and LCD displays has made it easier to select any particular frequency, but this is not the complete solution to the problem of designing and build... View full abstract»

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  • Shared use of a satellite transponder by analog and digital carriers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):559 - 563
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    This paper examines the effects of interference between an analog television carrier and a digital carrier, or multiple digital carriers, coexisting in a single satellite transponder. As the satellite distribution of video and audio signals progresses toward the use of digital transmission, it is becoming more and more common to find an analog television carrier sharing a transponder with a digita... View full abstract»

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  • Spatial prediction in scalable video coding

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):244 - 249
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (56)
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    Spatial scalability allows the transmission of images at different levels of resolution in a single bit stream, offering potential spectrum savings with respect to simulcast transmission. The authors consider a two-layer MPEG-2 system which uses spatial scalability to transmit a conventional television signal as a base layer, and an HDTV signal as an enhancement layer or alternatively a convention... View full abstract»

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  • A digital audio production system

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):202 - 207
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The digital broadcast studio has awaited for some time an audio production system capable of handling large-scale events. The key is the capacity to handle a very large number of inputs & outputs without the need for a complex and expensive matrix switcher. In the system described, digital signals are bundled into high-capacity serial links that join physically remote I/O resources with 95 cha... View full abstract»

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  • Differential amplitude phase shift keying (DAPSK)-a new modulation method for DTVB

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):102 - 108
    Cited by:  Papers (41)  |  Patents (18)
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    In digital terrestrial video broadcasting (DTVB) applications the objective is to transmit a high data rate of 34.368 Mbit/s in a single radio channel (bandwidth of 7 or 8 MHz). In this paper the performance of a multicarrier transmission technique, the well-known orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) method, is analysed and the system parameters for the DTVB application are considered... View full abstract»

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