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IBC 95 International Broadcasting Convention

14-18 Sep 1995

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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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  • Building blocks for super highways

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):284 - 289
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    A concept for a super highway, capable of switching and transporting digital video (uncompressed D1), digital voice and digital data is presented-the High Speed Bus. The super highway is intended for deployment inside `campus and intelligent offices' such as video studios, broadcast stations, etc. . . where high transmission bandwidth and medium to short range is required. The super highway is bas... 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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  • Spatial prediction in scalable video coding

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):244 - 249
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (56)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (352 KB)

    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)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (316 KB)

    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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  • Live TV news reporting from every home

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):351 - 356
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    By bringing together the techniques of: video compression (MPEG), high speed access over existing telephone lines (ADSL) and the metallic line test capabilities in every exchange, it is possible to have live TV news reporting from nearly every home, with only small scale enhancement of the network. The author shows how this service can be provided and how it can be used. This service called RATTLE... View full abstract»

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  • Reuters experience of vision over SDH or how comms and television got together and stepped into the future

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):274 - 283
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    The authors present a case study of how and why Reuters embarked on a course of going to tender and then migrating its vision and audio services onto a synchronous digital STM16 ring. The STM16 ADM installed onto the network provides a customer network management service. This service enables Reuters to manage the network configuration of existing circuits; monitor alarms, errors and fault conditi... View full abstract»

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  • Design concepts for digital television transmitters

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):41 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Standards for the transmission of digital terrestrial television services are not yet finalised in either Europe or North America, however enough work has been done to facilitate the development of digital television transmitter design. Initial studies have shown that in the USA, where simulcasting and broadcast coverage areas are to be maintained, high power transmitters utilising RF tube based p... View full abstract»

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  • Satellite digital TV reception through domestic TV networks (SMATV)

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):517 - 523
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (396 KB)

    Domestic TV networks (SMATV/MATV systems) have been identified as a dominant TV reception scenario in some areas, with clear advantages in terms of cost and complexity for satellite TV reception, allowing cost sharing among groups of users. The future will bring a new revolution in the broadcasting field due to the expansion of satellite digital TV technology. The paper analyses the role of satell... View full abstract»

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  • Digital compression and the international TV marketplace

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):372 - 376
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    INTELSAT are involved in every aspect of international satellite video and we have every kind of digital video application on our fleet of satellites. We see the international video market at a turning point. We see all the new applications and all the new technology to support them. We believe the combination of these elements will allow many new market sectors to open in the international satell... View full abstract»

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  • Picture quality issues in digital video compression

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):13 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The paper has reviewed a number of quality issues and has emphasised the need to devise objective measures of performance which apply to digital video compression processes, since those adapted from analogue are often inappropriate. With DTH broadcast systems, means exist to avoid the major pitfalls of quality variations; several channels of programming in multiplex gives broadcasters flexibility ... View full abstract»

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  • Improved motion estimation for MPEG coding within the RACE `COUGAR' project

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):238 - 243
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    The COUGAR project (an EC-funded project within the RACE programme) is studying the use of high-quality motion estimation methods to provide vectors and other control information for the MPEG-2 coder being developed in the project. It is hoped that the use of a motion estimator, optimized to produce `true' motion vectors, will lead to higher quality pictures compared to the use of a simple `best m... View full abstract»

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  • A flexible and modular approach for transmission of digital TV and for interactive services

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):195 - 201
    Cited by:  Patents (9)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (372 KB)

    This paper describes the system components for modulation and demodulation of digital TV, the compression architecture and the highly flexible interface between the components. The complete system consists of a variety of products which can be combined together by a standardized interface (DVB). The principal of PID (Packed IDentifier) filtering ensures an easy way of multiplexing and remultiplexi... View full abstract»

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  • ADSL/HDSL technologies and applications in VOD and multi media services

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):346 - 350
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The local loop includes mainly copper twisted pairs, which connect each home and office and provide 64 kbps data rate. As the demand of individuals grows, more communication volume is required to be transmitted over the local loop. New applications (video conference, data transmission, video on demand, multimedia applications, teleshopping, edutament), which demand high data-rates are becoming a r... View full abstract»

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  • Broadcast quality video over SDH networks; eradicating sub carrier corruption due to pointers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):269 - 273
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (340 KB)

    The Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) has been developed to meet the demands of future networks in providing a transport infrastructure as a common platform for the building of diverse networks. The largest of these is telephony, but the SDH system was intended to be the backbone for broadband networks such as ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) and broadcast television. This paper examines how the... View full abstract»

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  • High bit rate data transmission within buildings for wireless digital cameras

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):35 - 40
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    Radio-based transmission of high bit rate data within buildings opens up many possibilities for new applications. Wherever a terminal or data transmission equipment require rapid installation, relocation or portability a wireless solution may be the preferable or only option. One such application is a wireless digital camera. The mobility of traditional television cameras is often restricted by ca... View full abstract»

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  • Multi-channel broadcasting to the European market

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):512 - 516
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    Satellite will be the first medium to carry the new digital broadcast services, followed by cable and ultimately terrestrial transmission. Digital compression vastly increases the number of services carried on each satellite. The cost of transmission per service has therefore reduced, resulting in an increase in demand and the need for even more satellite capacity. Success in the digital era is li... View full abstract»

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  • International Broadcasting Conference IBC '95

    Publication Year: 1995
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    The following topics were dealt with: measurement and signal quality; RF technology; DAB technology and markets; digital terrestrial TV in Europe; bit rate reduction for audio and video; digital satellite cable and MMDS TV in Europe; desk top production for TV and radio; broadband networks, B-ISDN, ATM and the consumer; station automation; super-highways and full science networks; economics and ma... View full abstract»

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  • Programme production and the 16:9 Action Plan: an assessment

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):366 - 371
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    As part of its audiovisual policy, the European Union has developed a strategy to increase the competitiveness of the audiovisual sector and has two instruments designed to meet the challenges involved. The aim of the Media programme is to improve the content and expand the number of European programmes, placing the emphasis on the pre-production and distribution of films and TV programmes. The ai... View full abstract»

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  • Computers and TV station automation-a user friendly approach

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):294 - 303
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    TV station automation is an area in which computer technology is beginning to make a significant impact. This paper looks at TV station automation from the computer systems point of view and speculates on what might be the possible effects of likely advances in the computer systems domain. It concentrates on the TV station presentation operation although newsrooms and other such systems have very ... View full abstract»

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  • The BBC Radio Digital Project-a quest for programme production efficiency

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):213 - 218
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    The Radio Digital Project was BBC Radio's initiative for matching digital technology to the creative process of programme-making. The objectives of the project were: firstly, to test at least three desktop digital editing systems in order to have real data to find out which was the most suitable for a given programme type; secondly to test whether production efficiency would result from the use of... View full abstract»

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  • Correlation between objective and subjective measurements for video compressed systems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    The RAI Research Centre is developing studies to find a correlation between objective measures of video impairments and human perception. Such measures should replace subjective assessment, that is, they should allow the performance evaluation of a given system without consulting any of the users. This is a difficult problem to solve because compression systems introduce new kinds of impairments o... View full abstract»

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  • TV listings databases and the multimedia interface for electronic programme guides (EPGs)

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):223 - 225
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    While the further explosion of channels on the digital multi-media horizon, how will broadcasters be able to cope with the increased demand, from traditional and new electronic publishers, for detailed scheduling information about their programmes? This paper offers comments on the realities of data collection in a world moving ever faster towards `electronic programme guides' (EPGs) and hence the... View full abstract»

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  • Study of the subjective performance of a range of MPEG-2 encoders

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):232 - 237
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The paper presents the results of subjective tests organized in November 1994 by the HAMLET subgroup WP2. These tests, carried out in accordance with Rec. ITU-R 500-5, compare the performances of different types of MPEG-2 encoders: 1. The software encoder of the MPEG-2 technical documentation (reference), 2. An exact simulation of the hardware encoder that is being built in the same RACE project, ... View full abstract»

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  • Transmission of digital signals over MMDS

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):189 - 194
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The paper focuses on the work being undertaken with regard to the testing of the suitability and applicability of 64-QAM modulated signals over MMDS. The work is part funded under the accompanying measures of `Digital Image Transmission' of the EU RACE II programme as the project DIMMP. The paper outlines briefly the market penetration and service characteristics of MMDS as an analogue transmissio... View full abstract»

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