IBC 95 International Broadcasting Convention

14-18 Sep 1995

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Motion estimation and image warping for video compression

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):226 - 231
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Image warping is commonly seen on television as a special effect, bending an image into a cylinder or such like. But image warping can also have uses in video compression. As future trends head towards higher quality digital broadcast television and increased service traffic on transmission networks the need for levels of higher compression and fidelity is driving research into techniques beyond M... 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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  • Digital Audio Broadcasting receiver development

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):71 - 75
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    Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) was developed by the European Eureka-147 project. This system has many technical advantages of modulation coding (COFDM), error correction (Viterbi decoding) and source coding (MUSICAM). DAB is used for high speed data broadcasting to mobile vehicles and can provide CD quality audio programs and various data to drivers. The prototype DAB receiver is designed using ... 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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  • The emergence of digital compression

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):412 - 414
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    The paper provides a full explanation of digital compression, the key factors to consider for implementation, and how this technology can cause not only a revolution in video, but a revolution in social/cultural, corporate and educational infrastructures worldwide. In order to successfully implement digital compression and the accompanying services, the author discusses various questions: Where ar... 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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  • DAB datacasting in the Netherlands

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):67 - 70
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    NOZEMA is the Dutch network provider for the public and private broadcasters in the Netherlands. At the moment NOZEMA is actively promoting datacasting through the existing analogue radio and television networks. The coming DAB and DVB-T networks are very promising in audio and video quality, flexibility and in datacasting capacities. NOZEMA expects to be the network operator for DAB and started i... 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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  • The development of an upgraded SPECTRE modem for UK based field trials and tests

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):109 - 116
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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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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  • Technology serving the broadcaster

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):219 - 222
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    Video is a very demanding medium to handle. It has always required leading-edge technology to build new systems that can operate efficiently for broadcast applications where speed and quality are both in demand. The latest step is the development of video servers offering large scale central storage and simultaneous access for a number of on-line users. Being central to the whole operation, server... View full abstract»

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  • Aspects of enhanced teletext

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):406 - 411
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Teletext services with significantly enhanced display features will soon be introduced by some European broadcasters. A revised teletext standard has been created that addresses the important issues of compatibility with existing decoders and transmission efficiency. This paper reviews the new specification and its implications for broadcasters, manufacturers and the end-user View full abstract»

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  • New control solutions for existing problems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):290 - 293
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    The author discusses the provision of a flexible work environment for control, monitoring and automation. Control solutions for the automation market based on open systems are examined. The divergence of the computer and telecommunication market into the broadcast arena has provided off-the-shelf components for many control applications. The task of the control solution provider has become very mu... 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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  • DAB: going live-implementing a national single frequency network

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):62 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    The authors present the BBC's approach to planning and implementing the new DAB service. The service will use terrestrial transmitters. A DAB network has some fundamental differences to existing broadcast networks. These differences require novel solutions both in the initial planning of the service and its implementation. The authors highlight these areas and presents their solutions. In many cas... 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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  • 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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  • Differential amplitude phase shift keying (DAPSK)-a new modulation method for DTVB

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):102 - 108
    Cited by:  Papers (43)  |  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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  • High capacity digital switched fiber optic networks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):464 - 469
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    Television operations require increasing numbers of video transmission circuits to meet requirements such as new program sources, centralized transmission facilities and fast circuit availability. Fiber optic systems can meet these demands but require efficient use of both the optical fibers and associated terminal equipment. Circuit switching is a flexible, simple method to access and route large... 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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  • Video and audio on demand-today's CATV networks on their way to interactive communications networks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):332 - 337
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    In digital TV, technology has progressed to a stage where concepts and ideas can be implemented straight away. The adoption of MPEG-2 as a world standard has laid the foundations for the global transmission of compressed digital video and audio services. In order to test the technology, its effectiveness and acceptance among the users the Deutsche Telekom AG is planning to set up a number of pilot... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer friendly delivery of multimedia digital services

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):401 - 405
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    The cable and satellite delivered TV services established to date have generally assumed that subscribers will be content with a single service provider. Where there has been direct competition between satellite DBS access to free-to-air services has required the viewer to take some special action to switch between the two modes of delivery. The advent of digital television opens the way for a rev... 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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