International Broadcasting Convention (Conf. Publ. No. 428)

12-16 Sep 1996

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  • Virtual set: the state of the art

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):143 - 154
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Virtual set technology evolved recently from the traditional blue-box technique and has already started to influence the broadcast industry. The possibility of combining in real time actors and realistic looking, computer generated sets with no physical constraints has significant consequences in both economics and creative design. This paper reviews the technology involved in virtual sets, coveri... View full abstract»

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  • Integra architecture-anatomy of the interactive television set-top box, how it works, and what it means to the consumer

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):272 - 276
    Cited by:  Patents (11)
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    The architecture proposed is for a highly programmable set-top box that is compatible with a global manufacturing strategy that will drive resale prices down to the point where they are affordable by the average consumer. This paper starts with a look at a block diagram of a set-top box with a view toward cost reduction and optimizing its architecture. Integration of different functional blocks ca... View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining sound and picture synchronisation in a digital video environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):431 - 437
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    In a complex broadcast environment, there are significant problems in trying to maintain the correct synchronisation of the various programme elements throughout the production chain. Individual delays introduced by equipment soon lead to obvious timing errors between the sound and picture and this problem is exacerbated as the signals pass through different production and distribution areas. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of COFDM for ATV transmission over 6 MHz channels

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):184 - 189
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    A prototype 6 MHz coded orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (COFDM-6) transmission system for ATV terrestrial broadcasting was evaluated at the Communications Research Centre (CRC). This paper provides the laboratory test results of the COFDM-6 modem. The results of a field trial are also presented View full abstract»

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  • Virtual studios in television production

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):139 - 142
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    The ability to create realistic television environments without the need actually building them from atoms. The concept of the “virtual studio”, is set to revolutionise television production. The systems that have appeared on the market over the past year have shown what can be achieved, given large amounts of time, money and enthusiasm. The harsh reality, however, is that the provisio... View full abstract»

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  • Adapting CATV broadcast networks for broadband interactive symmetrical services

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):594 - 600
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    This paper develops the themes of `demand' for `integrated broadband communications (IBC) services' then analyses the current state of CATV in Europe. The necessary steps in re-engineering mature CATV networks to become full service networks (FSN) in the immediate future are estimated, and a description is provided of an evolutionary strategy for transforming large and mature tree-and-branch CATV ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a compact DAB receiver design for the consumer market

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):267 - 271
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    Digital audio broadcasting, DAB, service is now available in the UK and elsewhere, but today's receivers are still bulky and expensive. For DAB to emulate the success of other European digital radio standards such as GSM cellular and achieve its global mass market potential, low cost compact receivers are essential. This goal motivated Ensigma and Roke Manor Research to join forces in 1995 to deve... View full abstract»

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  • List Of Authors

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): xvi
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  • Terrestrial transmitters for digital services to the home

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):248 - 254
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    The transition to digital transmission will not be easy. In many countries the spectrum is already full and it may be necessary to turn off some of the existing services to provide space for these new transmissions. However the benefits are significant. Digital techniques allow up to four television transmissions to be fitted in the space occupied by one existing transmission, while at the same ti... View full abstract»

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  • The serial digital data interface (SDDI)

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):425 - 430
    Cited by:  Patents (11)
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    The serial digital data interface (SDDI) is designed to assist studio equipment with the transmission of multiple compressed signals on a single 270 Mbps coaxial SDI cable. Unlike most networking protocols, SDDI offers a synchronous protocol which makes its introduction into the broadcast studio relatively simple. The primary aim of SDDI is to facilitate transmission of compressed video data betwe... View full abstract»

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  • The simultaneous transmission of widescreen and 4:3 programmes

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):360 - 365
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The BBC is considering making the conversion to widescreen as a part of the move to digital television transmission. The digital broadcasts would offer widescreen versions of the BBC's two terrestrial television networks, BBC1 and BBC2, with a large proportion of the programmes made in widescreen. Programmes produced in widescreen would still need to be presented on the PAL analogue transmissions ... View full abstract»

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  • MPEG-2 and SDI form backbone of new global video standard

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):105 - 107
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    In a world of competing industry standards, MPEG-2 and SDI will give the opportunity to combine all existing and future formats and systems without conversion hassles. While the whole industry is moving towards all digital environments, it will become absolutely necessary to have strong standards. Open systems will rule the markets as soon as the technology will become affordable. What will help i... View full abstract»

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  • DVB specifications for broadcast related interactive TV services

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):203 - 208
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    Building on the early success of the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) project, the next step is to enable DVB compliant receivers to support an attractive range of interactive services. Various types of interactive services are described, ranging from simple voting and opinion polling, through information services and purchasing, to message services and remote monitoring. A number of worked exampl... View full abstract»

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  • Digital terrestrial television broadcasting with OFDM-a study on the performance of single frequency networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):178 - 183
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (13)
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    OFDM is expected to be a suitable modulation method for digital terrestrial broadcasting systems. One of the reasons is that it makes it possible to construct a single frequency network (SFN) and to make effective use of the frequency bands. In a SFN environment, however, some receivers will obtain their signals from more than one transmitter. This causes two effects, intersymbol interference and ... View full abstract»

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  • 100 years of Indian entertainment technology from Lumiere brothers to virtual reality

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):136 - 138
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    On December 28th, 1895, the Lumiere brothers Louis and Auguste opened a theatre, situated in salle au Grand-Cafe at 14-Boulevard des Capucines. This was the world's first commercial enterprise to screen their films which they called “cinematographe”. They charged one franc for admission. Within a few weeks Lumiere films were playing to “standing room only”. Very soon their ... View full abstract»

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  • Techniques for transferring uncompressed video faster than realtime

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):588 - 593
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    Techniques are now available to move uncompressed digital video data faster than realtime in packetized network environments. Using ANSI standard Fibre Channel serial interfaces on Silicon Graphics workstations and servers, computer-to-computer and computer-to-disk communications have been demonstrated to transfer digital image data at a sustained throughput up to 600 megabits/sec. With these inte... View full abstract»

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  • Analytical bit error rate determination for digital audio broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):261 - 266
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    State-of-the-art design methods for digital audio broadcasting (DAB) networks use the computer-aided prediction of received field strength levels. However in certain terrain the performance of the DAB system may be insufficient whilst still meeting the required field strength level. This is due to multipath propagation and extremely delayed transmitter signals causing intersymbol interference. The... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive services on MATV systems. Terrestrial return interaction path

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):215 - 218
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    This paper deals with the return channel (return interaction path) based on coaxial (MATV) and terrestrial transmission. The system described is based on three segments: from the end-user to the MATV head-end through the existing coaxial cable; from the head-end to a return channel management centre, by RF over-the-air transmission; and from this management centre to the service provider, through ... View full abstract»

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  • International Broadcasting Convention

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):i - xv
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  • Developing for interactive services in digital TV

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):230 - 235
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    This paper describes the development process of interactive services for digital TV. As the term `interactive services' is only recently introduced, it proposes a definition and description. This include all interactive applications on a digital integrated receiver decoder: electronic program guide, impulse-pay-per-view, home shopping, home banking, betting, information services etc. It describes ... View full abstract»

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  • Economics of multi-channel services in the Arab world

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):549 - 552
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    An overview of current and future multi-channel terrestrial and satellite broadcasting services in the Arab world is presented. Based on the experience of existing commercial operators in the region, the economics of multi-channel services is analyzed and the strategy for successful introduction of pay television in the Arab world market is discussed View full abstract»

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  • The design of a network for digital terrestrial TV trials

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):242 - 247
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    A network for the transmission of experimental digital terrestrial broadcasts is described. Signal coding and multiplexing, network synchronisation, primary distribution over an optical fibre network, and transmission are covered. A number of differences from the networks used for analogue TV broadcasting are pointed out, but solutions are proposed to all of the problems raised View full abstract»

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  • Prague TV centre on the way from PAL/SECAM to digital broadcasting

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):419 - 424
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    The Kavci Hory Television Complex in Prague is the largest television centre in the territory of the former Czechoslovakia. Following a short historical overview aimed at the building process and at important milestones connected with the year 1968, the move to colour television and the disintegration of Czechoslovakia, this paper deals with the digital present as well as the digital future for th... View full abstract»

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  • The integrated production facility

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):409 - 413
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    The integrated production facility is the future of television production. It will result from two converging trends-the advance of digital technology and the rise of mass market software. New players like Lotus, Microsoft and Oracle will enter the market and exist alongside traditional industry suppliers, like Avid and Discreet Logic. Cheaper ways of operating are demanded by the international mu... View full abstract»

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  • A 2/3-inch two-million pixel CCD camera for HDTV

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):495 - 500
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    We have developed a high-performance 2/3-inch two-million pixel CCD camera for HDTV (high definition television). Its sensitivity is as high and it has as good an S/N ratio as existing one-inch HDTV cameras. It is also the compact, light-weight and power-efficient, with operating convenience and mobility equivalent to those of popular cameras used for CDTV (conventional television) systems. In add... View full abstract»

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