DVB - Digital Video Broadcasting is the name of a group of open standards that have become accepted international standards for digital television and video broadcasts. The entity responsible for writing and maintaining these standards is the DVB Project Consortium, which embodies 270 companies in the field, and the standards that the consortium sets are published by the “Joint Technical Committee – JTC”.
- DVB – T for terrestrial broadcasts
- DVB – C for cable broadcasts
- DVB – S for satellite broadcasts
- DVB – RCS for telephones
- DVB – H for handheld computers
DVB broadcasts are based on the MPEG video encoding. Information is represented as digital information packets, and each packet has a numeric identifier that is used as an “address” that associates it with a specific channel.
DVB in Israel
- HOT uses DVB – C
- YES Satellite Television uses DVB – S
A number of Israeli channels are broadcast via the Amos 3 satellite using the DVB – S method: Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 10, Channel 33 and the Knesset Channel.
- Beginning in August 2009, Israel’s 2nd Authority for Television and Radio has been operating a countrywide digital TV broadcast system using terrestrial digital broadcasts, DTT. The system allows free reception of Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 10, Channel 33, the Knesset Channel and the educational channel, Channel 23. The system uses the DVB-T methodology and is encoded as MPEG-4 AVC H.264.
To be able to provide services for all of the DVB standards, Nextcom has developed a system adapted to the DVB broadcasts in Israel, which can receive and analyze information from any DVB source in Israel. This system makes it possible to combine multiple sources and to create a unified content channel, based on the presently available variety.
For additional information and a commitment free consultation regarding Nextcom’s DVB solutions, please contact us
Eran Sagi, Integration Department Manager - 052-8663340