Advertisement

Specification of digital interactive TV systems

  • Albert J. Stienstra
Conference paper

Abstract

Standardization is essential for successful development of a large market for digital TV systems and services. Due to the novelty of the technologies involved and the initially very small market having fast growth, the consensus in industry is that standardization via formal procedures in the existing standards bodies takes too long. Promising opportunities in digital audio, video and multimedia systems and applications have made it possible to organize specification consortia in a phase, preceding formal standardization. In these consortia many industry players from different parts of the value chain participate, with their best engineers and managers as delegates. Three clearly visible examples of these consortia are Digital Video Broadcasting in Europe, the Advanced Television Systems Committee in the USA and the Digital Audio- Visual Council with a global approach. In this paper a short description is given of the work by DVB. Ongoing and near future work on the Multimedia Home Platform and Home Networks is described in a little more detail, with its relation to the work in DAVIC and ATS C. Finally some conclusions are presented.

Keywords

Virtual Machine Application Programming Interface Home Network Digital Audio Digital Video Broadcasting 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    ISO/IEC DIS 13818–1, -2 and -4; prepared by JTC1/29 of ISO/IEC, 1 Rue de Varembé, PO Box 56, CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Directive 95/47/EC; 23.11.95 EN Official Journal of the European Communities No L 281.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    European Telecommunication Standard ETS 300 421, December 1994; Digital broadcasting for television, sound and data services; Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for 11/12 GHz satellite services (DVB-S); ETSI Secretariat, 06921 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    ETS 300 429, December 1994; DVB Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for cable systems (DVB-C); ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    ETS 300 744, March 1997; DVB Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for digital terrestrial television (DVB-T); ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    ETS 300 748, October 1996 DVB Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for multipoint video distribution systems above 10 GHz (DVB-MS), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    ETS 300 749, April 1997, Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for multipoint video distribution systems below 10 GHz (DVB-MC).Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    ETS 300 473, May 1995; DVB Satellite Master Antenna Television (DVB-SMATV) distribution systems; ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    ETR 154, September 1997, 3rd ed., DVB implementation guidelines for the use of MPEG-2 systems, video and audio in satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcasting applications (DVB-MPEG), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    ETS 300 468, October 1995; Specification for Service Information in DVB Systems (DVB-SI); ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    ETS 300 472, May 1995; Specification for conveying ITU-R System B Teletext in DVB bitstreams (DVB-TXT); ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    EN 300 743, September 1997, DVB subtitling systems (DVB-SUB), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    EN 301 192, December 1997, DVB specification for data broadcasting (DVB-Data), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    prEN 50201 (DVB-IRD), to be published by CENELEC.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    EN 50083–9, ed.2 June 1998, Interfaces for CATV/SMATV headends and similar professional equipment for DVB MPEG-2 Transport Streams (DVB-PI), CENELEC.Google Scholar
  16. 16.
    ETR 289, October 1996, Support for use of scrambling and conditional access (DVB-CS), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  17. 17.
    TS 101 197, June 1997, DVB SimulCrypt, Part 1; Head-end architecture and synchronization (DVB-SIM), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    EN 50221, February 1997, Common Interface specification for conditional access and other DVB decoder applications, CENELEC.Google Scholar
  19. 19.
    ETS 300 801, August 1997, DVB Interaction channel through PSTN/ISDN (DVB-RCT), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  20. 20.
    EN 301 193, August 1998, DVB Interaction channel through DECT (DVB-RCDECT), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  21. 21.
    ETS 300 800, August 1998, DVB Interaction channel for CATV distribution systems (DVB-RC), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  22. 22.
    draft EN 301 195, June 1998, DVB Interaction channel through GSM (DVB-GSM), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  23. 23.
    draft EN 301 199, August 1998, DVB Interaction channel for local multipoint distribution systems (DVB-RCL), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    ETS 300 802, November 1997, Network independent protocols for DVB interactive services (DVB-NIP), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  25. 25.
    ETS 300 813, December 1997, DVB Interfaces to PDH networks (DVB-PDH), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  26. 26.
    ETS 300 814, March 1998, DVB Interfaces to SDH networks, (DVB-SDH), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  27. 27.
    TS 101 191, April 1997, Megaframe for single frequency network synchronization (DVB-SFN), ETSI Secretariat.Google Scholar
  28. 28.
    Da, VIC 1.3 specifications, Parts 1 through 14, http://www.davic.organization/DOWN 1.htm.
  29. 29.
    The HAVi architecture, Sony, Philips, Hitachi, Sharp, Matsushita, Thomson, Toshiba, Grundig, http://www.sv.philips.com/news/press/.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert J. Stienstra
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips Business ElectronicsThe NetherlandsEindhovenNetherlands

Personalised recommendations