This Hands-On course provides a technical engineering study of television broadcast systems and infrastructures by examineing the delivery of TV images for SDTV broadcast quality where MPEG-2 has been used for many years. It will also examine what is required for HDTV using MPEG-4 or H.264 and for delivering compressed television to handheld devices.
Broadcasting systems depend upon delivery over MPEG transport streams so the course will examine how MPEG-2 transport streams can be used to carry services encoded in MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.264. Hands-on demonstrations and analysis of services will be used to explore the actual operation of real services. This will provide an understanding of how service information is delivered and how conditional access is encoded. The course will also examine the architecture of set top boxes for DVB-T and address the issues of middleware and chip-sets.
DVB-H can be used to deploy services for either broadcastmulticast or video on demand. These services run over IP and deploy IPTV techniques. Demonstrations of how video can be delivered over IP will be run in the classroom and protocol analysers used to explore the technical mechanisms and protocols used.
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