List of digital television broadcast standards DVB standards (Europe) DVB-S (satellite) DVB-T (terrestrial) DVB-C (cable) DVB-H (handheld)
- DVB-SH (satellite)
ATSC standards (North America/Korea) ATSC (terrestrial/cable) ATSC-M/H (mobile/handheld) ISDB standards (Japan/Latin America) ISDB-S (satellite) ISDB-T (terrestrial) ISDB-C (cable) SBTVD/ISDB-Tb (Brazil) DTMB standards (China) DTMB-T/H (terrestrial/handheld) CMMB (handheld) DMB standards (Korean handheld) T-DMB (terrestrial) S-DMB (satellite) MediaFLO Codecs Video Audio Frequency bands VHF UHF SHF
DVB-S is an abbreviation for Digital Video Broadcasting — Satellite; it is the original Digital Video Broadcasting forward error coding and demodulation standard for satellite television and dates from 1994, in its first release, while development lasted from 1993 to 1997. The first application was commercially available in France via Canal+, enabling digitally broadcast, satellite-delivered television to the public.
It is used via satellites serving every continent of the world. DVB-S is used in both multiple channel per carrier (MCPC) and SCPC modes for broadcast network feeds, as well as for direct broadcast satellite services like Sky Digital (UK) via Astra in Europe, Dish Network and Globecast in the U.S. and Bell TV in Canada.
While the actual DVB-S standard only specifies physical link characteristics and framing, the overlaid transport stream delivered by DVB-S is mandated as MPEG-2, known as MPEG transport stream (MPEG-TS).
- ETSI DVB-S
- DVB-S TR 101 198 V1.1.1 (09/97) Implementation of Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) modulation in DVB satellite transmission systems
- DVB-S EN 300 421 V1.1.2 (08/97) Framing structure, channel coding and modulation for 11/12 GHz satellite services
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