Understanding DVB-H

2 Day Course
Official Curriculum
Code PWS100

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Digital Video Broadcasting Standards (9 topics)

  • Digital Video
  • What is DVB?
  • DVB Blue-Book
  • DVB classifications
  • Overview of a DVB system
  • Wired vs Wireless Networks
  • Error Performance of Wireless Services
  • Demonstration: Digital Video over Wireless WiFi Network

Video Compression Systems (17 topics)

  • Temporal Model
  • Image Model
  • Entropy Encoding
  • MPEG-2 Encoding
  • Limitations of MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • Coding Rectangular frames
  • Encoding Arbitrary Shapes
  • Scaling
  • Texture Coding
  • MPEG-4 Part 10 / H.264
  • Inter Prediction
  • Intra Prediction
  • Deblocking
  • Reordering
  • Error tolerance
  • Demonstration: Encoding Differences

Digital Video Broadcasting for Hand-held (13 topics)

  • Conceptual structure of DVB-H receiver
  • Using a DVB-H system (sharing a MUX with MPEG services)
  • Time-slicing
  • 4K mode and in-depth inter-leavers
  • Data-casting
  • An overview of the architecture
  • Nodes and traffic cases
  • CBMS Reference Points
  • DVB-H signalling
  • DVB-H and 3G
  • WiFi, WiMax and 3G
  • Demonstration: Problems multicasting over Wireless

DVB-H Physical Layer (6 topics)

  • Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB)
  • T-DMB DVB-H Comparison
  • Framing Structure
  • Channel Coding
  • TPS-bit signalling
  • Modulation for digital terrestrial television (DVB-T)

DVB-H Link Layer (5 topics)

  • Link Layer Issues
  • Multi-Protocol Encapsulation (MPE)
  • Time-slicing
  • Memory Issues

DVB-H Service Information (15 topics)

  • Types of Service: Broadcase, Video Streaming, VoD
  • Specification for Service Information (SI) in DVB Systems
  • Content delivery protocols
  • DVB-H Service Access
  • Delivery system descriptor
  • Cell list descriptor
  • Use of time-slicing and optional MPE-FEC
  • Support of detection of DVB-H system services on a transport stream
  • Support of hand-over between transport streams
  • The Mobile Terminal
  • IMS Integration
  • Point-to-Point Service
  • Addressing Issues
  • IPv6 mobility
  • Numbering and ENUM

Network Issues (6 topics)

  • DVB-H Networks
  • System Information and Use
  • General principles for using DVB-H system
  • Reference receivers
  • Coverage Issues
  • Case Studies


Prior knowledge of IPTV systems will be assumed such as that obtained from the 2-day Introduction to IPTV Broadcasting Systems course. Prior knowledge of mobile network technology is also helpful.

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