Subject description - B2M37DTRA

Summary of Study | Summary of Branches | All Subject Groups | All Subjects | List of Roles | Explanatory Notes               Instructions
B2M37DTRA Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting
Roles:PV Extent of teaching:2P+2L
Department:13137 Language of teaching:CS
Guarantors:Ulovec K. Completion:Z,ZK
Lecturers:Bernas M., Ulovec K. Credits:6
Tutors:Bernas M., Ulovec K. Semester:Z

Web page:


The subject makes students familiar with topics related to video and audio transmission. Described are methods of data stream creation, methods of source and channel coding, error correction principles and modulation formats. Attention is paid to transmission systems standards with regard to transmission channel properties. The subject also deals with multimedia data services and with measurement in transmission systems.

Course outlines:

1. Overview of video broadcasting systems developments. Fundamental specifications of digital audio and video broadcasting systems.
2. Audio and video information content.
3. Video source coding methods.
4. Audio source coding methods. Program stream multiplex and transport stream multiplex.
5. Audio video signal quality assessment.
6. Overview of audio broadcasting systems developments, stereo broadcasting.
7. Fundamentals of signal transmission, basic properties of transmission channel.
8. Error protection in digital audio and video broadcasting systems, convolutional and block codes, multilevel protection.
9. Modulation techniques in digital audio and video broadcasting systems. Single frequency network.
10. Modern standards of digital audio and video broadcasting.
11. Data services in digital audio and video broadcasting systems.
12. Video streaming. IPTV.
13. Networks of transmitters for broadcasting vs. cellular networks for mobile communication. Advantages and disadvantages with regard to audiovisual content transmission.
14. Alternate term.

Exercises outline:

1. Excursion - source processing of audio and video signals, broadcasting.
2. Excursion - source processing of audio and video signals, broadcasting.
3. Introduction to laboratory, occupational health and safety.
4. Signal sampling and reconstruction, sampling theorem.
5. Measurement of audio signal loudness, dynamic processing of audio signal.
6. Measurement on stereo coder for audio broadcasting.
7. Analysis of transport stream multiplex of digital video broadcasting.
8. Measurement on digital video broadcasting system with a test receiver.
9. Measurement of digital video signal with portable analyzer.
10. Measurement on transmitter of digital video broadcasting, RF signal parameters.
11. Quality assessment of television image in digital video broadcasting system.
12. Measurement of bit error ratio in digital video broadcasting, comparison of first and second system generations.
13. Alternate term.
14. Assessment.


1. FISCHER, W. Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology. Heidelberg: Springer, 2010. 811 s. ISBN 978-3-642-11611-7
2. REIMERS, U. DVB: the family of international standards for digital video broadcasting. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer, 2005. ISBN 354043545X.


Fundamentals in the field of signals and systems.

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPEK7_2018 Radio Communications and Systems PV 3
MPEK2_2018 Audiovisual and Signal Processing PV 3

Page updated 5.12.2023 15:51:44, semester: L/2022-3, Z/2024-5, Z,L/2023-4, Send comments about the content to the Administrators of the Academic Programs Proposal and Realization: I. Halaška (K336), J. Novák (K336)