13E034TV - Television

Course specification
Course title Television
Acronym 13E034TV
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
ESPB 6.0 Status elective
Condition None
The goal Prepare students for understanding of the main concepts of video generation and transmission. - Introducing of the video and audio compression standards. - Introducing of contribution and distribution broadcast networks.
The outcome Complete understanding of standards for video broadcasting networks, as well as its planning.
URL to the subject page
URL to lectures
Contents of lectures Image and video generation. Camera chain. Video and audio digitalization and compression. MPEG - 2, H. 264 AVC, HEVC. MPEG audio, Dolby compression. Standards and recommendations: DVB, EBU, ETSI, SMPTE, ITU, ATSC. Digital video broadcasting, MPEG stream, TS, GSE. Channel coding and modulation in DVB - x. Digital TV transmitter. Digital receiver. Distribution network planning.
Contents of exercises Auditory exercises following lectures. Laboratory exercises in computer lab (simulation of production proceses) or production center. Visit to a transmitter location. Distribution network planning.
  1. W. Ficher, Digital Video and Audio Broadcasting Technology, Springer, 2010.
  2. E. P. J. Tozer, Broadcast Engineer’s Reference Book, Focal Press, Oxford, 2004.
  3. Roland Beutler, The Digital Dividend of Terrestrial Broadcasting, Springer, 2011.
  4. J.C. Whitaker, Standard Handbook of Broadcast Engineering, McGraw-Hill, NY 2005
Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
3 1 1
Methods of teaching Lectures, auditory and laboratory exercises in a computer lab.
Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
Colloquia 0
Seminars 50