DVB @ IBC 2014

At this year’s IBC, DVB’s main concentration will be to demonstrate how the coding efficiency of HEVC can be used to increase the capacity of the DVB-T2 terrestrial platform as well as for the new DVB-S2X satellite standard. Utilizing HEVC encoding, multiple UHD services will be delivered using DVB-S2X and multiple HD channels over DVB-T2.

The DVB-S2X demonstration will highlight the new standard that offers spectral efficiency of up to 50% for professional applications. S2X will be implemented with HEVC to deliver 4 UHD signals at a data rate of 100 Mbit/s. DVB-S2X provides more choices for roll-off factors as well as additional modulation and Forward Error Correction options that allow for the more efficient use of satellite transmission channels. It enables channel bonding of up to 3 satellite channels, which support higher aggregate data rates and allow for additional statistical multiplexing gain for services such as UHDTV.

In another demonstration up to 7 HEVC encoded High Definition channels will be delivered in one multiplex using DVB-T2 in a robust mode suitable for small indoor antennas and portable reception. Both fixed reception and mobile reception will be demonstrated.